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Owen, Stephen 1946-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 257 publications in 4 languages and 7,392 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2321, 895.108
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Publications by Stephen Owen
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An anthology of Chinese literature : beginnings to 1911 by Stephen Owen( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Moving roughly chronologically, An Anthology of Chinese Literature gathers texts according to genres, themes, forms, and other groupings to show the way essential texts build off one another and how the tradition echoes itself. Including a range of forms - songs, letters, anecdotes, stories, plays, political oratory, traditional literary theory, and more - the anthology's innovative structure breaks new ground by providing a previously unavailable view of the interplay between Chinese literature, culture, and history to alert non-Chinese readers to what premodern Chinese readers would have noticed instinctively. Helpful apparatus, including a general introduction describing the evolution of Chinese literature, a note on translation, period introductions, a timeline, and interpretive commentary, make the tradition accessible not only to the student of Chinese literature but also to the general reader
The great age of Chinese poetry : the High T'ang by Stephen Owen( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Ben shu dui zhong guo sheng tang shi qi de shi ge te bie shi li bai yu du fu jin xing le yan jiu, xian shi le ta men shi ge de du chuang xing ben zhi he cheng du. nei rong fen wei : sheng tang de kai shi he di yi dai shi ren ; sheng tang de di er dai he di san dai
The poetry of the early Tʻang by Stephen Owen( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 507 libraries worldwide
The author, Stephen Owen, traces the slow transition from the rigid codified poetry that centered around the court to the new freedom it attained in the early eighth century. Along the way, Owen offers an overview of the rise of early Tang poetry that extends from the foundation of the dynasty in 618 until roughly 713
Remembrances : the experience of the past in classical Chinese literature by Stephen Owen( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Biographical note: OwenStephen: Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University with joint appointments in the Department of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Mi-Lou : poetry and the labyrinth of desire by Stephen Owen( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Biographical note: OwenStephen: Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University with joint appointments in the Department of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The end of the Chinese 'Middle ages' : essays in Mid-Tang literary culture by Stephen Owen( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 428 libraries worldwide
This book explores, through a series of essays, a set of interrelated elements that define the literary culture of China in the late eighth and early ninth centuries. This period, known as the Mid-Tang, broke with many of the intellectual habits of the 'middle period' of Chinese culture and adumbrated many of the characteristics of China in the Song and later periods. Issues examined include the problem of 'singularity', or representations of identity as an assertion of superiority over others, different ways of representing landscapes and domestic activities, and changing perceptions in the status and role of the writer and poet as an artist
The late Tang : Chinese poetry of the mid-ninth century (827-860) by Stephen Owen( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
"In this work, Stephen Owen resumes telling the literary history of the Tang that he began in his works on the Early and High Tang. Focusing in particular on Du Mu, Li Shangyin, and Wen Tingyun, he analyzes the redirection of poetry interests that followed the deaths of the major poets of the High and Mid-Tang and the rejection of their poetic styles. The Late Tang, Owen argues, forces us to change our very notion of the history of poetry. Poets had always drawn on the past poetry, but in the Late Tang, the poetic past was beginning to assume the form it would have for the next millennium; it was becoming a repertoire of available choices - styles, genres, the voices of past poets. It was this repertoire that would endure."--BOOK JACKET
Traditional Chinese poetry and poetics : omen of the world by Stephen Owen( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Readings in Chinese literary thought by Stephen Owen( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 397 libraries worldwide
In this dual-language compilation of seven complete major works and many shorter pieces from the Confucian period through the Ch'ing dynasty, Stephen Owen provides fundamental texts in the history of Chinese thought on literature and comments on them extensively. Canonical early statements, prefaces, poems on poetry treatises, short essays, letters, technical manuals - all are represented and placed in their historical and cultural context. Besides discussing individual selections in detail, Owen traces the development of motifs, methods of argumentation, and deep concerns in Chinese literary thought and explains how they diverge from Western literary theory. This beautifully designed volume will be indispensable to students of Chinese literature, while its translations and commentaries will open up Chinese literary thought to theorists and scholars of other languages
The Cambridge history of Chinese literature ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
An account of three thousand years of Chinese literature accessible to non-specialist readers as well as scholars and students
The poetry of Meng Chiao and Han Yü by Stephen Owen( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The making of early Chinese classical poetry by Stephen Owen( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Over the centuries, "early Chinese classical poetry" became embedded in a chronological account with great cultural resonance and came to be transmitted in versions accepted as authoritative. Modern scholarship has questioned components of the account and cast doubt on the accuracy of received texts, but at the risk of detaching individual poems form the historical network and notions of authorship that confer meaning. The result has been to destabilize the history of early Chinese poetry. This study adopts a double approach to the poetry composed between the end of the first century BCE and the third century CE. First, it examines extant material from this period synchronically, as if it were not historically arranged with some poems attached to authors and some not. By setting aside putative differences of author and genre, we can, author Stephen Owen argues, see that this was "one poetry," created from a shared poetic repertoire and compositional practices. Second, it considers how the scholars of the late fifth and early sixth centuries selected this material and reshaped it to produce the standard account of classical poetry. Early poetry comes to us through reproduction--by those who knew the poem and transmitted it, by musicians who performed it, by scribes and anthologists--all of whom changed texts to suit their needs. Poems grew and shrank with freedom
The Vitality of the lyric voice : Shih poetry from the late Han to the T'ang by Shuen-fu Lin( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
This volume presents twelve essays on the evolution of shih poetry from the second to the tenth century, the period that began with the sudden flowering of shih poetry in live-character meter and culminated in the T'ang, the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting
The poetry of Du Fu ( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Zhong guo " zhong shi ji " de zhong jie : zhong tang wen xue wen hua lun ji by Stephen Owen( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Jianqiao Zhongguo wen xue shi = The Cambridge history of Chinese literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Ta shan de shi tou ji : Yuwen Suo'an zi xuan ji = Borrowed stone : Stephen Owen's selected essays by Stephen Owen( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of Chinese literature ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present
Wan Tang : jiu shi ji zhong ye de Zhongguo shi ge (827-860) = The late Tang : Chinese poetry of the mid-ninth century (827-860) by Stephen Owen( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Ben shu dui zhong guo jiu shi ji zhong ye de shi ge jin xing le yan jiu, quan shu bao gua : wu yan lü shi ; shi ge qiao jiang ; li he de yi chan ; du mu ; qi yan shi ren ; dao jiao : cao tang de li zi deng
The Cambridge history of Chinese literature by Kang-i Sun Chang( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present
 
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Alternative Names
Ou-wen, Ssu-ti-fen
Ou-wen, Ssu-ti-fen 1946-
Ouwen, Sidifen 1946-
Sidifen Quwen 1946-
Ssu-ti-fen Ou-wen
Ssu-ti-fen Ou-wen 1946-
Stephen Owen American linguist and sinologist
Stephen Owen Amerikaans taalkundige
Yü-wen, So-an 1946-
Yuwen, Suoan
Yuwen, Suoan 1946-
孙康宜, 1946-
宇文, 所安 1946-
宇文所安
宇文所安 1946-
Languages
English (159)
Chinese (60)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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