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The Columbia history of Chinese literature

Author: Victor H Mair
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback ed. 2010View all editions and formats

This account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor H Mair
ISBN: 9780231109840 0231109849 9780231109857 0231109857
OCLC Number: 802031197
Description: XXII, [4], 1342 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Prolegomenon Preface Map of China Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture 1. Foundations Language and Script, by Victor H. Mair Myth, by Anne Birrell Philosophy and Literature in Early China, by Michael Puett The Thirteen Classics, by Paul Rakita Goldin Shih-ching Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature, by Jeffrey Riegel The Supernatural, by Rania Huntington Wit and Humor, by Karin Myhre Proverbs, by John S. Rohsenow Buddhist Literature, by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer and Victor H. Mair Taoist Heritage, by Judith Boltz Women in Literature, by Anne Birrell 2. Poetry Sao, fu, Parallel Prose, and Related Genres, by Christopher Leigh Connery Poetry from 200 b.c.e. to 600 c.e., by Robert Joe Cutter Poetry of the T'ang Dynasty, by Paul W. Kroll Tz'u, by Stuart Sargent Sung Dynasty shih Poetry, by Michael A. Fuller Yan san-ch, by Wayne Schlepp Mongol-Yuan Classical Verse (shih), by Richard John Lynn Poetry of the Fourteenth Century, by John Timothy Wixted Poetry of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, by Daniel Bryant Poetry of the Seventeenth Century, by Richard John Lynn Poetry of the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries, by Daniel Bryant Ch'ing Lyric, by David McCraw Modern Poetry, by Michelle Yeh Poetry and Painting, by Charles Hartman 3. Prose The Literary Features of Historical Writing, by Stephen Durrant Early Biography, by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Expository Prose, by Ronald Egan Records of Anomalies, by Ying Hu Travel Literature, by James Hargett Sketches, by James Hargett Twentieth-Century Prose, by Philip F. C. Williams 4. Fiction T-ang Tales, by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Vernacular Stories, by Yenna Wu Full-Length Vernacular Fiction, by Wai-yee Li Traditional Vernacular Novels: Some Lesser-Known Works, by Daria Berg The Later Classical Tale, by Allan H. Barr End of the Empire to the Beginning of the Republic (1897-1916), by Milena Doleelov-Velingerov Twentieth-Century Fiction, by Philip F. C. Williams China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during the 1980s and 1990s, by Helmut Martin 5. Drama Traditional Dramatic Literature, by Wilt L. Idema Twentieth-Century Spoken Drama, by Xiaomei Chen 6. Commentary, Criticism, and Interpretation The Rhetoric of Premodern Prose Style, by Christoph Harbsmeier Classical Exegesis, by Haun Saussy Literary Theory and Criticism, by Dore J. Levy Traditional Fiction Commentary, by David L. Rolston 7. Popular and Peripheral Manifestations Balladry and Popular Song, by Anne Birrell Tun-huang Literature, by Neil Schmid The Oral-Formulaic Tradition, by Anne E. McLaren Regional Literatures, by Mark Bender Ethnic Minority Literature, by Mark Bender The Translator's Turn: The Birth of Modern Chinese Language and Fiction, by Lydia H. Liu The Reception of Chinese Literature in Korea, by Emanuel Pastreich The Reception of Chinese Literature in Japan, by Emanuel Pastreich The Reception of Chinese Literature in Vietnam, by Emanuel Pastreich Chart of the Chinese Dynasties Romanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to Pinyin Glossary
Responsibility: ed. Victor H. Mair.


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