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The Poetry Of The Early Tang

Author : James Bryant Conant University Professor Stephen Owen
ISBN : 1922169021
Genre : Chinese poetry
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Originally published to great acclaim by Yale University Press, this volume offers the full original text with the following features: Older Wade-Giles transliteration fully updated and revised to the current Pinyin standard, fully re-typeset and proofed for typographical errors and inconsistencies, and a new expanded Index.

Writing Another S Dream

Author : Paul F. Rouzer
ISBN : 0804721653
Genre : Poetry
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The first full-length study of the poetry of Wen Tingyun (ca. 812-ca. 866), a major writer of the late Tang, this book contains translations of more than 60 of Wen's poems, most of which appear in English for the first time. It also examines the world of other poets in his milieu.

The Late Tang

Author : Stephen Owen
ISBN : UOM:39015069238023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Owen analyzes the redirection of poetry following the deaths of the major poets of the High and Mid-Tang and the rejection of their poetic styles. In the Late Tang, the poetic past was beginning to assume the form it would have for the next millennium--a repertoire of styles, genres, and the voices of past poets.

A History Of Western Appreciation Of English Translated Tang Poetry

Author : Lan Jiang
ISBN : 9783662563526
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the development of English-translated Tang poetry and its propagation to the Western world. It consists of two parts, the first of which addresses the initial stage of English-translated Tang poetry’s propagation, and the second exploring its further development. By analyzing the historical background and characteristics of these two stages, the book traces the trend back to its roots, discusses some well-known early sinologists and their contributions, and familiarizes readers with the general course of Tang poetry’s development. In addition, it presents the translated versions of many Tang poems. The dissemination of Tang poetry to the Western world is a significant event in the history of cross-cultural communication. From the simple imitation of poetic techniques to the acceptance and identification of key poetic concepts, the Tang poetry translators gradually constructed a classic “Chinese style” in modern American poetry. Hence, the traditional Chinese culture represented by Tang poetry spread more widely in the English-speaking world, producing a more lasting impact on societies and cultures outside China – and demonstrating the poetry’s ability to transcend the boundaries of time, region, nationality and culture. Due to different cultural backgrounds, the Tang poets or poems admired most by Western readers may not necessarily receive high acclaim in China. Sometimes language barriers and cultural differences make it impossible to represent certain allusions or cultural and ethnic concepts correctly during the translation process. However, in recent decades, the translation of Tang poetry has evolved considerably in both quantity and quality. As culture is manifested in language, and language is part of culture, the translation of Tang poetry has allowed Western scholars to gain an unprecedented understanding of China and Chinese culture.

Classical Chinese Literature From Antiquity To The Tang Dynasty

Author : John Minford
ISBN : 0231096771
Genre : History
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Contains English translations of Chinese writings drawn from throughout a period of four hundred years, including poems, drama, fiction, songs, biographies, and early works of philosophy and history; arranged chronologically and by genre, with introductory quotes and comments.

Introduction To Chinese Culture

Author : Guobin Xu
ISBN : 9789811081569
Genre : History
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Promoting cultural understanding in a globalized world, this text is a key tool for students interested in understanding the fundamentals of Chinese culture. Written by a team of experts in their fields, it offers a comprehensive and detailed introduction to Chinese culture and addresses the fundamentals of Chinese cultural and social development. It notably considers Chinese traditional culture, medicine, arts and crafts, folk customs, rituals and etiquette, and is a key read for scholars and students in Chinese Culture, History and Language.

The End Of The Chinese Middle Ages

Author : Stephen Owen
ISBN : 0804726671
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Om poesi og anden kinesisk litteratur fra midten af Tang-dynastiet (618-906)

How To Read Chinese Poetry In Context

Author : Zong-qi Cai
ISBN : 9780231546126
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618–907). It aims to break down barriers—between language and culture, poetry and history—that have stood in the way of teaching and learning Chinese poetry. Not only a primer in early Chinese poetry, the volume demonstrates the unique and central role of poetry in the making of Chinese culture. Each chapter focuses on a specific theme to show the interplay between poetry and the world. Readers discover the key role that poetry played in Chinese diplomacy, court politics, empire building, and institutionalized learning; as well as how poems shed light on gender and women’s status, war and knight-errantry, Daoist and Buddhist traditions, and more. The chapters also show how people of different social classes used poetry as a means of gaining entry into officialdom, creating self-identity, fostering friendship, and airing grievances. The volume includes historical vignettes and anecdotes that contextualize individual poems, investigating how some featured texts subvert and challenge the grand narratives of Chinese history. Presenting poems in Chinese along with English translations and commentary, How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context unites teaching poetry with the social circumstances surrounding its creation, making it a pioneering and versatile text for the study of Chinese language, literature, history, and culture.

The History Of Literature In Sui Tang And Five Dynasties

Author : Li Shi
Genre : History
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The book is the volume of “The History of Literature in Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Metaphysical And Mid Late Tang Poetry A Baroque Comparison

Author : Pengfei Wang
ISBN : 9781622739226
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wishing to expand on the minimal scholarship on the topic of Metaphysical and Mid-Late Tang poets under the general category of Baroque, this book offers a comparative analysis of poems from the Metaphysical poets John Donne, Andrew Marvell and Richard Crashaw and a selection of Tang poetry by Meng Jiao, Li He and Li Shangyin. By following Nietzche’s definition of Baroque as a poetic “style” found in any period and country, and the concept of art as allegory, the author approaches the analysis of these poems using allegorical reading. The application of this non-traditional method of investigation and analysis has produced ground-breaking implications in the area of literary criticism, paving the way for future additions to the growing body of work on Baroque poetry. Therefore, it is likely to hold great appeal to literature researchers and scholars, as well as those studying Tang poetry, Metaphysical poetry and Comparative Studies.

The Poetics Of Sovereignty

Author : Jack W. Chen
ISBN : 9781684170555
Genre : History
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Emperor Taizong (r. 626–49) of the Tang is remembered as an exemplary ruler. This study addresses that aura of virtuous sovereignty and Taizong’s construction of a reputation for moral rulership through his own literary writings—with particular attention to his poetry. The author highlights the relationship between historiography and the literary and rhetorical strategies of sovereignty, contending that, for Taizong, and for the concept of sovereignty in general, politics is inextricable from cultural production. The work focuses on Taizong’s literary writings that speak directly to the relationship between cultural form and sovereign power, as well as on the question of how the Tang negotiated dynastic identity through literary stylistics. The author maintains that Taizong’s writings may have been self-serving at times, representing strategic attempts to control his self-image in the eyes of his court and empire, but that they also become the ideal image to which his self was normatively bound. This is the paradox at the heart of imperial authorship: Taizong was simultaneously the author of his representation and was authored by his representation; he was both subject and object of his writings.

Tang Dynasty Poetry

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1158109857
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 148. Chapters: Tang Dynasty poets, Li Bai, Wu Zetian, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Li Deyu, Emperor Dezong of Tang, Huang Chao, Li Mi, Du Fu, Gao Pian, Zhang Yue, Li Mian, Yuan Zhen, Linghu Chu, Li Fengji, Zhang Jiuling, Tang poetry, Hanshan, Xiao Zhizhong, Pei Yaoqing, Li Jiao, Wei Anshi, Li Yifu, Yang Shou, Shangguan Wan'er, Duan Wenchang, Tung-shan, Wu Yuanheng, Wang Wei, Yang Wan, Liu Ji, Bi Xian, Liu Ye, Guqin history, Shu Yuanyu, Pei Xiu, Wei Zhigu, Liu Pi, Three Hundred Tang Poems, Zhao Yanzhao, Shangguan Yi, Han Yu, Su Weidao, Li Shizhi, Xiahou Zi, Shide, Bai Juyi, Fenggan, Chen Zi'ang, Li Yangbing, Yu Xuanji, Mo Xuanqing, Xue Tao, Li He, Lu Tong, Du Mu, Li Shangyin, Yu Shenjeer, Liu Zongyuan, Jia Dao, Luo Yin, Wei Yingwu, Pei Di, Wei Fu, Lu Lun, Huang Ruheng, Wang Zhihuan, Wang Fanzhi, Zhang Xu, Cui Hao, Meng Jiao, Qian Qi, Wang Changling, Qiu Wei, Du Shenyan, Lu Guimeng, Wang Bo, Wang Jian, Quantangshi, Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup, Chang Jian, Cui Tu, Liu Changqing, Li Qi, Wang Han, Cen Can, Chen Tao, Sikong Shu, Pi Rixiu, He Zhizhang, Liu Yuxi, Liu Zhongyong, Four Literary Eminences in Early Tang, Li Pin, The Selected Poems of Du Fu, Yao He, Du Xunhe, Zhang Junfang. Excerpt: Wu Zetian (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: W? Z ti?n, Mandarin pronunciation: ) (17 February 624 - 16 December 705), personal name Wu Zhao ( ), often referred to as Tian Hou ( ) during the Tang Dynasty and Empress Consort Wu ( ) in later times, was the only woman in the history of China to assume the title of Empress Regnant. As de facto ruler of China first through her husband and her sons from 665 to 690, not unprecedented in Chinese history, she then broke all precedents when she founded her own dynasty in 690, the Zhou (?) (interrupting the Tang Dynasty), and ruled personally under the name Sacred and Divine Empress Regn...

Chinese Narrative Poetry

Author : Dore Jesse Levy
ISBN : UOM:39015014447141
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chinese Narrative Poetry brings a new perspective to some of China's best-loved and most influential poems, including Ts'ai Yen's "Poem of Affliction," Po Chu-yi's "Song of Everlasting Sorrow," and Wei Chuang's recently discovered "Song of the Lady of Ch'in." Composed in the shih form during the Late Han, Six Dynasties, and T'ang periods, these poems stand out as masterworks of narrative art. Yet paradoxically, their narrative qualities have been little recognized or explored in either traditional Chinese or modern Western scholarship. The reason for this neglect is that Western literary traditions acknowledge their origins in epic poetry and thus take narrative for granted, but the Chinese tradition is fundametally based on lyric and does not admit of a separate category for narrative poetry. Drawing on both classical Chinese critical works and the most recent Western contributions to the theory of narrative, Levy shows how narrative elements developed out of the lyrical conventions of shih. In doing so, she accomplishes a double purpose, guiding the modern reader to an understanding of the nature of narrative in Chinese poetry and shedding light on the ways in which Chinese poets adapted the devises of lyric to the needs of a completely different expressive mode. Students of Chinese literature will welcome this pathbreaking study, but Chinese Narrative Poetry will interest other scholars as well because it addresses questions of crucial importance for literary theory and comparative literature, particularly the central issue of the applicability of Western critical concepts to non-Western literature and culture.

The Evolution Of Jueju Verse

Author : Daniel Hsieh
ISBN : UVA:X004070550
Genre : Literary Collections
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One of the most important and popular genres in the Chinese literary tradition is the "jueju" or quatrain. The scale of the form would seem to limit its depth and significance. But in China, the poets of the great age of poetry - the Tang (618-907) - all excelled at it. To understand the extraordinary richness and depth this form was capable of, we must examine its early history. This study traces the development of the "jueju" from its earliest beginnings, which may go as far back as the "Book of Songs" (eleventh- to seventh-centuries B.C.), through the early Tang dynasty. It aims, above all, to be a detailed, historical account in which any and every element that had a role in the evolution of the "jueju" is examined.

Y?an Chen

Author : Angela C. Y. Jung Palandri
ISBN : UVA:X000046026
Genre : Authors, Chinese
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Critical biography of Yüan Chen, a Chinese poet and politician of the middle Tang Dynasty.

An Introduction To Chinese Poetry

Author : Michael Fuller
ISBN : 9781684175833
Genre : History
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"This innovative textbook for learning classical Chinese poetry moves beyond the traditional anthology of poems translated into English and instead brings readers—including those with no knowledge of Chinese—as close as possible to the texture of the poems in their original language. The first two chapters introduce the features of classical Chinese that are important for poetry and then survey the formal and rhetorical conventions of classical poetry. The core chapters present the major poets and poems of the Chinese poetic tradition from earliest times to the lyrics of the Song Dynasty (960–1279).Each chapter begins with an overview of the historical context for the poetry of a particular period and provides a brief biography for each poet. Each of the poems appears in the original Chinese with a word-by-word translation, followed by Michael A. Fuller’s unadorned translation, and a more polished version by modern translators. A question-based study guide highlights the important issues in reading and understanding each particular text.Designed for classroom use and for self-study, the textbook’s goal is to help the reader appreciate both the distinctive voices of the major writers in the Chinese poetic tradition and the grand contours of the development of that tradition."

The Heart Of Chinese Poetry

Author : Gregory Whincup
ISBN : UOM:39015013289106
Genre : Chinese poetry
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A new translation of 57 of the greatest Chinese poems with the original Chinese text.

Signing The Palimpsest

Author : David Jason Palumbo-Liu
ISBN : UCAL:$C72228
Genre : Chinese poetry
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The Pursuit Of Loneliness

Author : Ivo Smits
ISBN : UVA:X004063307
Genre : Chinese poetry
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Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132702544
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