How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology / Edition 1

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Overview

In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic features of Chinese poetry, and each chapter is written by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version, an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions, and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original.

The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese, English, and romanization, accompanied by prose translation, textual notes, commentaries, and recordings.

Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)

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Editorial Reviews

BLT Not Just a Sandwich

By presenting poems in so many different forms: Chinese characters, Romanization, English translation, audio files, stress maps, and transliteration, the book enables the reader - no matter what her background in Chinese language, to grasp much of what is going on.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231139410
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2007
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,228,345
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Zong-qi Cai is professor of Chinese and comparative literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Matrix of Lyric Transformation: Poetic Modes and Self-Presentation in Early Chinese Pentasyllabic Poetry (Michigan, 1996) and Configurations of Comparative Poetics: Three Perspectives on Western and Chinese Literary Criticism (Hawai'i, 2002), and is the editor of A Chinese Literary Mind: Culture, Creativity, and Rhetoric in Wenxin dialong (Stanford, 2001) and Chinese Aesthetics: The Ordering of Literature, the Arts, and the Universe in the Six Dynasties (Hawai'i, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Thematic ContentsA Note on How to Use This Anthology AcknowledgmentsMajor Chinese DynastiesList of SymbolsIntroduction: Major Aspects of Chinese PoetryZong-qi CaiPart 1 Pre-Qin Times 1. Tetrasyllabic Shi Poetry: The Book of Poetry (Shijing)William H. Nienhauser2. Sao Poetry: The Lyrics of Chu (Chuci)Fusheng Wu Part 2 The Han Dynasty 3. Fu Poetry: An Ancient-Style Rhapsody (Gufu)David R. Knechtges4. Shi Poetry: Music Bureau Poems (Yuefu)Jui-lung Su5. Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry: The "Nineteen Old Poems" Zong-qi CaiPart 3 The Six Dynasties 6. Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry: Landscape and Farmstead PoemsWendy Swartz7. Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry: New Topics Xiaofei TianPart 4 The Tang Dynasty 8. Recent-Style Shi Poetry: Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse (Wuyan Lüshi)Zong-qi Cai9. Recent-Style Shi Poetry: Heptasyllabic Regulated Verse (Qiyan Lüshi)Robert Ashmore10. Recent-Style Shi Poetry: Quatrains (Jueju)Charles Egan11. Ancient-Style Shi Poetry: A RevivalPaula VarsanoPart 5 The Five Dynasties and the Song Dynasty 12. Ci Poetry: Short Song Lyrics (Xiaoling) Maija Bell Samei13. Ci Poetry: Long Song Lyrics (Manci) Xinda Lian14. Ci Poetry: Long Song Lyrics on Objects (Yongwu Ci) Shuen-fu Lin15. Shi Poetry: Ancient and Recent StylesRonald EganPart 6 The Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties 16. Qu Poetry: Song Poems (Sanqu) of the Yuan Dynasty Xinda Lian17. Shi Poetry of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Grace S. Fong18. A Synthesis: Rhythm, Syntax, and Vision of Chinese Poetry Zong-qi CaiPhonetic Transcriptions of Entering-Tone Characters Abbreviations of Primary Texts ContributorsGlossary-Index

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