Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical

Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical
  • Engels
  • Druk: New title
  • 9780253213655
  • februari 2007
  • Paperback
  • 184 pagina's
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Eminent sinologist Levy attempts an almost impossible task: to provide a general picture of ancient Chinese literature... Levy's book is unique among the numerous published histories... because it is organized according to genres rather than according to the customary dynastic-political divisions. -Choice Andre Levy provides a picture of Chinese literature of the past. He does so not in lengthy dissertations, but by blending the colors of approximately 120 vivid translations with his personal insights, and then framing these readings in innovative historical accounts. The result is a brilliant illustration of the four basic literary groups of traditional China: the classics, poetry, prose, and the literature of entertainment.

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Eminent sinologist Levy (Levy) attempts an almost impossible task: to provide a general picture of ancient Chinese literature within the confines of a small book. First published in French (La litterature (litterature) chinoise ancienne et classique, Paris, 1991), Levy's (Levy's) book is unique among the numerous published histories (in Western languages) of traditional Chinese literature because it is organized according to genres (classics, prose, poetry, drama, narrative literature, and so on) rather than according to the customary dynastic-political divisions. By following this approach Levy (Levy) (Univ. of Bordeaux, France) is able to provide greater insight into how and why various types of literary forms developed in old China. At the same time, the author shows how and why literature was an essential part of ancient Chinese culture and civilization. Levy (Levy) includes more than 100 translations, each of which is accompanied by commentary. His observations deserve close attention because they reveal numerous insights. This superb English translation by Nienhauser (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; ed. of the two-volume The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, CH, Jul'87, Apr'99), one of the US's most accomplished China scholars, will make an ideal core text for undergraduate courses on traditional Chinese literature and culture as well as an excellent addition to all undergraduate and graduate library collections.J. M. Hargett, SUNY at Albany, Choice, December 2000 [A] concise and elegant account of pre-modern Chinese literature... The translations... are fresh, uncluttered, and vivid. -Journal of the American Oriental Society Eminent sinologist Levy attempts an almost impossible task: to provide a general picture of ancient Chinese literature... Levy's book is unique among the numerous published histories... because it is organized according to genres rather than according to the customary dynastic-political divisions. -Choice [P]rovides an insightful overview of traditional Chinese literature, and is especially recommended for general readers and beginning students. -China Quarterly As a general introduction for the lay reader... Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical works well, with the fast-pace and engaging short extracts providing excellent motivation. -dannyreviews.com, 11/23/2010

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2007-03-05
Aantal pagina's
184 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Vertaald door
William H. Nienhauser

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9780253213655

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-02-25
Thema Qualifier Code
1F
Thema Subject Code
DNT

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