Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
Charles Freeland Poetry
An Online Record of All Things Poetry
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Regional & Cultural   Asian   Chinese

Chinese Narrative Poetry: The Late Han Through T'ang Dynasties

Mega Sale! Save 22% on the Chinese Narrative Poetry: The Late Han Through T'ang Dynasties by Duke University Press Books at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Chinese Narrative Poetry brings a new perspective to some of China's best-loved and most influential poems, including Ts'ai Yen's ''Poem of

Product Description

Chinese Narrative Poetry brings a new perspective to some of China's best-loved and most influential poems, including Ts'ai Yen's "Poem of Affliction," Po Chu-yi's "Song of Everlasting Sorrow," and Wei Chuang's recently discovered "Song of the Lady of Ch'in." Composed in the shih form during the Late Han, Six Dynasties, and T'ang periods, these poems stand out as masterworks of narrative art. Yet paradoxically, their narrative qualities have been little recognized or explored in either traditional Chinese or modern Western scholarship. The reason for this neglect is that Western literary traditions acknowledge their origins in epic poetry and thus take narrative for granted, but the Chinese tradition is fundametally based on lyric and does not admit of a separate category for narrative poetry.

Drawing on both classical Chinese critical works and the most recent Western contributions to the theory of narrative, Levy shows how narrative elements developed out of the lyrical conventions of shih. In doing so, she accomplishes a double purpose, guiding the modern reader to an understanding of the nature of narrative in Chinese poetry and shedding light on the ways in which Chinese poets adapted the devises of lyric to the needs of a completely different expressive mode.

Students of Chinese literature will welcome this pathbreaking study, but Chinese Narrative Poetry will interest other scholars as well because it addresses questions of crucial importance for literary theory and comparative literature, particularly the central issue of the applicability of Western critical concepts to non-Western literature and culture.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Duke University Press Books
Publisher:Duke University Press Books
Studio:Duke University Press Books
Item Weight:0 pounds
Item Size:0.75 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
Package Weight:1.25 pounds
Package Size:6.3 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches

Buy Now:
Chinese Narrative Poetry: The Late Han Through T'ang Dynasties

Brand: Duke University Press Books
4.5 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
You Save: 21%



View More In Chinese.


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?

If you have any questions about this product by Duke University Press Books, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers

ean: 9780674073227, isbn: 0674073223,
What drives literary change? Does literature merely follow shifts in a culture, or does it play a distinctive role in shaping emergent trends? Michael Fuller explores these questions while examining the changes in Chinese shi poetry from the late Nor...

mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780520077362, isbn: 0520077369,
In this collection of passionately argued essays, the internationally acclaimed poet and critic Wai-lim Yip calls Western scholarship to account for its treacherous representation of non-Western literature. Yip moves from Plato to Hans-Georg Gadamer,...

mpn: illustrations, ean: 9789814385916, isbn: 9814385913,
An auspicious flower in Asia, the lotus symbolizes purity, beauty and nobility. At the rustic level, it stands for abundance, fertility and continuity. It has been a favourite art motif for three millennia in China and India. The different faces and ...

ean: 9780521440394, isbn: 0521440394,
Tu Fu is, by universal consent, the greatest poet of the Chinese tradition and the epitome of the Chinese moral conscience at its highest. In Reconsidering Tu Fu, Eva Shan Chou examines Tu Fu both as a cultural monument and as a poet. She investigate...

ean: 9780691067346, isbn: 0691067341,
This book is a literary biography of Shen Yueh, a statesman, historian, poet, and devout lay defender of both Buddhism and Taoism. His active career spanned three successive dynasties (Liu-Sung, Nan-Ch'i, and Liang), whose capitals were located in th...

ean: 9780804727433, isbn: 0804727430,
This first book-length study of gender relations in the Lower Yangzi region during the High Qing era (c. 1683-1839) challenges enduring late-nineteenth-century perspectives that emphasized the oppression and subjugation of Chinese women. Placing wome...

ean: 9780765623683, isbn: 0765623684,
Chinese women's writing is rich and abundant, although not well known in the West. Despite the brutal wars and political upheavals that ravaged twentieth-century China, the ranks of women in the literary world increased dramatically. This anthology i...

ean: 9780231166065, isbn: 0231166060,
Sources show Qu Yuan (?340–278 BCE) was the first person in China to become famous for his poetry, so famous in fact that the Chinese celebrate his life with a national holiday called Poet's Day, or the Dragon Boat Festival. His work, which forms t...

ean: 9780300047875, isbn: 0300047878,
Modern Chinese poetry, says Michelle Yeh is both a revolt against ancient literary tradition that has lost its vitality and a response to the changing sociopolitical and cultural conditions of the 20th century. In this book Yeh examines the theoretic...

ean: 9789004310797, isbn: 9004310797,
In A Modernity Set to a Pre-Modern Tune, Haosheng Yang studies the classical-style poems of the most iconoclastic May Fourth Chinese writers and highlights the use of traditional language and forms as a salient facet of Chinese literary modernity...

Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - charlesfreelandpoetry.net. All Rights Reserved.