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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.
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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