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Stone Lake : The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193 - J. D. Schmidt

Stone Lake

The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193

Hardcover Published: 25th September 1992
ISBN: 9780521417822
Number Of Pages: 216

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Stone Lake is the first translation and study in a Western language of the poetry of Fan Chengda, one of the most famous Chinese poets of the twelfth century. For the nonspecialist reader the main attraction of the book will be the translations of Fan Chengda's poetry, which make up almost half of the text, and includes poems on such familiar themes as the Chinese countryside, peasant life, Buddhism, and growing old. The more technical part of the book contains a biography of the poet, a discussion of his affiliation with poets of the generation before him, a detailed analysis of his style, and discussion of the major themes of his work. This work is the first representative sampling of Fan's work in any Western language.

Biography and Critical Study
The life of Fan Chengda
The formative period
Jianzi wit and Fan Chengda
Buddhism and the dharma of sleep
The mountains and rivers
The fields and gardens
The poetry of patriotism
Early verse (ca. 1150-1155)
In Huizhou (1156-1160)
In and out of the capital (1160-1172)
To the Deep South and Far West (1172-1177)
Old age and retirement (1177-1193)
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ISBN: 9780521417822
ISBN-10: 0521417821
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 25th September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43

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