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Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911

Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911

Stephen Owen

ISBN: 978-0-393-97106-4

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352 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This collection of over 600 pieces, translated with great clarity and sense of the original, presents the tradition in historical and aesthetic context.? Moving roughly chronologically through the tradition, An Anthology of Chinese Literature gathers texts in a variety of genres—songs, letters, anecdotes, poetry, political oratory, plays, traditional literary theory, and more—to show how the essential texts build on and echo each other.? Coupled with highly readable commentary, this innovative structure uniquely highlights the interplay among Chinese literature, culture, and history.