Evoking Tang: An Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry

Evoking Tang: An Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry

by Qiu Xiaolong
     
 

In Evoking Tang, writer Qiu Xiaolong breathes new life into the works of the Tang dynasty masters, introducing their universal these—of love and lament, frienship and longing, the serenity to be found in natural beauty—to a whole new audience of western readers.The Tang period is the golden age of Chinese poetry. In Evoking Tang, a bilingual collection,

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In Evoking Tang, writer Qiu Xiaolong breathes new life into the works of the Tang dynasty masters, introducing their universal these—of love and lament, frienship and longing, the serenity to be found in natural beauty—to a whole new audience of western readers.The Tang period is the golden age of Chinese poetry. In Evoking Tang, a bilingual collection, Xiaolong offers English translations of more than 70 classic Chinese poems. The original texts represent the work of almost 40 poets from the Tang period, whose poems are comparable in importance, for English-speaking readers, to those of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Longfellow. The anthology is illustrated with 30 traditional Chinese paintings, which are included to aid interpretation and to stir the imagination of readers as they enter the poetic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976067511
Publisher:
PenUltimate Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Qiu Xiaolong was born and raised in Shanghai, China. While in China, as an associate research professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the Chinese Writers Association, he published across diverse fields, including the prize-winning translations of T.S. Eliot's poems and Imagist poems. He came to the United States as a visiting scholar, but what happened in Beijing in 1989 changed his path. He started writing in English and got a Ph.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He won a Missouri Biennial Award and Prairie Schooner Award for his poetry and has since authored several highly acclaimed novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.

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