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Owen, Stephen 1946-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 8,734 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Literature  Essays  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2321, 895.109
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Owen
An anthology of Chinese literature : beginnings to 1911 by Stephen Owen( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member 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 Vitality of the lyric voice : Shih poetry from the late Han to the T'ang by Evolution of Shih poetry from the Han through the T'ang (Conference)( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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 them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The great age of Chinese poetry : the High T'ang by Stephen Owen( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe dui zhong guo tang shi te bie shi li bai yu du fu jin xing le shen ru de yan jiu, Ji wo men xian shi le bu tong de yan guang, Zhei zhong yan guang neng shi wo men kan chu ta men de du chuang xing de ben zhi he cheng du
The poetry of the early Tʻang by Stephen Owen( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in Chinese and English and held by 535 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen (Chinese and comparative literature, Harvard) explores issues of love poetry in Chinese and Western poetry. He argues that comparisons need cross cultures and time periods. -- Amazon.com
The late Tang : Chinese poetry of the mid-ninth century (827-860) by Stephen Owen( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Readings in Chinese literary thought by Stephen Owen( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member 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 poetry of Du Fu = Du Fu shi by Fu Du( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six volume work is the first complete translation of the poetry of Du Fu, the greatest poet in the Chinese tradition. The entirety of Du Fu’s works provides a more nuanced portrait of the author than the standard selections. It gives testimony to the great rebellion of 755, but also poems on building a chicken coop and repairing bamboo plumbing. In the whole we discover how the sublime and quotidian are united in a larger vision of life
The making of early Chinese classical poetry by Stephen Owen( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 449 WorldCat member 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 end of the Chinese 'Middle ages' : essays in Mid-Tang literary culture by Stephen Owen( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 436 WorldCat member 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
Traditional Chinese poetry and poetics : omen of the world by Stephen Owen( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Chinese literature( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II begins with the distinctive Ming culture that emerged around 1400, and continues through the Qing (the Manchu dynasty) all the way up to the present day. This period saw an enormous diversity of writing styles and forms that defied traditional Chinese literary categories. This new and comprehensive treatment covers a wide range of topics, including political censorship and literary creativity, changes in print culture, dynastic transition, courtesans' pleasure quarters, and the rise of women writers. Discussions of lyric poetry, drama, "prosimetric narrative," and the novel are interspersed with in-depth examinations of the complex world of diaspora, the translation of Western literatures, modern "new fiction," and the advent of new media from film adaptations to web literature
The poetry of Meng Chiao and Han Yü by Stephen Owen( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Chinese literature by Kang-i Sun Chang( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present
The poetry of Ruan Ji and Xi Kang by Ji Ruan( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Ruan Ji has been previously translated several times, with one fully scholarly translation of both the poetry and the Fu (poetic expositions). The present translation not only provides a facing page critical Chinese text, it addresses two problems that have been ignored or not adequately treated in earlier works. First, it traces the history of the current text. The rather serious problems with this text will be, if not soluble, at least visible. Second, translations have been shaped by the anachronistic assumption that Ruan Ji was loyal to the declining Wei dynasty, when actual power had been taken by the Suma family, who founded the Jin dynasty after Ruan Ji's death. The introduction shows how and when that assumption took full shape five centuries after Ruan Ji lived and why it is not tenable. This leads to a different kind of translation, closer to what a contemporary reader might have understood and far less certain than referring it to some political event. The Poetry of Xi Kang presents a complete scholarly translation of his poetic works (including "Rhapsody on the Zither") alongside the original texts. Many of Xi Kang's poems are difficult and most are laden with allusions and "ations, adding another level of challenge to interpretation. Basic explanatory notes are provided. The translations are based on the critical modern edition of Xi Kang's work by Dai Mingyang, generally considered to be the best edition available. Important editions by Lu Xun and Lu Qinli are consulted on matters of variants, arrangement, and interpretation
The poetry of Du Fu( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jianqiao Zhongguo wen xue shi = The Cambridge history of Chinese literature by Kang-i Sun Chang( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi 1375 nian wei jie fen wei shang, xia liang juan . quan shu yi duan dai er fei wen ti de jie gou fang shi jie shao liao cong yin shang wan qi de jia gu wen, qing tong qi ming wen, dao 1949 nian zhong hua ren min gong he guo jian guo qian xi zhong guo wen xue san qian duo nian de fa zhan li cheng, he zhong guo wen hua zhong guan yu xie zuo de gu shi . ben juan wei xia juan, yi 1400 nian qian hou xing cheng de ming dai wen hua kai pian, guan chuan man zu zhi xia de qing dai, zhi zhi zhong hua ren min gong he guo jian guo zhi qian de xian dai wen xue
The Cambridge history of Chinese literature by Kang-i Sun Chang( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of three thousand years of Chinese literature accessible to non-specialist readers as well as scholars and students
The Vitality of the lyric voice : Shih poetry from the late Han to T'ang( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An anthology of Chinese literature : beginnings to 1911
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Mi-Lou : poetry and the labyrinth of desireThe late Tang : Chinese poetry of the mid-ninth century (827-860)Readings in Chinese literary thoughtThe making of early Chinese classical poetryThe end of the Chinese 'Middle ages' : essays in Mid-Tang literary cultureThe Cambridge history of Chinese literatureThe Cambridge history of Chinese literatureThe Cambridge history of Chinese literature
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 Amerikaans taalkundige

Stephen Owen lingüista estadounidense

Yü-wen, So-an 1946-

Yuwen, Suoan

Yuwen, Suoan 1946-

오웬, 스티븐 1946-

우문소안 1946-

윈쒀안 1946-

孙康宜 1946-

宇文, 所安 1946-

宇文所安

宇文所安 1946-

Languages
English (178)

Chinese (74)

Spanish (1)

German (1)