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Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry : From Ancient To Contemporary, the Full 3000-year Tradition (05 Edition)

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Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations-many new and exclusive to the book-by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs-ancient folk songs said to have been collected by Confucius himself-and Laozis Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post—Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the spiritual, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic strains that have emerged over millennia, this broadly representative selection also includes a preface on the art of translation, a general introduction to Chinese poetic form, biographical headnotes for each of the poets, and concise essays on the dynasties that structure the book. A landmark anthology, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry captures with impressive range and depth the essence of Chinas illustrious poetic tradition.

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Synopsis:

Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations-many new and exclusive to the book-by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs-ancient folk songs said to have been collected by Confucius himself-and Laozi's Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post--Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the spiritual, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic strains that have emerged over millennia, this broadly representative selection also includes a preface on the art of translation, a general introduction to Chinese poetic form, biographical headnotes for each of the poets, and concise essays on the dynasties that structure the book. A landmark anthology, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry captures with impressive range and depth the essence of China's illustrious poetic tradition.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Note on the Selections and Some Words of Thanks xxxv

Preface: The Poem Behind the Poem:

Literary Translation as English-Language Poetry

BY TONY BARNSTONE

Introduction to Chinese Poetic Form

(as a Function of Yin-Yang Symmetry)

by Chou Ping

ZHOU DYNASTY (1122-256 BCE)

BOOK OF SONGS (c. 600 bce)

White Moonrise

Fruit Plummets from the Plum Tree

Serene Girl

In the Wilds Is a Dead River-Deer

All the Grasslands Are Yellow

Ripe Millet

I Beg You, Zhongzi

When the Gourd Has Dried Leaves

LAOZI (fourth-third centuries bce)

from the Dao De Jing

VERSES OF CHU (third century bce)

from Encountering Sorrow

HAN DYNASTY (206 BCE-220 CE)

NINETEEN ANCIENT POEMS

1. “Traveling traveling and still traveling traveling”

2. “Green so green is the river grass”

3. “Green so green are the cypress over the burial mounds”

4. “At todays great banquet”

5. “A tall tower in the northwest”

6. “I cross the river to pick lotus flowers”

7. “Clear moon pours bright light at night”

8. “Soft and frail is a solitary bamboo”

9. “There is a wonderful tree in the courtyard”

10. “Far and far is the Cowherd Star”

11. “I turn my carriage around to return”

12. “The east wall is tall and long”

13. “I drive my wagon to the east gate”

14. “Day by day the dead are receding”

15. “Man dies within a hundred years”

16. “Chilly, chilly, the year-end clouds darken”

17. “A cold current in early winter”

18. “A traveler came from afar”

19. “Pure and white bright moon”

JIA YI (200-168 bce)

The Owl

LIU XIJUN (late second century bce)

Lament

ANONYMOUS FOLK SONGS FROM THE MUSIC BUREAU

(c. 120 bce)

The East Gate

A Sad Tune

He Waters His Horse Near a Breach in the Long Wall

At Fifteen I Went to War

An Ancient Poem Written for the Wife of Jiao Zhongqing

SIX DYNASTIES PERIOD (220-589)

CAO CAO (155-220)

Watching the Blue Ocean

Song of Bitter Cold

RUAN JI (210-263)

from Chanting My Thoughts

FU XUAN (217-278)

To Be a Woman

ZI YE (third-fourth centuries)

Three Songs

Four Seasons Song: Spring

Four Seasons Song: Autumn

LU JI (261-303)

from The Art of Writing

Preface

1. The Impulse

2. Meditation

3. Process

4. The Joy of Words

9. The Riding Crop

10. Making It New

11. Ordinary and Sublime

18. The Well-Wrought Urn

19. Inspiration

20. Writers Block

21. The Power of a Poem

PAN YUE (247-300)

In Memory of My Dead Wife

TAO QIAN (c. 365-427)

Return to My Country Home

Begging for Food

I Stop Drinking

Drinking Alone When It Rains Day After Day

Scolding My Kids

Fire in the Sixth Month in 408 ce

from Twenty Poems on Drinking Wine

Elegies

SU XIAOXIAO (late fifth century)

Emotions on Being Apart

The Song of the West Tomb

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Flowers”

BAO ZHAO (c. 414-466)

from Variations on “The Weary Road”

On the Departure of Official Fu

BAO LINGHUI (fl. c. 464)

Sending a Book to a Traveler After Making an Inscription

PRINCESS CHEN LECHANG (sixth century)

Letting My Feelings Go at the Farewell Banquet

TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

WANG BO (649-676)

On the Wind

HE ZHIZHANG (659-744)

Willow

ZHANG RUOXU (c. 660-c. 720)

Spring, River, and Flowers on a Moonlit Night

MENG HAORAN (689-740)

Parting from Wang Wei

Spring Dawn

Spending the Night on Jiande River

WANG CHANGLING (c. 690-c. 756)

Song from the Borders

WANG WAN (693-751)

Stopping at Beigu Mountain

WANG WEI (701-761)

Watching the Hunt

Walking into the Liang Countryside

A Young Ladys Spring Thoughts

For Someone Far Away

Climbing the City Tower North of the River

Deep South Mountain

Living in the Mountain on an Autumn Night

Drifting on the Lake

Cooling Off

Return to Wang River

Written on a Rainy Autumn Night After Pei Dis Visit

To Pei Di, While We Are Living Lazily at Wang River

Birds Sing in the Ravine

Sketching Things

from The Wang River Sequence

Preface

1. Deer Park

2. House Hidden in the Bamboo Grove

3. Luan Family Rapids

4. White Pebble Shoal

5. Lakeside Pavilion

6. Magnolia Basin

Things in a Spring Garden

Answering the Poem Su Left in My Blue Field Mountain Country House, on Visiting and Finding Me Not Home

About Old Age, in Answer to a Poem by Subprefect Zhang

To My Cousin Qiu, Military Supply Official

On Being Demoted and Sent Away to Qizhou

For Zhang, Exiled in Jingzhou, Once Adviser to the Emperor

Seeing Off Prefect Ji Mu as He Leaves Office and Goes East of the River

Winter Night, Writing About My Emotion

Seeing Zu Off at Qizhou

A White Turtle Under a Waterfall

Song of Peach Tree Spring

Sitting Alone on an Autumn Night

Green Creek

Visiting the Mountain Courtyard of the Distinguished Monk Tanxing at Enlightenment Monastery

Questioning a Dream

Weeping for Ying Yao

Suffering from Heat

LI BAI (701-762)

A Song of Zhanggan Village

Grievance at the Jade Stairs

Seeing a Friend Off at Jingmen Ferry

Watching the Waterfall at Lu Mountain

Hearing a Flute on a Spring Night in Luoyang

River Song

I Listen to Jun, a Monk from Shu, Play His Lute

Seeing a Friend Off

Drinking Alone by Moonlight

Seeing Meng Haoran Off to Guangling at the Yellow Crane Tower

Saying Good-bye to Song Zhiti

Song

In Memory of He Zhizhang

Confessional

Zazen on Jingting Mountain

Questioning in the Mountains

Missing the East Mountains

Having a Good Time by Myself

Drinking Wine with the Hermit in the Mountains

Sent Far Off

Inscription for Summit Temple

Summer Day in the Mountains

Brooding in the Still Night

Singing by Green Water in Autumn

Drunk All Day

Song on Bringing in the Wine

On My Way Down Zhongnan Mountain I Passed by Hermit Fusis Place and He Treated Me to Wine While I Spent the Night There

Song of the North Wind

War South of the Great Wall

Hunting Song

CHU GUANGXI (707-c. 760)

from Jiangnan Melodies

DU FU (712-770)

Facing Snow

Gazing in Springtime

Ballad of the War Wagons

Moonlit Night

Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night

Broken Lines

Thoughts While Night Traveling

A Hundred Worries

Standing Alone

To Wei Ba

Dreaming of Li Bai

A Painted Falcon

New Moon

Spring Night Happy About Rain

Brimming Water

River Village

Looking at Mount Tai

Jiang Village

Jade Flower Palace

Newlyweds Departure

Old Couples Departure

A Homeless Mans Departure

Song of a Thatched Hut Damaged in Autumn Wind

The Song of a Roped Chicken

Poem to Officer Fangs Foreign Horse

Qu River

Leaving in My Boat

Guests Arrival: Happy About County Governor Cuis Visit

A Lone Goose

A Travelers Night

from Five Poems About Historical Sites

On Yueyang Tower

Climbing High

Travelers Pavilion

LIU CHANGQING (c. 710-c. 787)

Spending the Night at Hibiscus Mountain When It Was Snowing

To Official Fei on His Demotion to State Ji

JIAO RAN (730-799)

On Lu Jianhongs Absence During My Visit to Him

MENG JIAO (751-814)

Complaints

Song of the Homebound Letter

Statement of Feelings in a Shabby Residence on an Autumn Evening

Visiting Zhongnan Mountain

Frustration

Borrowing a Wagon

After Passing the Highest Imperial Examinations

LADY LIU (mid-eighth century)

To the Tune of “Yangliuzhi”

ZHANG JI (mid-eighth century)

Moored by the Maple Bridge at Night

HAN YU (768-824)

Mountain Rocks

Losing My Teeth

Listening to Yinshi Play His Instrument

Poem to Commander Zhang at the Meeting of the Bian and Si Rivers

XUE TAO (768-831)

Seeing a Friend Off

Sending Old Poems to Yuan Zhen

A Spring in Autumn

Spring Gazing

Willow Catkins

Hearing Cicadas

Moon

LIU YUXI (772-842)

Mooring at Niuzhu at Dusk

Bamboo Branch Song

Black-Uniform Lane

Looking at Dongting Lake

BAI JUYI (772-846)

Assignment Under the Title “Departure at Ancient Grass Field”

Night Rain

Song of an Evening River

Lament for Peony Flowers

Buying Flowers

Light Fur and Fat Horses

Watching the Reapers

The Old Charcoal Seller

Song of Everlasting Sorrow

Song of the Lute

Seeing Yuan Zhens Poem on the Wall at Blue Bridge Inn

On Laziness

On Laozi

Madly Singing in the Mountains

After Getting Drunk, Becoming Sober in the Night

Resignation

On His Baldness

Old Age

Since I Lay Ill

A Dream of Mountaineering

LIU ZONGYUAN (773-819)

River Snow

Poem to Relatives and Friends in the Capital After Looking at Mountains with Monk Hao Chu

Summer Day

Fisherman

The Caged Eagle

ZHANG JI (c. 776-c. 829)

A Soldiers Wife Complains

Song of a Virtuous Woman

Arriving at a Fishermans House at Night

WU KE (eighth-ninth centuries)

To Cousin Jia Dao in Autumn

JIA DAO (778-841)

Looking for the Hermit and Not Finding Him

YUAN ZHEN (779-831)

When Told Bai Juyi Was Demoted and Sent to Jiangzhou

Late Spring

Petals Falling in the River

from Missing Her After Separation

LIU CAICHUN (late eighth-early ninth centuries)

Song of Luogen

LI HE (791-817)

from Twenty-three Horse Poems

Shown to My Younger Brother

from Speaking My Emotions

Flying Light

from Thirteen South Garden Poems

Su Xiaoxiaos Tomb

Song of Goose Gate Governor

Under the City Wall at Pingcheng

Song of an Old Mans Jade Rush

A Piece for Magic Strings

An Arrowhead from the Ancient Battlefield of Changping

A Sky Dream

HAN SHAN (late eighth-early ninth centuries)

5. “My heart is the autumn moon”

72. “Pigs eat dead mens flesh”

87. “Greedy men love to store wealth”

92. “Heaven is endlessly high”

100. “The life and death metaphor”

125. “New rice not yet ripe in the field”

128. “An elegant, poised, and handsome young man”

131. “During thirty years since my birth”

140. “When Mr. Deng was in his youth”

141. “Who was this young man?”

146. “My way passed ancient tombs”

158. “Theres a tree that existed before the woods”

165. “In idleness I go to visit a prominent monk”

194. “A crowd of stars lines up bright in the deep night”

204. “I gaze on myself in the streams emerald flow”

210. “Talking about food wont fill your stomach”

218. “When people meet Han Shan”

225. “The ocean stretches endlessly”

237. “This life is lost in dust”

262. “In this world people live then die”

265. “The hermit escapes the human world”

266. “A word to meat eaters”

307. “Keep Han Shans poems in your home”

DU QIUNIANG (early ninth century)

The Coat of Gold Brocade

DU MU (803-852)

Written While Moored on the Qinhuai River

Two Poems Improvised at Qi An County

On Purebright Day

The Han River

Visiting Leyou Park

WEN TINGYUN (812-870)

from To the Tune of “The Water Clock Sings at Night”

To the Tune of “Dreaming of the South Side of the River”

To the Tune of “Beautiful Barbarian”

LI SHANGYIN (813-858)

The Patterned Zither

Visiting Leyou Park

Untitled

Poem Sent as a Letter to the North on a Rainy Night

WEI ZHUANG (836-910)

To the Tune of “Silk-Washing Brook”

To the Tune of “The River City”

To the Tune of “Missing the Emperors Hometown”

To the Tune of “Daoist Priestess”

SIKONG TU (837-908)

from The Twenty-four Styles of Poetry

The Placid Style

The Potent Style

The Natural Style

The Implicit Style

The Carefree and Wild Style

The Bighearted and Expansive Style

The Flowing Style

YU XUANJI (c. 843-868)

Visiting Chongzhen Temples South Tower and Looking Where the Names of Candidates Who Pass the Civil Service Exam Are Posted

To Zian: Missing You at Jianling

A Farewell

Sent in an Orchid Fragrance Letter

Autumn Complaints

QI JI (861-935)

Looking at the Zhurong Peak in a Boat at Twilight

LI JING (916-961)

To the Tune of “Silk-Washing Brook”

To the Tune of “Silk-Washing Brook”

MADAM HUARUI (fl. c. 935)

On the Fall of the Kingdom, to the Tune of “Mulberry-Picking Song”

LI YU (936-978)

To the Tune of “A Bushel of Pearls”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Clear and Even Music”

To the Tune of “Lost Battle”

To the Tune of “Beauty Yu”

To the Tune of “Crows Cry at Night”

To the Tune of “Crows Cry at Night”

SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

ANONYMOUS FEMALE POET (uncertain dates)

Drunk Man

SUN DAOXUAN (uncertain dates)

To the Tune of “As in a Dream”

To the Tune of “Longing for Qin e”

LIU YONG (987-1053)

To the Tune of “Phoenix Perched on the Parasol Tree”

To the Tune of “Rain Hits a Bell”

To the Tune of “New Chrysanthemum Flowers”

To the Tune of “Poluomen Song”

FAN ZHONGYAN (989-1052)

To the Tune of “Sumu Veil”

To the Tune of “Imperial Avenue Procession”

MEI YAOCHEN (1002-1060)

Plum Rain

On the Death of a Newborn Child

Sorrow

A Small Village

Reply to Caishus “Ancient Temple by a River”

The Potter

OUYANG XIU (1007-1072)

About Myself

To the Tune of “Spring in the Tower of Jade”

The Lamp-wicks Ashes, Blossoms Droop, the Moon Like Frost

To the Tune of “Spring in the Tower of Jade”

Painting Eyebrows, to the Tune of “Pouring Out Deep Emotions”

Walking Back in Moonlight from Bohdi Trees to the Guanghua Temple

Encouraging Myself

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Flowers”

To the Tune of “Mulberry-Picking Song”

Poem in the Jueju Form

WANG ANSHI (1021-1086)

Plums Blossoms

Late Spring, a Poem Improvised at Banshan

SU SHI (SU DONGPO) (1036-1101)

Written on the North Tower Wall After Snow

Written While Living at Dinghui Temple in Huangzhou, to the Tune of “Divination Song”

Written in Response to Ziyous Poem About Days in Mianchi

Boating at Night on West Lake

Brushed on the Wall of Xilin Temple

from Rain on the Festival of Cold Food

Because of a Typhoon I Stayed at Gold Mountain for Two Days

To the Tune of “Song of the River Town,” a Record of a Dream on the Night of the First Month, Twentieth Day, in the Eighth Year of the Xining Period (1705)

To the Tune of “Prelude to the Water Song”

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Flowers”

Recalling the Past at the Red Cliffs, to the Tune of “Charms of Niannu”

Returning to Lingao at Night, to the Tune of “Immortal by the River”

QIN GUAN (1049-1100)

To the Tune of “Magpie Bridge Immortal”

MADAM WEI (fl. c. 1050)

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Attached to Her Skirt”

NIE SHENQIONG (uncertain dates)

To the Tune of “Partridge Sky”

ANONYMOUS (“THE GIRL WHO TOOK THE GOLD CUP”) (early twelfth century)

To the Tune of “Partridge Sky”

ZHOU BANGYAN (1056-1121)

To the Tune of “Rambling Young Man”

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Flowers”

Willows, to the Tune of “King of Lanling”

ZHU SHUZHEN (1063-1106)

To the Tune of “Mountain Hawthorn”

To the Tune of “Mountain Hawthorn”

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

Spring Complaint, to the Tune of “Magnolia Blossoms”

The Song of A-na

ZHU XIZHEN (uncertain dates)

from Fisherman, to the Tune of “A Happy Event Draws Near”

LI QINGZHAO (1084-c. 1151)

To the Tune of “Intoxicated in the Shade of Flowers”

To the Tune of “One Blossoming Sprig of Plum”

To the Tune of “Spring at Wu Ling”

To the Tune of “Silk-Washing Brook”

To the Tune of “Dream Song”

To the Tune of “Immortal by the River”

To the Tune of “Lone Wild Goose”

To the Tune of “The Fishermans Song”

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Blossoms”

LU YOU (1125-1210)

On the Fourth Day of the Eleventh Month During a Windy Rainstorm

Record of Dream, Sent to Shi Bohun, to the Tune of “Night Roaming in the Palace”

Thinking of Going Outside on a Rainy Day

To the Tune of “Phoenix Hairpin”

The Sheng Garden

To My Sons

TANG WAN (uncertain dates)

Tang Wans Reply, to the Tune of “Phoenix Hairpin”

YANG WANLI (1127-1206)

Cold Sparrows

XIN QIJI (1140-1207)

Written on a Wall in the Boshan Temple, to the Tune of “Ugly Servant”

The Night of the Lantern Festival, to the Tune of “Green Jade Table”

Village Life, to the Tune of “Clear Peaceful Happiness”

JIANG KUI (1155-1221)

Preface to “Hidden Fragrance” and “Sparse Shadows”

Hidden Fragrance

Sparse Shadows

YAN RUI (fl. c. 1160)

To the Tune of “Song of Divination”

YUAN HAOWEN (1190-1257)

Living in the Mountains

Dreaming of Home

from In May of 1233, I Ferried Across to the North

WU WENYING (c. 1200-c. 1260)

Departure, to the Tune of “The Song of Tangduo

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

To the Tune of “Prelude to Oriole Song”

LIU YIN (1249-1293)

Reading History

Mountain Cottage

YUAN DYNASTY (1280-1367)

ZHENG YUNNIANG (uncertain dates)

The Song of Shoes

To the Tune of “West River Moon”

ZHAO MENGFU (1254-1322)

Guilt at Leaving the Hermits Life

Poem in the Jueju Form

MA ZHIYUAN (c. 1260-1334)

To the Tune of “Thinking About Nature”

Autumn Thoughts, to the Tune of “Sky-Clear Sand”

Autumn Thoughts, to the Tune of “Sailing at Night”

GUAN DAOSHENG (1262-1319)

Love Poem

Fishermans Song

JIE XISI (1274-1344)

Written on a Cold Night

Fishing Folk

A Portrait of Ducks

SA DUCI (c. 1300-c. 1355)

from Shangjing Instant Poems

Autumn Day by a Pond

To a Zheng Player

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

ZHANG YU (1333-1385)

Song of the Relay Boats

GAO QI (1336-1374)

Where Is My Sorrow From?

Passing by a Mountain Cottage

Lying Idle While It Rains

SHEN ZHOU (1427-1509)

Inscription for a Painting

Thoughts Sent to a Monk

ZHU YUNMING (1461-1527)

Taking a Nap by a Mountain Window

TANG YIN (1470-1524)

In Reply to Shen Zhous Poems on Falling Petals

Boating on Tai Lake

Thoughts

XU ZHENQING (1479-1511)

Written at Wuchang

YANG SHEN (1488-1599)

On Spring

WANG SHIZHEN (1526-1590)

Saying Good-bye to My Young Brother

Climbing Up the Taibai Tower

GAO PANLONG (1562-1626)

Idle in Summer

XIE ZHAOZHE (1567-1624)

Spring Complaints

YUAN HONGDAO (1568-1610)

At Hengtang Ferry

ANONYMOUS EROTIC POETRY, COLLECTED BY FENG MENGLONG (1574-1646)

Untitled

A Dragging Cotton Skirt

Clever

Lantern

The Bento Box

Shooting Star

The Boat

A Boat Trip

A Nun in Her Orchid Chamber Solitude Feels Lust Like a Monster

Were Only Happy About Tonight

ZHANG DAI (1597-1684)

from Ten Scenes of the West Lake: Broken Bridge in Melting Snow

QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

JI YINHUAI (seventeenth century)

Improvised Scene Poem

WANG WEI (c. 1600-c. 1647)

To the Tune of “Drunk in the Spring Wind”

FENG BAN (1602-1671)

A Poem in Jest

WU WEIYE (1609-1672)

On Meeting an Old Flame, to the Tune of “Immortal by the River”

HUANG ZONGXI (1610-1695)

A Stray Poem Written While Living in the Mountains

QIAN CHENGZHI (1612-1693)

A Stray Poem Written in the Fields

NALANXINDE (1654-1685)

To the Tune of “Endless Longing”

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Mulberry-Picking Song”

WANG JIULING (d. 1710)

Inscription for an Inn

ZHENG XIE (1693-1765)

On Painting Bamboo for Governor Bao in My Office in Wei County

Homecoming Song

YUAN MEI (1716-1798)

from Improvisations

A Scene

On the Twelfth Day of the Second Month

An Improvisation

Meeting a Visitor

Sitting Still

Inscription for a Painting

A Poem Sent to Fish Gate

from Twenty-two Miscellaneous Poems on the Lake

Temple in the Wild

Mocking Myself for Planting Trees

JIANG SHIQUAN (1725-1785)

A Comment on Wang Shigus Painting Portfolio

ZHAO YI (1727-1814)

from Reading at Leisure

In a Boat

On Poetry

from Poem Composed While Living at Houyuan Garden

WU ZAO (1799-1863)

To the Tune of “Song of Flirtation”

To the Tune of “Beautiful Lady Yu”

Feelings Recollected on Returning from Fahua Mountain on a Wintry Day, to the Tune of “Waves Scour the Sands”

To the Tune of “A Song of the Cave Immortals”

To the Tune of “Clear and Even Music”

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

QIU JIN (1879-1907)

A Poem Written at Mr. Ishiis Request and Using the Same Rhymes as His Poem

Letter to Xu Jichen

SU MANSHU (THE HALF MONK) (1884-1918)

from Ten Narrative Poems

To the Zither Player

FROM MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY (1911-Present)

MAO ZEDONG (1893-1976)

Changsha

Tower of the Yellow Crane

Warlords

Kunlun Mountain

Loushan Pass

Snow

from Saying Good-bye to the God of Disease

To Guo Moruo

XU ZHIMO (1895-1931)

You Deserve It

Farewell Again to Cambridge

WEN YIDUO (1899-1946)

Miracle

Perhaps

The Confession

The Heart Beats

Dead Water

The End

LI JINFA (1900-1976)

Abandoned Woman

LIN HUIYIN (1904-1955)

Sitting in Quietude

DAI WANGSHU (1905-1950)

A Chopped-off Finger

A Rainy Lane

Written on a Prison Wall

FENG ZHI (1905-1993)

Sonnet 1. “Our hearts are ready to experience”

Sonnet 2. “Whatever can be shed we jettison”

Sonnet 6. “I often see in the wild meadows”

Sonnet 16. “We stand together on a mountains crest”

Sonnet 21. “Listening to the rainstorm and the wind”

Sonnet 23. (On a Puppy)

Sonnet 24. “A thousand years ago this earth”

Sonnet 27. “From freely flowing water, undefined”

AI QING (1910-1996)

Gambling Men

BIAN ZHILIN (1910- )

Entering the Dream

Fragment

Loneliness

Migratory Birds

Train Station

HE QIFANG (1912-1977)

Autumn

Shrine to the Earth God

LUO FU (1928- )

Song of Everlasting Regret

BEI DAO (1949- )

Night: Theme and Variations

Ordinary Days

Country Night

A Decade

Response

A Step

Elegy

Nightmare

Many Years

Sweet Tangerines

A Formal Declaration

Ancient Monastery

Requiem

The Mornings Story

Coming Home at Night

Rebel

Asking the Sky

Untitled

Delivering Newspapers

DUO DUO (1951- )

Bell Sound

Five Years

SHU TING (1952- )

Two or Three Incidents Recollected

Perhaps

Missing You

Dream of an Island

Mirror

A Night at the Hotel

YANG LIAN (1955- )

An Ancient Childrens Tale

An Elegy for Poetry

To a Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed in the Massacre

HA JIN (1956- )

Our Words

They Come

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of Authors

Pinyin Finding List

Wade-Giles Finding List

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385721981
Editor:
Barnstone, Tony
Editor:
Ping, Chou
Editor:
Ping, Chou
Editor:
Barnstone, Tony
Edited by:
Tony Barnstone
Edited by:
Chou Ping
Author:
edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping
Author:
Barnstone, Tony
Author:
Ping, Chou
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Chinese poetry
Subject:
POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 1.0625 lb

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Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry : From Ancient To Contemporary, the Full 3000-year Tradition (05 Edition) Used Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations-many new and exclusive to the book-by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs-ancient folk songs said to have been collected by Confucius himself-and Laozi's Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post--Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the spiritual, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic strains that have emerged over millennia, this broadly representative selection also includes a preface on the art of translation, a general introduction to Chinese poetic form, biographical headnotes for each of the poets, and concise essays on the dynasties that structure the book. A landmark anthology, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry captures with impressive range and depth the essence of China's illustrious poetic tradition.

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