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Chinese Allusions

Author : William Dolby
ISBN : 1540555852
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Chinese literature, ancient and modern, is often rich with allusions, which can give its texts a compact weight, depth and resonance not otherwise available, and are one of the crowning glories of Chinese civilisation. This dictionary, No28 in the Chinese Culture Series, has been collated and translated by William Dolby. It enters into and explains a large sampling of well-known allusions, and provides an extensive index to facilitate the active use of these allusions for writers, and indeed speakers, of Chinese. This work is a 'must have' volume for the writer's collection!
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The Chinese Recorder

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004973983
Genre : China
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Includes section "Our book table."
Category: China

The Matrix Of Lyric Transformation

Author : Zong-Qi Cai
ISBN : 9780472038053
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Pentasyllabic poetry has been a focus of critical study since the appearance of the earliest works of Chinese literary criticism in the Six Dynasties period. Throughout the subsequent dynasties, traditional Chinese critics continued to examine pentasyllabic poetry as a leading poetic type and to compile various comprehensive anthologies of it. The Matrix of Lyric Transformation enriches this tradition, using modern analytical methods to explore issues of self-expression and to trace the early formal, thematic, and generic developments of this poetic form. Beginning with a discussion of the Yüeh-fu and ku-shih genres of the Han period, Cai Zong-qi introdues the analytical framework of modes from Western literary criticism to show how the pentasyllabic poetry changed over time. He argues that changing practices of poetic composition effected a shift from a dramatic mode typical of folk compositions to a narrative mode and finally to lyric and symbolic modes developed in literati circles.
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The Art Of Chinese Poetry

Author : James J. Y. Liu
ISBN : 0226486877
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This concise introduction to Chinese poetry serves as a primer for English-speakers eager to expand their understanding and enjoyment of Chinese culture. James J. Y. Liu first examines the Chinese language as a medium of poetic expression and, contrary to the usual focus on the visual qualities of Chinese script, emphasizes the auditory effects of Chinese verse. He provides a succinct survey of Chinese poetry theory and concludes with his own view of poetry, based upon traditional Chinese concepts. "[This] books should be read by all those interested in Chinese poetry."—Achilles Fang, Poetry "[This is] a significant contribution to the understanding and appreciation of Chinese poetry, lucidly presented in a way that will attract a wide audience, and offering an original synthesis of Chinese and Western views that will stimulate and inspire students of poetry everywhere."—Hans H. Frankel, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "This is a book which can be recommended without reservation to anyone who wants to explore the world of Chinese poetry in translation."—James R. Hightower, Journal of Asian Studies
Category: Literary Criticism

The Economic Turn

Author : Sophus Reinert
ISBN : 9781783088560
Genre : History
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The mid-eighteenth century witnessed what might be dubbed an economic turn that resolutely changed the trajectory of world history. The discipline of economics itself emerged amidst this turn, and it is frequently traced back to the work of François Quesnay and his school of Physiocracy. Though lionized by the subsequent historiography of economics, the theoretical postulates and policy consequences of Physiocracy were disastrous at the time, resulting in a veritable subsistence trauma in France. This galvanized relentless and diverse critiques of the doctrine not only in France but also throughout the European world that have, hitherto, been largely neglected by scholars. Though Physiocracy was an integral part of the economic turn, it was rapidly overcome, both theoretically and practically, with durable and important consequences for the history of political economy. The Economic Turn brings together some of the leading historians of that moment to fundamentally recast our understanding of the origins and diverse natures of political economy in the Enlightenment.
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Studies In Chinese Literary Genres

Author : American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on Studies of Chinese Civilization
ISBN : 0520020375
Genre : Chinese literature
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Category: Chinese literature

Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN : UCAL:B4465799
Genre : Chinese literature
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Category: Chinese literature

Readings In Classical Chinese Poetry And Prose

Author : Naiying Yuan
ISBN : 9780691118321
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This supplemental volume continues the rigorous standard set forth in the main, three-volume Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader while reinforcing its linguistic lessons from carefully chosen representative works. Comprised of three parts--"Poetry," "Lyrics," and "Prose"--it presents texts, chronologically, that represent the artistic embodiment of China's Confucian and Taoist thought. Two introductions separately describe the structural and formal features of regulated verse and parallel prose; each genre is unique to Chinese literature yet both share common characteristics tempered by the Chinese language. The main text and its four supplementary volumes together represent the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China. Field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings by three members of the Chinese Linguistics Project at Princeton University, it is the definitive new resource for students and instructors of classical Chinese language or culture.
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