How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology by Zong-qi Cai

By Zong-qi Cai

In this "guided" anthology, specialists lead scholars in the course of the significant genres and eras of chinese language poetry from antiquity to the trendy time. the amount is split into 6 chronological sections and lines greater than a hundred and forty examples of the easiest shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A complete advent and vast thematic desk of contents spotlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic good points of chinese language poetry, and every bankruptcy is written through a student who makes a speciality of a selected interval or style. Poems are provided in chinese language and English and are observed through a tone-marked romanized model, a proof of chinese language linguistic and poetic conventions, and instructed studying suggestions. Sound recordings of the poems can be found on-line at no cost. those detailed positive factors facilitate an excessive engagement with chinese language poetical texts and support the reader derive aesthetic excitement and perception from those works as you may from the original.

Contributors: 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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