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Art of Chinese Poetry / Edition 1

Art of Chinese Poetry / Edition 1

by James J. Y. Liu


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226486871
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/1966
Series: Midway Reprint Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Chinese Language as a Medium of Poetic Expression
1. The Structure of Chinese Characters
2. Implications and Associations of Words and Characters
3. Auditory Effects of Chinese and the Bases of Versification
4. Some Grammatical Aspects of the Language of Poetry
5. Some Chinese Concepts and Ways of Thinking and Feeling
Part II. Some Traditional Chinese Views of Poetry
1. The Didactic View: Poetry as Moral Instruction and Social Comment
2. The Individualist View: Poetry as Self-Expression
3. The Technical View: Poetry as Literary Exercise
4. The Intuitionalist View: Poetry as Contemplation
Part III. Towards a Synthesis
1. Poetry as Exploration of Worlds and of Language
2. Imagery and Symbolism
3. Allusions, Quotations, and Derivations
4. Antithesis
Note on Romanization
Index of Chinese Names and Book Titles

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