How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology 9780231139410

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In this guided anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the early twentieth century. The volume features more than 140 famous poems representing the best examples of shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poetry, and is chronologically divided into six sections. Each chapter is prepared by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version. Sound recording is available online. Each poem is followed by an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions and recommended reading strategies for a true appreciation of Chinese poetry.An extensive table of contents facilitates an in-depth exploration of important thematic and formal issues, and the common themes, forms, and prosody of Chinese poetry are also discussed in a brief but comprehensive introduction. The contributors include: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ.of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah.

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ISBN 9780231139410
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Edition 1