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Veteran sinologist David Pollard has selected and translated the best and most representative examples of Chinese prose writing from the third century to the contemporary period. Though spanning the past 1,800 years, the bulk of the selections are from the twentieth century and range from early masters, such as Lu Xun, to the major writers of the middle generation, such as Ye Chengtao and Liang Yuchun.
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About the Author
David Pollard is a veteran scholar of sinology and one of the most respected interpreters and translators of the Chinese essay. He was previously professor of Chinese at the University of London and professor of translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he coedited Renditions, the Chinese-English translation journal, with his wife, Eva Hung.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Skeleton Chronology Introduction To Lead out the Army, by Zhuge Liang Requiem for Myself, by Tao Qian Address to the Crocodiles of Chaozhou, by Han Yu Goodbye to Penury The Whip Vendor, by Liu Zongyuan My First Excursion to West Mountain The Small Rock Poor West of the Hillock A Monument to Rustic Temples, by Lu Guimeng The Old Toper's Pavilion, by Ouyang Xiu The Terrace over the Void, by Su Shi Master Table Mountain Red Cliff: One Inscription for the Temple of Han Yu at Chaozhou The Pavilion of Elation, by Su Che The Mosquito Dialogue, by Fang Xiaoru My Mother: A Brief Life, by Gui Youguang The Xiangji Studio Tiger Hill, by Yuan Hongdao The Rewards of Stupidity The Full Moon Festival at the West Lake, by Zhang Dai Wang Yuesheng Liu Jingting: Storyteller The Jades of Yangshou Pleasant Diversions: Judging Beauty, by Li Yu Pleasant Diversions: Accomplishments Pleasant Diversions: Literacy Pleasant Diversions: Clothes Life in Prison, by Fang Bao Thoughts on Master Huang's Book Borrowing, by Yuan Mei Three Summer Pests, by Lu Xun The Evolution of the Male Sex Ah Jin Confucius in Modern China Relentless Rain, by Zhou Zuoren Reading in the Lavatory On 'Passing the Itch'
The Ageing of Ghosts In Praise of Mutes The Ornamental Iron Mountain, by Xia Mianzun Winter at White Horse Lake Three Kinds of Boat, by Ye Shengtao My Own Patch of Green Intellectuals Eating Melon Seeds, by Feng Zikai Autumn Bombs in Yishan Village School and Academy, by Yu Dafu The Winter Scene in Jiangnan The View from the Rear, by Zhu Ziqing Traces of Wenzhou The Lotus Pond by Moonlight Sickness, by Liang Shi-ch'iu Haircut Listening to Plays On the Road, by Liang Yuchun Well-meant Words A Temple Lodging, by Lu Li The Art of Listening, by Yang Jiang Cloak of Invisibility Elegy, by He Qifang Chignon, by Ch'I Chun The Religion of the Chinese, by Eileen Chang A Beating The Last Word in Beauty and Ugliness, by Wang Ting-chun Footprints Thus Friends Absent Speak, by Yu Kwang-chung My Four Hypothetical Enemies The Call of the Ruins, by Zongpu The Countryside of the Past, by Koarnhak Tarn Today's Countryside We Can't Bring Back the Past, by Huang Chunming Waiting for a Flower's Name Shanghai People, by Yu Qiuyu Goodwives, by Zhang Xingjian References