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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 88

Modern Archaics

Continuity and Innovation in the Chinese Lyric Tradition, 1900–1937

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674726673

Publication Date: 01/20/2014


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Ornamental Lyricism
  • Part I. A Formal Feeling Comes: Poetry of Mourning
    • 1. Falling Leaves and Grieving Cicadas: Allegory and the Experience of Loss in Song Lyrics
    • 2. Radical Antiquarianism: Chen Sanli and His Poetic Response to Cultural Crisis
  • Part II. The Lure of Intellectual Elegance: Poetry as Social Practice
    • 3. Contested Fengya: Loyalists and Classical-Style Poetry Clubs
    • 4. A Lonely Enterprise: Classical Poetry and New Means of Cultural Production
  • Part III. Lighting the Modern Torch with Ancient Fire: Traveling Poetics
    • 5. Refeminizing Modern Space: Lü Bicheng and Her Overseas Lyrics
    • 6. O My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose: Classical Form and Translation
  • Epilogue: Translations of Tradition
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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