The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century / Edition 1by Burton Watson
Pub. Date: 01/14/1987
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It begins with selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279.
Important poets such as Tao Yüan-ming, LiPo, Tu Fu, Su Tung-&pacute;o, and Lu Yu are treated in separate sections with generous samplings from their works, while lesser poets are represented in chapters devoted to the particular era in which they lived. A general introduction discusses the major characteristics and forms of traditional Chinese poetry, while introductory essays to the individual chapters outline the history of poetic development in China over the centuries.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. The Book of Odes2. The Ch'u Tz'u3. Early Songs, Poems in Rhyme-Prose Form, and Yüeh-fu Ballads4. Poems of the Han and Wei5. T'ao Yüan-ming6. Chin, Six Dynasties, and Sui Poets7. Major T'ang Poets I: Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu8. Major T'ang Poets II: Han Yü, Po Chü-i, Han-shan9. Other T'ang Poets10. Two Major Sung Poets: Su Tung-p'o, Lu Yu11. Other Sung Poets12. Lyrics in Tz'u Form
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