The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231109857

ISBN-13: 9780231109857

Pub. Date: 03/10/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as

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The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.

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ISBN-13:
9780231109857
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1342
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ProlegomenonPrefaceMap of ChinaIntroduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture1. FoundationsLanguage and Script, by Victor H. MairMyth, by Anne BirrellPhilosophy and Literature in Early China, by Michael PuettThe Thirteen Classics, by Paul Rakita GoldinShih-ching Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature, by Jeffrey RiegelThe Supernatural, by Rania HuntingtonWit and Humor, by Karin MyhreProverbs, by John S. RohsenowBuddhist Literature, by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer and Victor H. MairTaoist Heritage, by Judith BoltzWomen in Literature, by Anne Birrell2. PoetrySao, fu, Parallel Prose, and Related Genres, by Christopher Leigh ConneryPoetry from 200 b.c.e. to 600 c.e., by Robert Joe CutterPoetry of the T'ang Dynasty, by Paul W. KrollTz'u, by Stuart SargentSung Dynasty shih Poetry, by Michael A. FullerYan san-ch, by Wayne SchleppMongol-Yuan Classical Verse (shih), by Richard John LynnPoetry of the Fourteenth Century, by John Timothy WixtedPoetry of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, by Daniel BryantPoetry of the Seventeenth Century, by Richard John LynnPoetry of the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries, by Daniel BryantCh'ing Lyric, by David McCrawModern Poetry, by Michelle YehPoetry and Painting, by Charles Hartman3. ProseThe Literary Features of Historical Writing, by Stephen DurgarantEarly Biography, by William H. Nienhauser, Jr.Expository Prose, by Ronald EganRecords of Anomalies, by Ying HuTravel Literature, by James HargettSketches, by James HargettTwentieth-Century Prose, by Philip F. C. Williams4. FictionT-ang Tales, by William H. Nienhauser, Jr.Vernacular Stories, by Yenna WuFull-Length Vernacular Fiction, by Wai-yee LiTraditional Vernacular Novels: Some Lesser-Known Works, by Daria BergThe Later Classical Tale, by Allan H. BarrEnd of the Empire to the Beginning of the Republic (1897-1916), by Milena Doleelov-VelingerovTwentieth-Century Fiction, by Philip F. C. WilliamsChina, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during the 1980s and 1990s, by Helmut Martin5. DramaTraditional Dramatic Literature, by Wilt L. IdemaTwentieth-Century Spoken Drama, by Xiaomei Chen6. Commentary, Criticism, and InterpretationThe Rhetoric of Premodern Prose Style, by Christoph HarbsmeierClassical Exegesis, by Haun SaussyLiterary Theory and Criticism, by Dore J. LevyTraditional Fiction Commentary, by David L. Rolston7. Popular and Peripheral ManifestationsBalladry and Popular Song, by Anne BirrellTun-huang Literature, by Neil SchmidThe Oral-Formulaic Tradition, by Anne E. McLarenRegional Literatures, by Mark BenderEthnic Minority Literature, by Mark BenderThe Translator's Turn: The Birth of Modern Chinese Language and Fiction, by Lydia H. LiuThe Reception of Chinese Literature in Korea, by Emanuel PastreichThe Reception of Chinese Literature in Japan, by Emanuel PastreichThe Reception of Chinese Literature in Vietnam, by Emanuel PastreichChart of the Chinese DynastiesRomanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to PinyinGlossary

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