Synopses & Reviews
This book is a study of the poetry of Huang Zunxian, the nineteenth century Chinese writer.
"...well worth reading and keeping on one's shelf as a reference work. Schmidt should be given much credit for this pioneering effort and its valuable contribution to the study of Huang Zunxian and late traditional Chinese poetry and intellectual history." China Review International, Richard John Lynn, University of Alberta
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-348) and indsex.
Table of Contents
1. The poet as a young man; 2. Huang, the diplomat; 3. Reform and reaction; 4. The theory of the Poetic Revolution; 5. The practice of Revolution; 6. Traditional themes; 7. Foreign climes; 8. The brave new world; 9. The development of Huang Zunxian's satire; 10. The late satirical poetry; 11. The Poetic Revolution and modern science; 12. Quatrains of 1899; 13. Fin de siècle; Translations: Early verse; The growing talent; Tokyo; San Francisco; Return to China; The empire on which the sun never sets; Singapore; War and reform; Retirement.