The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988. Connery, Christopher Leigh. The Empire of the Text: Writing and Authority in Early Imperial China. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Oxford: Rowman and ...

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231528511

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.

Word Image and Deed in the Life of Su Shi

Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose : Studies of Four Masters . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 1988 . Cheng Minsheng ! . " Lun Bei Song caizheng de tedian yu chengpin de jiaxiang ”論北宋財政的特點與積資的假象, ...

Author: Ronald Egan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1684170192

Category: Literary Criticism


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Remembered today primarily as a poet, calligrapher, and critic, the protean Su Shi was an outspoken player in the contentious politics and intellectual debates of the Northern Song dynasty. In this comprehensive study, Ronald C. Egan analyzes Su’s literary and artistic work against the background of eleventh-century developments within Buddhist and Confucian thought and Su’s dogged disagreement with the New Policies of Wang Anshi. Egan explicates Su’s views on governance, the classics, and Buddhism; and he describes Su’s social-welfare initiatives, arrest for disloyalty, and exiles. Finding a key to the richness of Su’s artistic activities in his vacillation on the significance of aesthetic pursuits, Egan explores Su’s shi and ci poetry and Su’s promotion of painting and calligraphy, looking specially at the problem of subjectivity. In a concluding chapter, he reconsiders Su’s role as a founder of the wenren (“literati”) and challenges the conventional understanding of both Su and the Northern Song wenren generally.

The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature

Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose , Studies of Four Masters . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 1988 . Chou , Shao - liang SER , ed . T'ang - tai mu - chih hui - pien H. 2v . Shanghai : Shang - hai Ku - chi , 1992 .

Author: William H. Nienhauser

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253334565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 547

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"A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-date information (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volume title stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditional Chinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published." -- Choice The second volume to The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. Volume II includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditional Chinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) of editions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.

A Guide to Chinese Literature

Chinese Classical Prose: The Eight Masters of the Tang-Jung Period Hong Kong Chinese University Press, 1979. Chen, Yu-shih. Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters. Stanford. Stanford University Press, 1988.

Author: Wilt L. Idema

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0892641231

Category: Education

Page: 376

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DIVA new supplement to courses on Chinese or World literature in translation. /div

Korea s Premier Collection of Classical Literature

Branner, David P. “Tonal Prosody in Chinese Parallel Prose. ... In Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, edited by Michael Loewe, 263–268. ... Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters.


Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824878213

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

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This is the first book in English to offer an extensive introduction to the Tongmunsŏn (Selections of Refined Literature of Korea)—the largest and most important Korean literary collection created prior to the twentieth century—as well as translations of essays from key chapters. The Tongmunsŏn was compiled in 1478 by Sŏ Kŏjŏng (1420–1488) and other Chosŏn literati at the command of King Sŏngjong (r. 1469–1494). It was modeled after the celebrated Chinese anthology Wen Xuan and contains poetry and prose in an extensive array of styles and genres. The Translators’ Introduction begins by describing the general structure of the Tongmunsŏn and contextualizes literary output in Korea within the great sweep of East Asian literature from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries. The entire Tongmunsŏn as well as all of the essays selected for translation were written in hanmun (as opposed to Korean vernacular), which points to a close literary connection between the continent and the peninsula. The Introduction goes on to discuss the genres contained in the Tongmunsŏn and examines style as revealed through prosody. The translation of two of these genres (treatises and discourses) in four books of the Tongmunsŏn showcases prose-writing and the intellectual concerns of the age. Through their discussions of morality, nature, and the fantastic, we see Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian themes at work in essays by some of Korea’s most distinguished writers, among them Yi Kyubo, Yi Saek, Yi Chehyŏn, and Chŏng Tojŏn. The translations also include annotations and extensive cross-references to classical allusions in the Chinese canon, making the present volume an essential addition to any East Asian literature collection.

Vignettes from the Late Ming

Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988. Ch'en, Shou-yi. Chinese Literature: A Historical Introduction. New York: Ronald Press, 1961. Chou, Chih-p'ing.


Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029580226X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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This anthology presents seventy translated and annotated short essays, or hsiao-p�in, by fourteen well-known sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Chinese writers. Hsiao-p�in, characterized by spontaneity and brevity, were a relatively informal variation on the established classical prose style in which all scholars were trained. Written primarily to amuse and entertain the reader, hsiao-p�in reflect the rise of individualism in the late Ming period and collectively provide a panorama of the colorful life of the age. Critics condemned the genre as escapist because of its focus on life�s sensual pleasures and triviality, and over the next two centuries many of these playful and often irreverent works were officially censored. Today, the essays provide valuable and rare accounts of the details over everyday life in Ming China as well as displays of wit and delightful turns of phrase.

A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China

Benjamin A. Elman, Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies Benjamin A Elman ... See Yu-shih Chen, Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988), pp.

Author: Benjamin A. Elman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215095

Category: History

Page: 847

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"A very important study of one of the most important institutions in Chinese history, one without which the China we have today would certainly be a vastly different place."—Peter Bol, author of "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China

The Road to East Slope

1989 Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose Studies of Four Masters YU - SHIH CHEN " The first serious and well - founded attempt to survey the development of the classical prose essay ( ku - wen ) in the hands , minds , and ...

Author: Michael Anthony Fuller

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804715874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

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Su Shi (1037-1101) is the greatest poet of the Song Dynasty, a man whose writings and image defined some of the enduring central themes of the Chinese cultural tradition. Su Shi was not only the best poet of his time, he was also a government official, a major prose stylist, a noted calligrapher, an avid herbalist, a dabbler in alchemy, and a broadly learned scholar. The author shows how this complex personality was embodied in Su Shi's work and traces the evolution of his poems from juvenilia to the poems written in exile in Huangzhou, where Su settled on a farm at East Slope.

Matsuo Bash s Poetic Spaces

Yu-Shih Chen, Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988), 135. See, for instance, Watson, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu, 85. In his haibun “Postscript to 'Comments ...

Author: E. Kerkham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Haikai is an art that parodies and often subverts its linguistic, generic, and personal predecessors, and its intersections include imaginative links to the rest of Japanese literature and culture. This collection of essays explores certain neglected aspects of this haikaimaster's literary and philosophical contributions.

Zhou Zuoren and an Alternative Chinese Response to Modernity

A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy. Princeton: Princeton University ... Chinese Intellectuals in Crisis: The Search for Order and Meaning, 1890–1911. ... Chen, Yu-shih. Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies WORKS CITED 317.

Author: Susan Daruvala

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1684173396

Category: Literary Criticism


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"This book explores the issues of nation and modernity in China by focusing on the work of Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967), one of the most controversial of modern Chinese intellectuals and brother of the writer Lu Xun. Zhou was radically at odds with many of his contemporaries and opposed their nation-building and modernization projects. Through his literary and aesthetic practice as an essayist, Zhou espoused a way of constructing the individual and affirming the individual’s importance in opposition to the normative national subject of most May Fourth reformers. Zhou’s work presents an alternative vision of the nation and questions the monolithic claims of modernity by promoting traditional aesthetic categories, the locality rather than the nation, and a literary history that values openness and individualism."