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The Art of Chinese Poetry
Author: James J.-Y. Liu

ISBN: 9780226486871
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 17 December 1961
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1 x 1.1
Description:
This concise introduction to Chinese poetry serves as a primer for English-speakers eager to expand their understanding and enjoyment of Chinese culture. James J. Y. Liu first examines the Chinese language as a medium of poetic expression and, contrary to the usual focus on the visual qualities of Chinese script, emphasizes the auditory effects of Chinese verse. He provides a succinct survey of Chinese poetry theory and concludes with his own view of poetry, based upon traditional Chinese concepts.
" This] books should be read by all those interested in Chinese poetry."--Achilles Fang, "Poetry"
" This is] a significant contribution to the understanding and appreciation of Chinese poetry, lucidly presented in a way that will attract a wide audience, and offering an original synthesis of Chinese and Western views that will stimulate and inspire students of poetry everywhere."--Hans H. Frankel, "Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies"
"This is a book which can be recommended without reservation to anyone who wants to explore the world of Chinese poetry in translation."--James R. Hightower,

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