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Breeze Through Bamboo: Selected Kanshi of Ema Saiko

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Ema Saiko (1787-1861) was a remarkably evocative poet, one of the few known woman writers of kanshi poems — verse written in classical Chinese but read as Japanese. Writing in this form, Saiko distinguished herself during the Tokugawa period, when composition in Chinese was largely a men's province.

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"It is delightful to know such a woman existed in Tokugawa Japan. Here is a poet-painter who was able to consort on an equal footing with the male scholars and poets of her day. Her poetic voice is refreshingly direct and honest." Sonja Arntzen, translator of Ikkyu and The Crazy Cloud Anthology: A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan

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Assembled here are beautiful translations of kanshi poetry--verse written in classical Chinese, but read as Japanese--by the only known woman writer of the form in the Tokugawa period. Ema Saiko (1787-1861) distinguished herself as a writer of kanshi at a time when composition in Chinese was the strict province of men. Organized chronologically, these poems provide an engaging portrait of an artist's life. 216 pp.

About the Author

Hiroaki Sato is a poet and a translator of Japanese poetry. Among his many books are: Basho's Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages; One Hundred Frogs: From Renga to Haiku to English; and, with Burton Watson, From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231110655
Author:
Sato, Hiroaki
Author:
Ema, Saiko
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 233-237.
Series Volume:
no. WQ-96-07
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.00x6.02x.55 in. .68 lbs.

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"Review" by , "It is delightful to know such a woman existed in Tokugawa Japan. Here is a poet-painter who was able to consort on an equal footing with the male scholars and poets of her day. Her poetic voice is refreshingly direct and honest."
"Synopsis" by , Assembled here are beautiful translations of kanshi poetry--verse written in classical Chinese, but read as Japanese--by the only known woman writer of the form in the Tokugawa period. Ema Saiko (1787-1861) distinguished herself as a writer of kanshi at a time when composition in Chinese was the strict province of men. Organized chronologically, these poems provide an engaging portrait of an artist's life. 216 pp.
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