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Reading Tao Yuanming : shifting paradigms of historical reception (427-1900)

Author: Wendy Swartz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 306.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tao Yuanming (365?-427), although dismissed as a poet following his death, is now considered one of China's greatest writers. Over the centuries, portrayals of his life - some focusing on his eccentricity, others on his exemplary virtue - have elevated him to iconic status. This study of the posthumous reputation of a central figure in Chinese literary history, the mechanisms at work in the reception of his works,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swartz, Wendy, 1972-
Reading Tao Yuanming.
Cambridge, Mass. : published by the Harvard University Asia Center : distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654662982
Named Person: Qian Tao; Qian Tao; Qian Tao
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Swartz
ISBN: 9780674031845 0674031849
OCLC Number: 212909058
Description: xii, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Reclusion --
"Personality" --
Interlude: Tao Yuanming's autobiographical project --
Literary reception, Part I: six dynasties to song --
Literary reception, Part II: Ming and Qing --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 306.
Responsibility: Wendy Swartz.
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Tao Yuanming (365-427), although dismissed as a poet following his death, is now considered one of China's greatest writers. This book studies the posthumous reputation of a central figure in Chinese  Read more...

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A sinological tour de force, this book is a necessary read for anyone interested in Chinese literature and its reception history over the centuries.--J. M. Hargett"Choice" (03/01/2009)

 
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