The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature (Translations from the Asian Classics Series)

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature (Translations from the Asian Classics Series)

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

ISBN-10: 023107428X

ISBN-13: 9780231074285

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Including works of varied genres from fiction and poetry to folk stories and elegies, travelogues and jokes to criticism and theory, this wide-ranging collection brings together more than two thousand years of great works in one portable volume.

-The list of translators reads like a Who's Who of Western Sinology. This is a book one can open at any page and

Overview

Including works of varied genres from fiction and poetry to folk stories and elegies, travelogues and jokes to criticism and theory, this wide-ranging collection brings together more than two thousand years of great works in one portable volume.

-The list of translators reads like a Who's Who of Western Sinology. This is a book one can open at any page and immediately be drawn in by its great and appealing content. It is at once a reference book, with examples drawn from the huge corpus of Chinese literature, and a book which guarantees superb reading pleasure. -New Asia Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231074285
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Pages:
1376
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.55(h) x 2.29(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture
Map of China
Abbreviations
Prolegomenon
Preface
Acknowledgements
Romanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to Pinyin
Foundations
Poetry
Prose
Fiction
Drama
Commentary, Criticism, and Interpretation
Popular and Peripheral Manifestations
Chart of the Chinese Dynasties
Romanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to Pinyin
Glossary
Contributors
Index

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