The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties (1279-1911)

The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties (1279-1911)

Paperback Translations from the Oriental Classics

Translated by Jonathan Chaves


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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 481 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 235mm x 32mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 23 November 1988
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0231061498
  • ISBN 13: 9780231061490
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 10 photos

Product description

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.

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Author information

Jonathan Chaves is Associate Professor of Chinese at the George Washington University. He is the author of Pilgrim of the Clouds, Heaven My Blanket, Earth My Pillow, and Mei Yaoch'en and the Development of Early Sung Poetry (published by Columbia University Press).

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A consilderate and full anthology recommended to anyone interested in poetyr and world literature. Library Journal

Table of contents

List of PlatesAcknowledgmentsIntroductionYuanMingCh'ingList of Poets with Editions UsedIndex of Poets