The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties (1279-1911) (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry A representative sampling of works by the leading Chinese poets is acompanied by biographical sketches and a brief history of Chinese literature.
- Published: 23 November 1988
- Format: Paperback 481 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780231061490 ISBN 10: 0231061498
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Jonathan Chaves makes available a vast store of rich and significant poems by both major and minor poets from China's last three dynasties. Featured are poems from the Yuan dynasty, which range from quiet landscape depictions to expansive, freely expressive works; from the Ming era, notable for its stylistic quality and its diversity; and from tte Ch'ing dynasty, known for poets who, by refusing to fit into any category, helped continue the fascinating richness of late Ming cultural life. Annotated with biographical sketches of the poets and illustrated with their paintings, this collection is an unprecedented anthology of exceptionally well translated Chinese poetry up to the twentieth century.