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Elegies of the South

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Author: Xu Yuanchong;
Language: Chinese, English
Format: Hardcopy
Page: 422
Publication Date: 01/2012
ISBN: 9787508522043
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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 Blossom Painted with Blood. The largest part of the collection includes the translation of selected poems from different dynasties. The selection includes various types of poems, lyrics and Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty songs. 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 ""know, love and appreciate"" Chinese classic poems, share the intelligence of Confucius and Lao Tzu, share the gracefulness of Tang Dynasty poems, Song lyrics and classic operas and songs and promote exchanges between Eastern and Western culture. This book is one of the 14 books of Classical Chinese Poetry and Prose, a translation of the another collection of poems of the ancient Chinese had far-reaching influence on Chinese literature Elegies of the South.

Table of Contents


屈原
离骚
九歌
东皇太一
云中君
湘君
湘夫人
大司命
少司命
东君
河伯
山鬼
国殇
礼魂
天问
九章
惜诵
涉江
哀郢
抽思
怀沙
思美人
惜往日
橘颂
悲回风
远游
卜居
渔父
九辩
招魂
大招

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