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Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical - Andre Levy

Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical

Paperback Published: 5th March 2007
ISBN: 9780253213655
Number Of Pages: 184

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AndrA(c) LA(c)vy provides a "picture of Chinese literature of the past" that brilliantly illustrates the four great literary genres of China: the classics, prose, poetry, and the literature of entertainment. His discussion of approximately 120 vivid translations combines personal insights with innovative historical accounts in a genre-based approach that moves beyond the typical chronology of dynasties. Renowned scholar William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translated LA(c)vy's work from the French and returned to the original Chinese for the texts. This informative, engaging, and eminently readable introduction to the three millennia of traditional Chinese literature is highly recommended for students and general readers.

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"A concise and elegant account of pre-modern Chinese literature... The translations ... are fresh, uncluttered, and vivid." Journal of the American Oriental Society "Provides an insightful overview of traditional Chinese literature, and is especially recommended for general readers and beginning students." China Quarterly "As a general introduction for the lay reader ... Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical works well, with the fast-pace and engaging short extracts providing excellent motivation." odannyreviews.com, 11/23/2010

""Let one hundred flowers bloom, Let the hundred schools of thought contend!""
Mo zi and the Logicians
The Fathers of Taoism
The Confucian Classics
Narrative Art and Historical Records
The Return of the ""Ancient Style""
The Golden Age of Trivial Literature
Literary Criticism
The Two Sources of Ancient Poetry
The Songs of Chu
Poetry of the Han Court
The Golden Age of Chinese Poetry
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ISBN: 9780253213655
ISBN-10: 0253213657
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 5th March 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23