Art of Chinese Poetry

Art of Chinese Poetry

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Author(s): James J Y Liu

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

Collection: D-Literature & literary studies,

ISBN: 9780226486871

Paperback / softback

171 pages


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