The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century / Edition 1

The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century / Edition 1

by Burton Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231056834

ISBN-13: 9780231056830

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.…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231056830
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/14/1987
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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