Book Series: Classical Chinese Poetry and Prose

Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and Elegies of the South. Later, they created more splendid Tang poetry and Song lyrics. Such classic works as Thus Spoke the Master and Laws Divine and Human were extremely significant in building and shaping the culture of the Chinese nation. These works are both a cultural bond linking the thoughts and affections of Chinese people and an important bridge for Chinese culture and the world.

Mr. Xu Yuanchong has been engaged in translation for 70 years. In December 2010, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Translation conferred by the Translators Association of China (TAC). He is honored as the only expert who translates Chinese poems into both English and French. After his excellent interpretation, many Chinese classic poems have been further refined into perfect English and French rhymes. This collection of Classical Chinese Poetry and Prose gathers his most representative English translations. It includes the classic works Thus Spoke the Master, Laws Divine and Human and dramas such as Romance of the Western Bower, Dream in Peony Pavilion, Love in Long-life Hall and Peach Blooms Painted with Blood. The largest part of the collection includes the translation of selected poems from different dynasties. The selection includes various types of poetry. The selected works start from the pre-Qin era to the Qing Dynasty, covering almost the entire history of classic poems in China. Reading these works is like tasting "living water from the source" of Chinese culture.

We hope this collection will help English readers “understand, enjoy and delight in” Chinese classic poems, share the intelligence of Confucius and Lao Tzu (the Older Master), share the gracefulness of Tang poems, Song lyrics and classic operas and songs and promote exchanges between Eastern and Western culture. We also sincerely invite precious suggestions from our readers.

Track Series

Image Item Name Price
Laws Divine and Human (Chinese Edition) [Hardcover]
Laws Divine and Human (Chinese Edition) [Hardcover]
ISBN: 9787508522005 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$17.80



Love in Long-life Hall
Love in Long-life Hall
ISBN: 9787508522036 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$17.80



Peach Blooms Painted with Blood
Peach Blooms Painted with Blood
ISBN: 9787508540283 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2019
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$15.92



Peach Blooms Painted with Blood
Peach Blooms Painted with Blood
ISBN: 9787508521954,7508521951 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$15.80



Romance of Western Bower
Romance of Western Bower
ISBN: 9787508521947 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$17.80



Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties
Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties
ISBN: 9787508522012,750852201X | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$15.80



Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties Translated by Xu Yuanchong
Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties Translated by Xu Yuanchong
ISBN: 9787508542072 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 06/2019
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$15.92



Thus Spoke the Master
Thus Spoke the Master
ISBN: 9787508521992 | Publisher: China Intercontinental Press | Published on 01/2012
Ancient Chinese classic poems are exquisite works of art. As far as 2,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work Book of Poetry and...
$21.60