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2 edition of introduction to Chinese literature. found in the catalog.

introduction to Chinese literature.

Wu-chi Liu

introduction to Chinese literature.

by Wu-chi Liu

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Published by University of Indiana Press in Bloomington (Indiana), London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL22148865M
ISBN 109576719267

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by Richard Wilhelm. Rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes HTML Edition by Dan Baruth. The Book of Changes -- I Ching in Chinese -- is unquestionably one of the most important books in the world's literature. Its origin goes back to mythical antiquity, and it has occupied the attention of the most eminent scholars of China down to the present day. The history of Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose during the Ming dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang dynasty (–) and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng Simplified Chinese: 中国文学.


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This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns.

Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's Cited by: 1.

An Introduction to Chinese Literature: Reprint edition by Liu Wu-chi (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratingsCited by: After an informative Introduction which covers the 'Problems of Reading and Understanding Chinese' and 'A Sketch of Literary Chinese,' the main body of the book follows in four parts: Part 1 - Texts to Introduce Basic Grammar; Part 2 - Intermediate Texts; Part 3 - Advanced Texts; Part 4 - Selected Tang and Song Dynasty Writings/5(12).

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I INTRODUCTION Two distinct traditions exist in Chinese literature: the literary and the vernacular, or colloquial. The latter can be traced back more than a thousand years before the Christian era and has existed almost continuously until modern times.

Consisting originally of poetry and later of drama and fiction. Since a book of this size cannot possibly be thorough, the best way to compensate for its inevitable incompleteness is to develop overarching arguments that encapsulate a genre or a period, which Knight has done admirably.

As an introduction to Chinese literature, this little book has accomplished its big mission. A comprehensive overview of China's 3, years of literary history, from its beginnings to the present day. After an introductory section discussing the concept of literature and other features of traditional Chinese society crucial to understanding its writings, the second part is broken into five major time periods (earliest times to c.e.; ; ; ; and Cited by: Introduction to Chinese Literature: China possesses one of the world's major literary traditions.

Its texts have been preserved for over 3, years. Reverence for the past has influenced the preservation of these cultural sources, and may have influenced the invention of woodblock printing in the 9th century and moveable type printing in the.

Introduction to Chinese Literature. A Brief History of the Spoken Voice in Years of Writing. Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions series) by Sabina Knight. Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history.

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Chinese literature, spanning over three thousand years, has well shaped the splendid and profound cultural identity of the Chinese people. Chinese literature is of immediate practical use from its source. It concerns human relationships and everyday life as well as political education/5. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang Dynasty (–) and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng (–) during the Song Dynasty (–) rapidly spread written knowledge throughout China.

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These books were compiled or edited by Confucius himself. Introduction: Chinese literature and its characteristics --From the dawn of Chinese language to the Classic of poetry --Ch'u Yuan, father of Chinese poetry --The development of Chinese prose --Literature in the Han dynasty --Old-style poetry versus modern-style --Great T'ang poets --Later T'ang poets --The origin and flourishing of Tz'u poetry --The neoclassical movement in prose.

Her Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction () tells the story of literary cultures key role in the development and resilience of Chinese social and political institutions. From ancient historical records through the regions early modernization and globalization, the book embraces traditional Chinese Sabina Knight (桑稟華) seeks to /5.

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The oldest written records date from about BC in the period of the Shang dynasty, but the elaborate system of notation used even then argues in favor of an earlier origin. The principal textbook is Stephen Owen, An Anthology of Chinese Literature (New York: Norton, ), to be purchased at the University Store.

In addition to the textbook and secondary readings, the following title is strongly recommendedFile Size: KB. Introduction to Chinese Literature by Wu-chi Liu and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Bloomington: Indiana University Press, © Description: vii, pages.

Table of Contents: pt. I. Introduction. The concept of literature ; Language and writing, paper and printing, education, and literacy ; Traditional Chinese society, especially in the period from the Han to the Qing ; The central tradition in traditional society ; The way and the government, truth and literature ; The study and translation of Chinese literature in the West.

texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Introduction to literary Chinese by Brandt, J. J., Publication date [n.d.] Topics Chinese language -- Composition and exercises, Chinese language -- GrammarPages: The book was the largest collection of modern Chinese literature that I've seen, and must've taken some years to compile.

It contained works by 83 authors. There were 50 short stories (42 authors), 71 poems (30 authors), and 30 essays plus 1 .