How to Read Chinese Prose

"This is the guided anthology for prose in the How to Read Chinese Literature series. It is the companion to How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese.

How to Read Chinese Prose

"This is the guided anthology for prose in the How to Read Chinese Literature series. It is the companion to How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese. The guided anthologies can be used in English-language only classrooms or in conjunction with the language texts. They include both translations of primary texts and essays and commentary"--

How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese

"This book serves as the Chinese language learner's version of our How to Read Chinese Prose: A Guided Anthology.

How to Read Chinese Prose in Chinese

"This book serves as the Chinese language learner's version of our How to Read Chinese Prose: A Guided Anthology. Here, the editors present 40 prose texts (excerpts or full) in the original over thirty-four lessons, organized by genre into eight units. The sequence of these units reflects the successive emergence of eight major prose genres, while the lessons in each unit showcase that genre's prominent achievements through different historical periods. Readers of this book will gain exposure to the rich legacy of Chinese prose, with additional insight that comes from approaching texts in their original language. Comprehension and appreciation of selected texts is aided by notes on their historical and cultural contexts as well as by commentaries on their unique artistic features. These literary commentaries are provided by twelve contributors, all experts on individual prose genres. Famous, oft-quoted idioms and remarks are highlighted by shading and should be learned by heart"--

How to Read Chinese Poetry

She received her Ph.D. in Chinese literature from the University of Michigan and is the author of Gendered Persona and Poetic Voice: The Abandoned Woman in Early Chinese Song Lyrics (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2004).

How to Read Chinese Poetry

In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic features of Chinese poetry, and each chapter is written 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, an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions, and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original. The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese, English, and romanization, accompanied by prose translation, textual notes, commentaries, and recordings. 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)

Translating Chinese Literature

International Conference on the Translation of Chinese Literature 1990 Professor Emeritus Eugene Chen Eoyang, Eugene Chen Eoyang, Yaofu Lin ... Bernard Read , trans . , Chinese Materia Medica : Animal Drugs ( 1931 ; rpt .

Translating Chinese Literature

Enth.: Papers presented at the first International conference on the translation of Chinese literature held in Taipei, Nov. 19-21, 1990.

A History of Japanese Literature Volume 3

By the twelfth century, on the other hand, the popularity of reading prose in Chinese by means of a Japanese transcription was joined by the practice of appreciating parallel prose in this form too. The apparent result was the rise of ...

A History of Japanese Literature  Volume 3

In this third of five volumes tracing the history of Japanese literature through Mishima Yukio, Jin'ichi Konishi portrays the high medieval period. Here he continues to examine the influence of Chinese literature on Japanese writers, addressing in particular reactions to Sung ideas, Zen Buddhism, and the ideal of literary vocation, michi. This volume focuses on three areas in which Konishi has long made distinctive contributions: court poetry (waka), featuring twelfth-and thirteenth-century works, especially those of Fujiwara Teika (1162-1241); standard linked poetry (renga), from its inception to its full harvest in the work of Sogi (1421-1502); and the theatrical form noh, including the work of Zeami (ca. 1365-1443) and Komparu Zenchiku (1405-?). The author also considers prose narrative and popular song. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

Erich Auerbach, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, trans. Willard R. Trask (Princeton: Princeton ... See Zong-Qi Cai, How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology (New York: Columbia University Press), 144.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated on a new theory of periodization, it thus situates Chinese literature in the context of world literature, and the forces of globalization. Each section consists of a series of contributions examining the major literary genres, including fiction, poetry, essay drama and film. Offering an exciting account of the century-long process of literary modernization in China, the handbook’s themes include: Modernization of people and writing Realism, rmanticism and mdernist asthetics Chinese literature on the stage and screen Patriotism, war and revolution Feminism, liberalism and socialism Literature of reform, reflection and experimentation Literature of Taiwan, Hong Kong and new media This handbook provides an integration of biographical narrative with textual analysis, maintaining a subtle balance between comprehensive overview and in-depth examination. As such, it is an essential reference guide for all students and scholars of Chinese literature.

C T Hsia on Chinese Literature

As in this country , only teachers of the humanities , professional writers , and publishers continue to read classical literature outside fiction . But it may be said in fairness to the reputation of Chinese literature that , while ...

C  T  Hsia on Chinese Literature

Best known for the groundbreaking works A History of Modern Chinese Fiction (1961) and The Classic Chinese Novel (1968), C. T. Hsia has gathered sixteen essays and studies written during his Columbia years as a professor of Chinese literature. Wider in range and scope, C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literature stands beside his two earlier books as part of his critical legacy to all readers seriously interested in the subject. C. T. Hsia's writings on Chinese literature express a candor rare among his Western colleagues. Thus the first section of the book contains three essays that place Chinese literature in critical perspective, examining its substance and significance and questioning some of the critical approaches and methods adopted by Western sinologists for its study and appreciation. The second section has two essays on traditional drama—one on the Yuan masterpiece The Romance of the Western Chamber and the other a sophisticated study of the plays of the foremost Ming dramatist T'ang Hsien-tsu. The third section is the richest and longest of the book, containing six essays on traditional and early modern fiction. At least four of these—on "The Military Romance" and the novels Flowers in the Mirror, The Travels of Lao Ts'an, and Jade Pear Spirit—are among the author's finest works. Finally, the fourth section of the book, covering modern fiction, includes one essay on the novel The Korchin Banner Plains, an essay on women in Chinese communist fiction, and three concise yet illuminating studies of the short story during the three republican decades before Mao, the first dozen years under Mao, and in Taiwan during the 1960s.

Chinese Literature in the World

Translation of Chinese literature into other languages has been practiced for many years. ... their research interest or their love of the Chinese literature and their desire to share the joy of reading Chinese literature with readers ...

Chinese Literature in the World


How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook

Designed to work with the acclaimed course text How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, theHow to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook introduces classical Chinese to advanced beginners and learners at higher levels, teaching them how to ...

How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook

Designed to work with the acclaimed course text How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, theHow to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook introduces classical Chinese to advanced beginners and learners at higher levels, teaching them how to appreciate Chinese poetry in its original form. Also a remarkable stand-alone resource, the volume illuminates China's major poetic genres and themes through one hundred well-known, easy-to-recite works. Each of the volume's twenty units contains four to six classical poems in Chinese, English, and tone-marked pinyin romanization, with comprehensive vocabulary notes and prose poem translations in modern Chinese. Subsequent comprehension questions and comments focus on the artistic aspects of the poems, while exercises test readers' grasp of both classical and modern Chinese words, phrases, and syntax. An extensive glossary cross-references classical and modern Chinese usage, characters and compounds, and multiple character meanings, and online sound recordings are provided for each poem and its prose translation free of charge. A list of literary issues addressed throughout completes the volume, along with phonetic transcriptions for entering-tone characters, which appear in Tang and Song-regulated shi poems and lyric songs.

Scholar s Path A An Anthology Of Classical Chinese Poems And Prose Of Chen Qing Shan A Pioneer Writer Of Malayan singapore Literature

Her father was a merchant and it was quite remarkable that he could bring up a daughter so steeped in Chinese literature during the period of turmoil in China of the 1920s and 1930s. Madam Peng read Chinese Literature in Guangzhou ...

Scholar s Path  A  An Anthology Of Classical Chinese Poems And Prose Of Chen Qing Shan   A Pioneer Writer Of Malayan singapore Literature

English translation and appreciation by Peter Chen and Michael Tan Reviewed by Chan Chiu MingAn original English translation from the Chinese text:A companion edition of the book in Chinese is available — the original classical text translated into modern Chinese and profusely annotated by Associate Professor Dr Chan Chiu Ming of National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature

“Recent-Style Shi Poetry: Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse (Wuyan Lüshi).” How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, edited by Zong-qi Cai, New York, NY, Columbia UP, 2008, pp. 161–80. Chang, H. C. Chinese Literature 2: Nature Poetry ...

Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature

Focusing on ecocritical aspects throughout Chinese literature, particularly modern and contemporary Chinese literature, the contributors to this book examine the environmental and ecological dimensions of notions such as qing (情) and jing (境). Chinese modern and contemporary environmental writing offers a unique aesthetic perspective toward the natural world. Such a perspective is mainly ecological and allows human subjects to take a benign and nonutilitarian attitude toward nature. The contributors to this book demonstrate how Chinese literary ecology tends toward an ecological-systemic holism from which all human behaviors should be closely examined. They do so by examining a range of writers and genres, including Liu Cixin’s science fiction, Wu Ming-yi’s environmental fiction, and Zhang Chengzhi’s historical narratives. This book provides valuable insights for scholars and students looking to understand how Chinese literature conceptualizes the relationship between humanity and nature, as well as our role and position within the natural realm.

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

Literary works in other genres such as poetry, drama, and prose are little read and seldom mentioned. In terms of prose, few people in the United States or Germany read them, whereas it still has considerable readership in China.

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas. Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature Vol I

BIBLIOGRAPHY Allen, Joseph R. In the Voice of Others: Chinese Music Bureau Poetry. ... Anthology of Chinese Literature: From early times to the fourteenth century. ... How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature  Vol  I

The long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide, this work offers a wealth of information on writers, genres, literary schools and terms of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the seventh century C.E. Indispensable for scholars and students of pre-modern Chinese literature, history, and thought. Part One contains A to R.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature vol 2

Anthology of Chinese Literature: From early times to thefourteenth century. new York: Grove Press, 1965. Birrell, Anne. ... How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology. new York: Columbia University Press, 2008. Campany, robert Ford.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature  vol  2

The long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide, this work offers a wealth of information on writers, genres, literary schools and terms of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the seventh century C.E.

Global Chinese Literature

... designate the included exclusion of the nonsemantic.7 From this perspective the inclusion of music as such would be this volume's most radical reading of the “phone” in “Sinophone” or the “literature” in “global Chinese literature.

Global Chinese Literature

Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field.

Contemporary Chinese Literature

From 1967 to 1969, Duo Duo was devoted to reading classical Chinese literature, and, most importantly, selected works of Mao Zedong.14 Apparently, he was quite serious about his reading of Mao, which continued even after 1969, ...

Contemporary Chinese Literature

This book offers a case study of four of the most influential contemporary Chinese writers and 'cultural bastards' - Duoduo, an underground 'misty' poet; Wang Shuo, a 'hooligan' writer; Zhang Chengzhi, an old 'Red Guard' and new 'cultural heretic'; and Wang Xiaobo, a chronicler of Rabelaisian modern history.

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

Since the 1970s, martial arts fiction has been the most widely read literary form of modern Chinese literature in China and abroad. Further Reading Ronald Miao, Early Medieval Chinese Poetry: The Life and Works of Wang Ts'an (Wiesbaden, ...

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature provides more than 250 entries on the lengthy and remarkable literary tradition of China, from its earliest literary genres such as the 6th century gongti wenxue (palace-style literature), to contemporary forms, such as wanglu wenxue (internet literature). Covering notable writers, works, terms, trends, schools, movements, styles, and literary collections, as well as including a useful list of further reading at the end of most entries, this dictionary is a key reference point for students of Asian literature and languages, and those studying world literature in general.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature vol 3 4

“'Yen-Ming Nang Fu' (Rhymeprose on the Eye-Brightening Sachet) of Emperor Chien-Wen of Liang: A Study in Medieval Folklore).” Journal of the American Oriental Society 97.2 ... How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, 145–52.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature  vol 3   4

The long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide, this work offers a wealth of information on writers, genres, literary schools and terms of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the seventh century C.E. Indispensable for scholars and students of pre-modern Chinese literature, history, and thought. Part Three contains Xia - Y. Part Four contains the Z and an extensive index to the four volumes.

Essays on Chinese Literature

Their impact on Chinese culture and society is beyond our assessment.6 The study of Dream of the Red ... He urged the young people to " read a few only " or " not to readChinese classics , fearing that they would be poisoned by the ...

Essays on Chinese Literature


Classical Chinese Literature

In the early years of the present century , Lytton Strachey read Chinese poems in Giles ' late - Victorian ... to be the work of a single mind , 10 8 9 Stephen Weston , Fragments of Oriental Literature ( London : 1807 ) , p . xii .

Classical Chinese Literature