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Southern identity and southern estrangement in medieval Chinese poetry

Author: Nicholas Morrow Williams; Ping Wang
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From ancient times China's remote and exotic South - a shifting and expanding region beyond the Yangtze River - has been an enduring theme in Chinese literature. For poets and scholar-officials in medieval China, the South was a barbaric frontier region of alienation and disease. But it was also a place of richness and fascination, and for some a site of cultural triumph over exile. The seven essays in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Morrow Williams; Ping Wang
ISBN: 9789888313006 9888313002
OCLC Number: 903314507
Language Note: Text in English and Chinese.
Notes: "Most of the essays in this volume were originally presented at the "Poetry and Place" conference held at Princeton University on October 26-27, 2012. The conference was jointly sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Princeton University Council of the Humanities"--Acknowledgments.
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (226 pages) :) : maps
Contents: Acknowledgments --
List of contributors --
Southland as symbol / Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow William --
Southern metal and feather fan : the "southern consciousness" of Lu Ji / David R. Knechtges --
Fan writing : Lu Ji, Lu Yun and the cultural transactions between north and south / Xiaofei Tian --
Plaint, lyricism, and the south / Ping Wang --
Farther south : Jiang Yan in darkest Fujian / Paul W. Kroll --
The pity of spring : a southern topos reimagined by Wang Bo and Li Bai / Nicholas Morrow Williams --
The stele and the drunkard : two poetic allusions from Xiangyang / Jie Wu --
Jiangnan from the ninth century on : the routinization of desire / Stephen Owen.
Responsibility: edited by Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams.

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From ancient times China's remote and exotic South - a shifting and expanding region beyond the Yangtze River - has been an enduring theme in Chinese literature. For poets and scholar-officials in medieval China, the South was a barbaric frontier region of alienation and disease. But it was also a place of richness and fascination, and for some a site of cultural triumph over exile. The seven essays in this collection explore how tensions between pride in southern culture and anxiety over the alien qualities of the southern frontier were behind many of the distinctive features of medieval Chinese literature. They examine how prominent writers from this period depicted themselves and the South in poetic form through attitudes that included patriotic attachment and bitter exile. By the Tang dynasty poetic symbols and cliches about the exotic South had become well established, though many writers were still able to use these in innovative ways. Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement is the first work in English to examine the cultural South in classical Chinese poetry. The book incorporates original research on key poets, such as Lu Ji, Jiang Yan, Wang Bo and Li Bai. It also offers a broad survey of cultural and historical trends during the medieval period, as depicted in poetry. The book will be of interest to students of Chinese literature and cultural history.

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