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This book (originally published in 1972 by The Seabury Press as ) is the first representative collection of the poetry of Chinese women to appear in English. Unlike Japan with its long tradition of women writers, poetry by women did not become fashionable in China until the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911), although poems from earlier centuries that do in fact survive will quickly dispel any stereotyped views. Included here are samplings from the legendary earliest poetry of courtesans, palace women, and Tao priestesses to works by contemporary Chinese women living in both the East and West. Appendixes include notes on the poems, an introductory essay on Chinese women and literature, a table of historical periods, and a bibliography.

Synopsis:

"The poetry proves again that stereotypes mislead. Chinese verse is supposedly cool and distant, detached and dispassionate. The opposite seems true; poets are exalted or downcast, drunk with wine or, in the case of women, frankly sensuous....Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills." --

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811208215
Author:
Chung, Ling
Author:
Chung, Ling
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Chinese poetry
Subject:
Chinese poetry -- Women authors -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Chinese poetry -- Women authors.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Series Volume:
0528
Publication Date:
February 1982
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.39 lb

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Product details 150 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811208215 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The poetry proves again that stereotypes mislead. Chinese verse is supposedly cool and distant, detached and dispassionate. The opposite seems true; poets are exalted or downcast, drunk with wine or, in the case of women, frankly sensuous....Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills." --
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