Anthology of Chinese Literature: Volume I: From Early Times to the Fourteenth Century (Paperback)

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By Cyril Birch (Editor)
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This is book number 1 in the Anthology of Chinese Literature series.


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Internationally renowned Chinese literature scholar Cyril Birch was the first to assemble the finest translations of these seminal pieces in his now classic and still definitive introductory anthologies. The selections in this first volume span a two-thousand-year period: from the Chou Dynasty (1122-221 B.C.) to the Y'an Dynasty (A.D. 1280-1367), from the ancient Songs to the dramas of the fourteenth century, every major genre of Chinese literature is represented by a crucial work. Highlights include, in addition to the great poems of the T'ang, outstanding examples of Han poetry, Six Dynasties satire, T'ang-sung prose essays and fiction, and the form of lyric known as "tz'u.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802150387
ISBN-10: 0802150381
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 1994
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Anthology of Chinese Literature