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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 108

The Halberd at Red Cliff

Jian’an and the Three Kingdoms

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ISBN 9780674977037

Publication Date: 06/04/2018

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Sources
  • Timeline of Chinese Dynasties
  • Map: Three Kingdoms Period
  • Introduction
  • I. The Plague
    • 1. Plague and Poetry: Rethinking Jian’an
      • Introduction: Looking Back
      • “Dead Poets Society”
      • Gathering at Ye
      • The Poems
      • Reperforming Nostalgia
      • The Jian’an That Is Unlike “Jian’an”
      • Conclusion
    • 2. Circling the Tree Thrice: Lord, Vassal, Community
      • Introduction: Wang Can’s Jade Pendant
      • Food and Feast
      • The Ideal Feast
      • Two Perspectives on Food
      • A Man of Taste
      • Gifts, Letters, Exchange
      • Give and Take
      • Ownership and Competition
      • A Dark Exchange
      • Conclusion
  • II. The Bronze Bird
    • 3. The Southern Perspective: “Fan Writing”
      • Introduction: The Southern Perspective
      • The Fan
      • An Account of Luoyang
      • Bronze Bird
      • “Fan Writing”
      • The Poetics of Unified Empire
      • Conclusion
    • 4. Terrace and Tile: Imagining a Lost City
      • Introduction: Views of Ye
      • Ascending the Terrace: Early Writings
      • A Changed View from the Terrace
      • Irony and Criticism: Later Variations
      • Fragmentation: The Bronze Bird Inkstone
      • Conclusion
  • III. The Red Cliff
    • 5. Restoring the Broken Halberd
      • Introduction: The Broken Halberd
      • Going Local, Getting Personal
      • The Southern Turn in the Ninth Century
      • Owning Red Cliff
      • Dongpo’s Red Cliff
      • A Storyteller’s Vision
      • The Reel Red Cliff
      • Conclusion
  • Epilogue. The Return of the Repressed
  • Appendix A. Cao Cao’s “Short Song”
  • Appendix B. Red Cliff Poems
  • Appendix C. A Duel of Wits across the River between Two Army Counselors
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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