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An Introduction to Chinese Poetry

From the Canon of Poetry to the Lyrics of the Song Dynasty

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ISBN 9780674977013

Publication Date: 02/12/2018


  • Author’s Note
    • How to Use This Book
  • Chronology
  • List of Terms
  • 1. The Classical Chinese Language
    • Classical Chinese in Historical Perspective
    • The Basis for the Written Record: Chinese Characters
    • The Sound Systems of Classical Chinese
      • The Phonology of Middle Chinese
      • The Sounds of Old Chinese
    • The Morphology of Classical Chinese
      • Topic—Comment
      • Verb—Object
      • Modifier—Modified
      • Coordination
    • The Syntax of Classical Chinese
    • Conclusion
  • 2. The Formal and Rhetorical Features of Chinese Poetry
    • The Formal Structures of Chinese Poetry
      • The Line
      • The Couplet
      • The Quatrain Stanza and the Octave Poem
    • Rhetorical Features of Chinese Poetic Language
      • Rhetorical Tropes
      • Ornamentation
      • Allusion
      • Qualities of Voice: The Person in the Poem
    • Summary
  • Interlude: On the Translation of Poetry
  • 3. Origins of the Poetic Tradition
    • The Canon of Poetry (Shijing)
      • The Origin of the Canon of Poetry
      • The Canon of Poetry and the Development of the Poetic Tradition
      • The Structure of the Canon of Poetry
    • Selections from the Canon of Poetry
      • From the “Airs of the States”
      • From the “Greater Ya
      • From the “Hymns of Zhou”
    • The Lyrics of Chu (Chu ci)
    • Selected Poems from the Lyrics of Chu
      • Encountering Sorrow
      • The Nine Songs
      • The Nine Pieces
      • The Nine Transformations
      • “The Fisherman”
  • 4. Poetry in the Han, Wei, and Jin Dynasties
    • Anonymous Poetry from the Music Bureau
    • Early Pentasyllabic Poetry
    • Poets of the Jian’an Reign Period
      • Cao Cao
      • Cho Zhi
      • Wang Can
    • The Wei Dynasty
      • Ruan Ji
    • The Western Jin Dynasty
      • The Dominant Western Jin Literary Form: The Fu
      • Pan Yue
      • Zuo Si
      • Lu Ji
      • Guo Pu
    • Appendix to Chapter 4: Cao Pi, A Discourse on Literature
  • 5. The Maturing of Convention—The Poetry of the Northern and Southern Dynasties
    • North and South
    • Tao Qian
    • Xie Lingyun
    • Bao Zhao
    • Xie Tiao
    • Southern Folk Songs
    • He Xun
    • Xiao Gang
    • Yu Jianwu
    • Yu Xin
    • Appendix to Chapter 5: Wang Xizhi, “Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Collection
  • 6. Early and High Tang Poetry before Du Fu
    • Wang Bo
    • Song Zhiwen
    • Shangguan Wan’er
    • Chen Zi’ang
    • Wang Zhihuan
    • Meng Haoran
    • Wang Wei
    • Cui Hao
    • Li Bai
  • 7. Du Fu
    • Du Fu’s Life
    • Du Fu’s Poetry
  • 8. Middle and Late Tang Poetry
    • The Historical Context
    • Bai Juyi
    • Han Yu
    • Meng Jiao
    • Jia Dao
    • Li He
    • Li Shangyin
    • Du Mu
    • Wen Tingyun
    • Yu Xuanji
  • 9. The Growth of a New Poetic Form—The Song Lyric
    • The Early Development of Ci during the Tang Dynasty
      • “Southern” Ci by Bai Juyi and Liu Yuxi
      • Wen Tingyun and the Entertainment Quarters
    • Literati Appropriation of Ci in the Five Dynasties
      • The Former Shu
      • The Later Shu
        • Among the Flowers
        • Wei Zhuang
        • Gu Xiong
      • The Southern Tang Court
        • Feng Yansi
        • Li Yu
    • Poetic Innovations during the Northern Song
      • Yan Shu
      • Zhang Xian
      • Liu Yong
      • Su Shi
  • 10. The Song Lyric in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
    • Introduction
    • Zhou Bangyan
    • Li Qingzhao
    • Xin Qiji
    • Jiang Kui
    • Wu Wenying
    • Zhang Yan
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix I. List of Poems, Sources, and Translators
  • Appendix II. List of Variant Characters
  • Suggested Readings
  • Permissions

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