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Including works of varied genres from fiction and poetry to folk stories and elegies, travelogues and jokes to criticism and theory, this wide-ranging collection brings together more than two thousand years of great works in one portable volume.

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"Innovative, talented, lively, and splendidly readable." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

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"A lifetime spent reading Chinese literature has produced this enormous, enthralling, canon-exploding book.... Often, the funniest and liveliest entries are translated by the editor himself, who has an uncanny ability to capture puns and rhymes even in English translation.... [W]onderful." Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture
  • Map of China
  • Abbreviations
  • Prolegomenon
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Romanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to Pinyin
  • Foundations
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Fiction
  • Drama
  • Commentary, Criticism, and Interpretation
  • Popular and Peripheral Manifestations
  • Chart of the Chinese Dynasties
  • Romanization Conversion Chart from Wade-Giles to Pinyin
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231074292
Editor:
Mair, Victor H.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Editor:
Mair, Victor H.
Author:
Mair, Victor H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Chinese literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1376
Dimensions:
9.29x6.19x2.17 in. 3.42 lbs.

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