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Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations : From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty,9780231096775

Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations : From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty

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Summary

The summation of more than two thousand years of one of the world's most august literary traditions, this volume also represents the achievements of four hundred years of Western scholarship on China. The selections include poetry, drama, fiction, songs, biographies, and works of early Chinese philosophy and history rendered in English by the most renowned translators of classical Chinese literature: Arthur Waley, Ezra Pound, David Hawkes, James Legge, Burton Watson, Stephen Owen, Cyril Birch, A. C. Graham, Witter Bynner, Kenneth Rexroth, and others.Arranged chronologically and by genre, each chapter is introduced by definitive quotes and brief introductions chosen from classic Western sinological treatises. Beginning with discussions of the origins of the Chinese writing system and selections from the earliest "genre" of Chinese literature -- the Oracle Bone inscriptions -- the book then proceeds with selections from: early myths and legends; the earliest anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Songs; early narrative and philosophy, including the I Ching, Tao-te Ching,and the Analectsof Confucius; rhapsodies, historical writings, magical biographies, ballads, poetry, and miscellaneous prose from the Han and Six Dynasties period; the court poetry of the Southern Dynasties; the finest gems of Tang poetry; and lyrics, stories, and tales of the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties eras.Special highlights include individual chapters covering each of the luminaries of Tang poetry: Wang Wei, Li Bo, Du Fu, and Bo Juyi; early literary criticism; women poets from the first to the tenth century C.E.; and the poetry of Zen and the Tao.Bibliographies, explanatory notes, copious illustrations, a chronology of major dynasties, and two-way romanization tables coordinating the Wade-Giles and pinyin transliteration systems provide helpful tools to aid students, teachers, and general readers in exploring this rich tradition of world literature.

Table of Contents

Foreword xli
Cyril Birch
Editors' Introduction: ``Music from Two Rooms'' xliii
About the Editors lx
Part 1: Before the Han Dynasty (to 206 B.C.)
Pattern and Sign: The Chinese Language
3(34)
Script
4(6)
Liu Xie (c. 465-c. 520): The Pattern of the Tao
4(2)
Vincent Yu-chung Shih
The Beginnings of Chinese Writing
6(4)
Jerry Norman
Oracle Bones
10(8)
Texts of Divination
10(2)
Stanley Mickel
Divining the Future - Reading the Past
12(3)
David N. Keightley
Eight Oracle Bone Inscriptions
15(3)
Lionel C. Hopkins
Bronze Inscriptions
18(6)
Texts of Ritual
18(1)
Stanley Mickel
Early Emblems Related to Professions
19(1)
Chang Kwang-chih
Five Bronze Inscriptions
20(2)
Leon Wieger
Qiang the Historian: A Bronze Inscription of the Early Zhou Dynasty
22(2)
Cho-yun Hsu
Katheryn M. Linduff
Calligraphy
24(7)
Rhythm and Meaning
24(1)
Francois Cheng
The Historical Development of Four Characters
25(1)
Tseng Yuho
Five Styles of Calligraphy
26(3)
Charms, Talismans, and Stone Books
29(2)
J. J M. de Groot
Outlines, Characters, Signs
31(3)
A Language Ancient and Wonderfully Composed
31(1)
Sir William Jones
Precious as Jade: The Written Character, (Anonymous)
31(2)
Herbert Giles
The Acts of Signifying
33(1)
Francois Cheng
Man and Nature
34(1)
Francois Cheng
Further Reading
34(1)
Editors' Note
35(2)
Heavenly Questions: Early Myths and Legends
37(32)
Heavenly Questions, Selections from the Songs of the South
38(7)
David Hawkes
The Northern Lands Beyond the Sea, Book 8 of the Book of Hills and Seas
45(3)
H. C. Cheng
H. C. Pai Cheng
K. L. Thern
Hou Ji (Lord Millet), Progenitor of Zhou: A Dynastic Legend from the Book of Songs (Song 245)
48(2)
William Jennings
The Canon of Yao, from the Book of History
50(4)
W. H. Medhurst
The Sage Kings, Selections from the Bamboo Annals
54(3)
James Legge
The Wheels of His Chariot, The Hoofs of His Horses, Selections from The Travels of Mu, Son of Heaven
57(9)
Cheng Te-k'un
Further Reading
66(1)
Editors' Note
66(3)
The Book of Songs: The Earliest Anthology of Chinese Poetry
69(86)
Introduction
71(1)
C. H. Wang
Sixty Songs in versions spanning two and a half centuries
72(1)
Folk Songs
72(66)
Guan-ju (twenty versions, arranged historically)
72(1)
Epithalamium
72(2)
Father Lacharme
Kwan Ts'eu
74(2)
James Legge
The Song of the Ospreys, translated by ``an accomplished friend of Ernst Faber'' (1874)
76(1)
The Kuan Chu
77(1)
James Legge
The Ospreys Woo, translated by ``V. W. X.'' (1878)
78(1)
King Wen's Epithalamium
78(2)
Clement Allen
Song of Welcome to the Bride of King Wen
80(1)
William Jennings
Les Mouettes, translated into French
80(1)
Marcel Granet
The Ospreys, translated from the French of Marcel Granet
81(1)
E. D. Edwards
Fair, Fair, Cry the Ospreys
82(1)
Arthur Waley
Kuan ts'u
83(1)
Bernhard Karlgren
The Mallards
84(1)
Robert Payne
Kuan Kuan
85(1)
Wong Man
Hid! Hid!
85(2)
Ezra Pound
Crying Ospreys
87(1)
Xianyi
Gladys Yang
Epithalamium
88(1)
Arthur Cooper
``Guan!'' Cries the Hawk
89(1)
William McNaughton
Courtship Song
89(1)
John Turner
Kuan-kuan, the Ospreys
90(1)
Wai-lim Yip
Gwan! Gwan! Cry the Fish Hawks
91(1)
Burton Watson
Confucius and the Traditional Interpretation of the Book of Songs
92(1)
Some Traditional Interpretations of Song 1
93(4)
Pauline Yu
Ge-tan- Shade o' the Vine
97(1)
Ezra Pound
Juan-er - Curl-Grass
98(1)
Ezra Pound
Jiu-mu - South, Droops a Tree, translated by ``V. W. X.''
99(1)
Tao-yao- Like the Slender Peach, translated by ``V. W. X.''
100(1)
Tu-zhi - Hares
100(1)
Arthur Cooper
Ru-fen - Along Yew's Banks, translated by ``V. W. X.''
101(1)
Que-chao
The Robber Bird
102(1)
Sir John Francis Davis
The Dove in the Magpie's Nest
103(1)
Clement Allen
The Wedding Journey of a Princess
103(1)
William Jennings
Cai-jan - Pluck the Quince
104(1)
Ezra Pound
Cao-chong- Hopper-Grass
105(1)
Ezra Pound
Cai-bin - I Pluck the Grass, translated by ``V. W. X.''
106(1)
Gan-tang
That Shady Crab, translated by ``V. W. X.''
106(1)
Don't Chop That Pear Tree
106(1)
Ezra Pound
Gao-yang- In His Lambskin Coat, translated by ``V. W. X.''
107(1)
Piao-you-mei - Like Falling Fruit, translated by ``V. W. X ''
107(1)
Ye-yousi-jun - Lies a Dead Deer
108(1)
Ezra Pound
Bo-zhou - That Boat of Cypress Wood
108(2)
James Legge
Lu-yi - Green Robe
110(1)
Ezra pound
Zhong-feng - Wild and Windy
111(1)
Arthur Waley
Pao-you ku-ye - Bitter Blade
111(1)
Arthur Cooper
Gu-feng - The Valley Wind
112(2)
Arthur Waley
Bei-feng- Cold Is the North Wind
114(1)
Burton Watson
Bo-zhou-Like a Lonely Bark, translated by ``V. W. X.''
114(1)
Qiang-you-ci - Off the Wall, translated by ``V. W. X.''
115(1)
Sang-zhong- Hunting the Dodder translated by ``V. W. X.''
116(1)
Qi-yu
Behold That Bay
116(1)
Thomas Percy
A Chinese Ode
117(1)
Sir William Jones
A Chinese Ode
118(1)
William Jones
Praise of Duke Wu of Wei
119(1)
William Jennings
Meng - To a Man
120(2)
Herbert Giles
Zhu-gan - This Rod, translated by ``V. W. X.''
122(1)
You-hu - There's Fox
122(1)
Arthur Cooper
Jun-zi yu-yi
He's to the War
123(1)
Ezra Pound
Ode
123(1)
James Legge
Jun-zi yang-yang- The Gudeman's Come Home
124(1)
James Legge
Cai-ge
Taedium
124(1)
Ezra Pound
Bean Flower
124(1)
Wong Man
Jiang-Zhong-zi- Hep-Cat Chung
125(1)
Ezra Pound
Zun-da-lu - If Along the Highroad
126(1)
Arthur Waley
Nu-yue ji-ming - The Cock Is Crawin'
126(1)
James Legge
Qian-shang - Gird Your Loins
127(1)
Arthur Waley
Feng-yu - Cold Wind, and the Rain
127(1)
Ezra Pound
Zi-jin - The Student's Blue Collar or Lapel
128(1)
Ezra Pound
Chu-q: dong men - At the Great Gate
129(1)
Ezra Pound
Ye-you man-cao- Mid the Bind-Grass
129(1)
Ezra Pound
Zhi-hu-Young Soldier Thinks of Home
130(1)
Rewi Alley
Shi-shu - Rats
130(1)
Ezra Pound
Ge-sheng - The Kudzu Spreads Till It Darkens the Brier
131(1)
Burton Watson
Yue-chu
A Moon Rising
132(1)
Arthur Waley
Moonrise
133(1)
John Cayley
Ze-bi - By That Swamp's Shore
133(1)
Arthur Waley
Su-guan
The White Cap
134(1)
James Legge
Plain Cap
134(1)
Arthur Waley
Shi-you chang-chu - In the Lowlands
135(1)
Arthur Waley
Qi-yue - In the Seventh Month
135(3)
Arthur Waley
Elegantiae
138(6)
Lua-ming - Salt Lick!
138(1)
Ezra Pound
Si-mu - Request for Furlough
139(1)
Ezra Pound
Cai-wei - We Pick Ferns, We Pick Ferns
140(1)
Burton Watson
Yu-li - Fine Fish to Net
141(1)
Ezra Pound
Gu-feng
The Zephyr's Sigh
142(1)
Sir John Francis Davis
The Valley Wind
143(1)
Arthur Waley
Wu-jiang da-ju - Don't Walk Beside the Big Carriage
143(1)
Burton Watson
Qing-ying - Buzz Buzz, the Blue Flies
144(1)
Burton Watson
Greater Odes of the Kingdom
144(3)
Mian - The House of Zhou
144(2)
James Legge
Ling-tai - He Measured Out His Spirit Tower
146(1)
Heng Kuan
Odes of Temple and Altar
147(3)
Chen--gong- King's Serfs
147(1)
Wong Man
Yi-xi - Halloa!
148(1)
Wong Man
Feng-nian - Good Year
148(1)
Wong Man
Zai-shan - Weed Grass
149(1)
Wong Man
Eight Ancient Poems from The Fountain of Old Poems
150(1)
James Legge
Song of the Peasants in the Time of Yao
150(1)
Prayer at the Winter Thanksgiving
150(1)
Yao's Warning
150(1)
Inscription on a Bathing Vessel
150(1)
Inscription on a Staff
151(1)
Inscription on a Robe
151(1)
A Writing on a Door
151(1)
A Writing on an Ink-Stone
151(1)
Further Reading
151(2)
Editors' Note
153(2)
The Source: Prose of the Ancients: Early Narrative and Philosophy
155(82)
Narrative
156(1)
The Book of History: Two Selections
156(5)
A Dialogue Upon the Maxims of the Ancient Kings, or the Counsels of Kau Yau
156(2)
Du Halde
The Metal-Bound Coffer
158(3)
James Legge
The Spring and Autumn Annals Book 3, Reign of Duke Zhuang, Years 1-6
161(4)
James Legge
The Zuo Commentary: Selected Episodes
165(7)
Burton Watson
A Wife's Dilemma
166(1)
Chong'er: The Years of Wandering
166(5)
The Death of Duke Jing of Jin
171(1)
The Death of Duke Zhuang of Zhu
172(1)
Attitudes Toward the Supernatural
172(5)
The Battle of the Snakes
173(1)
Human Sacrifice
173(2)
Destiny
175(1)
The Speaking Stone
175(1)
Fighting Dragons
176(1)
Omens
176(1)
Intrigues of the Warring States: Selected Anecdotes
177(6)
J. I. Crump
The Handsome Man
178(1)
The Treasury Report
179(1)
The Tiger and the Fox
179(1)
Yurang's Revenge
180(3)
Philosophy
183(1)
The Book of Changes
183(9)
The First Hexagram: Kien (Qian), Latin version by Regis, de Mailla, and de Tartre (1736)
184(2)
The First and Second Hexagrams: Qian and Kun
186(2)
James Legge
The Fifty-Second Hexagram: Gen
188(4)
Richard Wilhelm
The Analects of Confucius (c. 551-c. 479 B.C.)
192(10)
Confucius Sinarum Philosophus, Latin version by Intorcetta, Herdtrich, Rougemortt and Couplet (1687)
193(1)
Fourteen Maxims from The Morals of Confucius (1691)
194(3)
Seventeen Fragments
197(3)
James Legge
Six Fragments
200(2)
Ku Hung-ming
The Way and Its Power. Six Chapters
202(4)
Arthur Waley
Zhuangzi (c. 369-c. 286 B.C.)
206(14)
Four Passages
207(1)
Herbert Giles
Big and Useless
207(1)
Life is a Dream
208(2)
Prince Hui's Cook
210(1)
Autumn Floods
211(1)
Twelve Passages
212(1)
Burton Watson
The Transformation of Things
212(1)
The Freeing of the Bound
213(1)
Brief, Sudden, and Chaos
214(1)
I'll Drag My Tail in the Mud
215(1)
Are You Trying to Shoo Me
215(1)
What Fish Really Enjoy
215(1)
Peace in a Vast Room
216(1)
Lack-Limb and Lame-Gait
216(1)
The Skull
217(1)
Gamecocks
217(1)
Look for Me in the Dried Fish Store
218(1)
Confucius
218(1)
Two Passages
219(1)
A. C. Graham
The Pipes of Heaven
219(1)
The Axis of the Way
220(1)
Mencius (372-289 B.C.): Three Passages
220(4)
David Collie
The Compassionate Heart
221(1)
The Man of Qi
222(1)
Fish and Bear's Paw
223(1)
Han Feizi (d. 233 B.C.): Two Passages
224(2)
Burton Watson
Mr. He's Jade
224(1)
The Stump-Watcher
225(1)
Liezi: Ten Passages
226(8)
A. C. Graham
Possessing the Way
226(1)
The Way of Stealing
227(1)
The Keeper of Monkeys
228(1)
Dreaming and Waking
228(1)
Still in Jin
229(1)
Mister Simple of North Mountain
230(1)
The Size of the Sun
231(1)
A Good Listener
231(1)
The Artificial Men
232(1)
Duke Jing's Tears
233(1)
Further Reading
234(1)
Editors' Note
235(2)
The Songs of the South: Shamanism and Poetry
237(30)
Introduction
238(2)
David Hawkes
Qu Yuan (c. 340-278 B.C.)
240(24)
On Encountering Trouble
240(13)
David Hawkes
The Nine Songs
253(2)
David Hawkes
The Great Unity, God of the Eastern Sky
255(1)
The Lord Within the Clouds
255(1)
The Goddess of the Xiang
256(2)
The Lady of the Xiang
258(1)
The Great Master of Fate
259(1)
The Lesser Master of Fate
260(1)
The Lord of the East
260(1)
The River Earl
261(1)
The Mountain Spirit
262(1)
Hymn to the Fallen
262(1)
Honoring the Dead
263(1)
Further Reading
264(3)
Part 2: The Han Dynasty and the Period of Disunion (206 B.C.-A.D. 589)
Red and Purple Threads: Rhapsodies from the Han and Six Dynasties
267(62)
Introduction
269(1)
Burton Watson
Song Yu (c. 290-c. 223 B.C.), attrib.:
The Wind
270(2)
Burton Watson
The Gao Tang Rhapsody
272(6)
Arthur Waley
Jia Yi (200-168 B.C.):
The Owl
278(3)
Burton Watson
Mei Sheng (d.141 B.B.):
The Seven Exhortations to Rise
281(11)
john Scott
Sima Xiangru (179-117 B.C.), attrib.:
The Beautiful Person
292(3)
John Scott
The Mighty One
295(3)
Burton Watson
Yang Xiong (53 B.C.-A.D. 18):
The Sweet Springs Palace
298(9)
David Knechtges
Zhang Heng (78-139):
The Bones of Zhuangzi
307(2)
Arthur Waley
Wang Yanshou (c. 124-c. 148):
The Nightmare
309(2)
Arthur Waley
Wang Can (177-217):
Climbing the Tower
311(3)
Burton Watson
Cao Zhi (192-232):
The Goddess of the Luo
314(4)
Burton Watson
Mu Hua (fl. c. 800):
The Sea
318(9)
David Knechtges
Further Reading
327(2)
Mortals and Immortals: Historical and Pseudo-Historical Writings from the Han and Six Dynasties
329(54)
Mortals
330(1)
Sima Qian (c. 145-c. 85 B.C.): Records of the Grand Historian
330(21)
Three Biographies
330(1)
Burton Watson
Lu Buwei: Wealth and Power
331(6)
Nie Zheng, Man of Valor
337(4)
Jing Ke, Assassin
341(10)
Ban Gu (32-92): History of the Former Han
351(8)
Two Biographies
351(1)
Burton Watson
Dongfang Shuo, Jester Extraordinary
352(4)
Madam Li, Imperial Concubine
356(3)
Doctors, Diviners and Magicians
359(1)
Fan Ye (398-445): History of the Later Han
359(6)
Three Biographies
359(1)
Kenneth DeWoskin
Guo Yu, Physician
359(2)
Fei Changfang, Magician
361(4)
Zuo Ci, Magician
365(1)
Chen Shou (23,3-297): Records of the Three Kingdoms
365(6)
Two Biographies
365(1)
Kenneth DeWoskin
Zhu Jianping, Physiognomist
365(3)
Zhou Xuan, Diviner of Dreams
368(3)
Immortals
371(1)
Liu Xiang (c. 79-c. 6 B.B.), attrib.: Lives of Immortals
371(2)
Five Biographies
371(1)
Lionel Giles
Ma Shi Huang, Horse Doctor
371(1)
Mao Nu, Hairy Woman
371(1)
Duzi, Master Calf
372(1)
Wen Bin, Vendor of Straw Sandals
372(1)
Yin Sheng, Beggar Boy
373(1)
Ge Hong (283-343), attrib.: Lives of Divine Immortals
373(8)
Two Biographies
373(1)
Lionel Giles
Liu An, Prince of Huainan
374(2)
Jiao Xian: Fire and Snow
376(1)
Three Biographies
377(1)
Benjamin Penny
Shen Jian: Balls of Medicine
377(1)
Li Babai: Eight Hundred
378(1)
Jie Xiang: Minced Fish and Ginger
379(2)
Further Reading
381(2)
We Fought South of the City Wall: Ballads and Folksongs of the Han and Six Dynasties
383(30)
Introduction: Ballads from the Music Bureau
384(1)
Burton Watson
Han Dynasty
385(1)
Eleven Poems
385(6)
Anne Birrell
Greening Yang
385(1)
A Withered Fish
385(1)
The Ballad of the Orphan Boy
385(2)
At Fifteen I Joined the Army
387(1)
We Fought South of the City Wall
387(1)
Mulberry on the Bank
388(1)
West Gate Ballad
389(1)
Dew on the Shallot
390(1)
Artemisia Village
390(1)
Almighty on High!
390(1)
The One I Love
391(1)
Ten Old Poems
391(5)
Arthur Waley
Life-Parting
392(1)
The Grass by the River Bank
392(1)
The Cypress on the Mound
393(1)
Man in the World Lodging
393(1)
Man's Life a Sojourning
394(1)
No Road Back
394(1)
Take a Lamp and Wander Forth
395(1)
The Year Draws to Its End
395(1)
At the Beginning of Winter
395(1)
The Bright Moon
396(1)
Southeast the Peacock Flies
396(10)
Burton Watson
A Sad Song
406(1)
Burton Watson
The Six Dynasties
Southern Dynasties
407(2)
Seven Ziye Songs
407(1)
John Frodsham
At Sunset I Strolled
407(1)
Was I Not Made for Love?
407(1)
The First Time I Set Eyes on You
407(1)
So Long and Still No Mate
408(1)
Spring
408(1)
Summer
408(1)
Autumn
408(1)
Four Ziye Songs
408(1)
Burton Watson
The Fragrance Comes from the Scent I Wear
408(1)
Summer
409(1)
Autumn
409(1)
Winter
409(1)
Northern Dynasties
409(3)
Three Northern Yuefu Ballads
409(1)
John Frodsham
The Ballad of Mulan
409(2)
Breaking a Willow-Branch
411(1)
Driving Goats into a Valley
412(1)
Qiyuge
412(1)
Burton Watson
Further Reading
412(1)
Tigers Setting the Wind Astir: Poets of the Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties
413(30)
Introduction
414(1)
Burton Watson
Xiang Yu (232-202 B.C.):
The Hegemon's Lament
414(1)
Burton Watson
Liu Bang, Emperor Gao of Han (256-195 B.C.):
Song of the Great Wind
415(1)
Burton Watson
Liu Che, Emperor Wu of Han (157-87 B.C.): Two Poems
415(1)
Arthur Waley
The Autumn Wind
415(1)
Li Furen
416(1)
Liu Fuling, Emperor Zhao of Han (?95-74 B.C:):
Written in Early Autumn at the Pool of Sprinkling Water
416(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
Zhang Heng (78-139):
Epithalamium
416(2)
John Frodsham
Kong Rong (153-208):
A First-Born
418(1)
Herbert Giles
Liu Hong, Emperor Ling of the Later Han (156-189):
Proclaiming the Joy of Certain Hours
418(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
Cao Cao (155-220):
Graveyard Song
419(1)
John Frodsham
Song on Enduring the Cold
420(1)
Burton Watson
Ruan Yu (d. 212):
Driving My Chariot Through the Northern Suburbs Gate
421(1)
John Frodsham
Xu Gan (171-217):
The Wife's Thoughts
421(1)
Burton Watson
Wang Can (177-217):
Poem of Seven Sorrows
422(1)
John Frodsham
Chen Lin (d. 217):
Song: I Watered My Horse at the Long Wall Caves
423(1)
Burton Watson
Liu Zhen (d. 217):
Poem Without a Category
424(1)
Burton Watson
Zhongchang Tong (179-220):
Speaking My Mind
425(1)
Burton Watson
Cao Pi (187-226):
A Song of Yan
425(2)
John Frodsham
Cao Zhi (192-232): Seven Poems
427(5)
John Frodsham
Four of Six Miscellaneous Poems
427(2)
Far-Off Journey
429(1)
Emotion
430(1)
White Horses
430(2)
Fu Xuan (217-278):
Pity Me!
432(1)
Anne Birrell
Zhang Hua (232-300):
Emotion
433(1)
John Frodsham
Pan Yue (247-300):
Homeward
433(1)
Anne Birrell
In Mourning for His Dead Wife
434(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Lu Ji (261-303):
Summoning the Recluse
435(1)
John Frodsham
Zuo Si (d. 306):
Summoning the Recluse
436(1)
John Frodsham
Guo Pu (226-324):
First Poem of Wandering Immortals
437(1)
John Frodsham
Vision: Second Poem of Wandering Immortals
438(1)
Graeme Wilson
Yang Fang (fourth century):
The Joy of Union
438(1)
Burton Watson
Yu Chan (fl. 317):
Looking at Stone Drum Mountain
439(1)
John Frodsham
Zhan Fangsheng (fl. 386):
Poem About My Study at the Back of the House
440(1)
John Frodsham
Further Reading
440(3)
Bamboo Grove, Golden Valley, Orchid Pavilion: Coteries of the Third and Fourth Centuries
443(48)
Introduction
444(1)
Jacques Gernet
Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
445(1)
Portraits from a late fourth-century tomb, with commentary by Ellen Johnston Laing, and anecdotes from A New Account of Tales of the World by Liu Yiqing (403-444)
445(1)
Richard B. Mather
Wang Rong (234-305):
445(2)
Spoiling the Mood; Master Huang's Wineshop
446(1)
Shan Tao (205-283):
447(1)
Unpolished Jade
448(1)
Ruan Ji (210-263):
448(8)
Whistling; Commandant of Infantry; Nothing Amiss; A Rough and Rugged Terrain; The Whites of His Eyes
449(2)
Eight Poems of My Heart
451(1)
Jerome Ch'en
Michael Bullock
Sleepless at Midnight
451(1)
In My Youth
451(1)
Last Rays of the Sun
451(1)
Weird Dances
452(1)
Inscribe on Your Heart
452(1)
Day and Night
452(1)
As Dew-Drops Freeze
453(1)
In the Shadow of Death
453(1)
Learning
453(1)
Graeme Wilson
In Answer to Fu Yi's Letter
454(2)
Donald Holzman
Xi Kang (223-262):
456(11)
I Came, I'm Leaving; Solitary Pine; The Melody Is No More
457(1)
The Lute: A Rhapsody, extracts
458(5)
Robert Van Gulik
A Song of Disillusionment
463(1)
John Turner
Letter to Shan Tao
463(4)
J. R. Hightower
Xiang Xiu (c. 221-300):
467(3)
Recalling Old Times: A Rhapsody
468(2)
Burton Watson
Liu Ling (c. 225-280):
470(2)
So Much Earth or Wood; The Virtue of Wine
471(1)
Hymn to the Virtue of Wine
471(1)
Richard Mather
Ruan Xian (234-305):
472(2)
Underpants; Pigs and Men
472(2)
Golden Valley
474(1)
Shi Chong (249-300):
474(5)
Longing to Return: A Lament
474(1)
Helmut Wilhelm
Preface to the Golden Valley Poems
475(1)
Richard Mather
Biography of Shi Chong, extract, from the History of the Jin Dynasty
476(3)
Helmut Wilhelm
Orchid Pavilion
479(1)
Wang Xizhi (309-c. 365):
Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Poems
479(3)
H. C. Chang
Zhidun (314-366):
Song of My Mountain Dwelling
482(1)
John Frodsham
Sun Chuo (314-371):
An Autumn Day
483(1)
John Frodsham
Wandering on Mount Tiantai: A Rhapsody
483(5)
Burton Watson
Further Reading
488(1)
Editors' Note
489(2)
Tao Yuanming (365-427): The Gentleman of the Five Willow Trees
491(32)
Introduction
493(1)
Burton Watson
The Gentleman of the Five Willow Trees
493(2)
J. R. Hightower
Nineteen Poems
495(17)
William Acker
Substance, Shadow and Spirit
495(4)
Five Poems on Returning to Dwell in the Country
499(3)
Four Poems Written While Drunk
502(3)
Two Miscellaneous Poems
505(1)
A Picnic by the Xie River
506(2)
Written on the First Day of the Fifth Month
508(1)
Putting the Blame on His Sons
509(1)
In Reply to a Poem
509(1)
Liu Chaisang
Harmonizing with a Poem by the Registrar Guo
510(1)
Seeing Off a Guest at Captain Wang's Headquarters
510(1)
Written on the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month of the Year Yi-you
511(1)
Six Poems
512(3)
Gladys Yang
Yang Xianyi
Miscellaneous Poem
512(1)
Two Poems Written While Drunk
513(1)
Three Dirges
513(2)
The Peach Blossom Spring
515(2)
J. R. Hightower
The Return: A Rhapsody
517(2)
J. R Hightower
Elegy
519(1)
J. R. Hightower
Further Reading
520(3)
The Murmuring Stream and the Weary Road: Xie Lingyun and Bao Zhao
523(18)
Xie Lingyun (385-433):
Ten Poems
524(1)
John Frodsham
On Spending Some Time at the Bai'an Pavilion
524(1)
On Climbing Stone Drum Mountain, Near Shangshu
525(1)
On Climbing Mount Green Crag in Yongjia
526(1)
All Around My New House at Stone Gate
526(1)
Written on the Lake on My Way Back to the Retreat at Stone Cliff
527(1)
On Climbing the Highest Peak of Stone Gate
528(1)
What I Saw When I Had Crossed the Lake
528(1)
I Follow the Jinzhu Torrent
529(1)
A Poem on Stone House Mountain
530(1)
Last Poem
530(1)
Replying to a Poem from My Cousin Huilian
531(1)
Burton Watson
Bao Zhao (414-466):
Six Songs of the Weary Road
532(1)
John Frodsham
A Goblet of Wine
533(1)
This Bronze Censer
533(1)
Water Spilt
534(1)
The Grass by the River
534(1)
Folded Wings
535(1)
A Rough Road
535(1)
Imitating the Old Poems
536(1)
Burton Watson
Ballad in Imitation of ``The Prince of Huainan''
536(1)
Burton Watson
Ballad: A Song in the Night
537(1)
Joseph R Allen
Ballad: The Boatman's Song
537(1)
Joseph R Allen
The Desolate City: A Rhapsody
538(2)
Burton Watson
Further Reading
540(1)
New Songs from a Jade Terrace: Court Poetry of the Southern Dynasties
541(22)
Introduction
542(1)
Anne Birrell
David Hawkes
Yan Yanzhi (384-456):
A Pure Wife
543(3)
Anne Birrell
Shen Yue (441-512): Five Poems
546(2)
Anne Birrell
I Climb High to Look at Spring
546(1)
Night After Night
546(1)
Spring
547(1)
Peach
547(1)
Green, Green Riverside Grass
547(1)
Kong Zhigui (447-501):
Wandering Round Mount Taiping
548(1)
John Frodsham
Xie Tiao (464-499):
Five Poems
548(1)
John Frodsham
Complaint of the Jade Staircase
548(1)
A Prince Went Wandering
549(1)
An Autumn Night
549(1)
Looking at the Morning Rain
549(1)
I Sit in My Lofty Study
550(1)
In a Provincial Capital Sick in Bed
551(1)
Burton Watson
Xiao Yan (464-549): Four Poems
552(1)
Anne Birrell
A Border Guard
552(1)
The Candle
552(1)
The Flute
552(1)
Morning Sun
552(1)
He Xun (died c. 517): Three Poems
553(1)
John Frodsham
Spring Wind
553(1)
Singing-Girls in the Brazen Bird
553(1)
Watching the New Moon
554(1)
Xiao Zihui (fl. 519):
Winter Dawn
554(1)
John Frodsham
Zhang Shuai (475-527): Two Poems
554(1)
Anne Birrell
Staring
555(1)
Pining
555(1)
Yu Jianwu (487-550):
On the Third Day I Wait on the Emperor
555(1)
John Frodsham
Xiao Gang (503-551): Four Poems
556(1)
Anne Birrell
Spiders' Spun Threads
556(1)
I Play My Zither
556(1)
I Can Sigh
556(1)
Soft Echoes
556(1)
Xu Ling (507-583): Three Poems
557(1)
Anne Birrell
Bagatelle
557(1)
The Dance
557(1)
A Maid's Thanks for a Mirror
557(1)
Yu Xin (513-581):
Five Poems
558(1)
John Frodsham
The Season of Shadow
558(1)
Offered in Thanks for a Present of Wine and a Goose
559(1)
Harmonizing with Great Officer Yan's Poem
559(1)
Harmonizing with the Monk Heling's Poem
560(1)
Running Into Snow While Journeying Through the Suburbs
560(1)
Knights Errant
560(1)
John Minford
Jiang Zong (518-590):
Melancholy in the Women's Apartments
561(1)
John Frodsham
Chen Shubao (553-604):
A Jade Tree Blossoms in the Back Garden
561(1)
John Frodsham
Further Reading
562(1)
Green Bag and Yellow Covers: A Miscellany of Prose from the Han and Six Dynasties
563(62)
Li Si (d. 208 B.C.):
On the Employment of Foreigners
564(1)
Herbert Giles
Chao Cuo (d. 154 B.C.):
On War
565(3)
Herbert Giles
On the Value of Agriculture
568(3)
Herbert Giles
Liu An, Prince of Huainan (d. 122 B.C.):
On the Nature of Tao
571(1)
Herbert Giles
Sima Xiangru (179-117 B.C.):
Against Hunting
572(1)
Herbert Giles
The Prince of Zhongshan (fl. 110 B.C.):
Music
573(1)
Herbert Giles
Liu Che, Emperor Wu of Han (157-187 B.C.):
Heroes Wanted! A Proclamation
574(1)
Herbert Giles
Dongfang Shuo (154-93 B.C.):
Self Recommendation
574(1)
Herbert Giles
Sima Qian (c. 145-c. 85 B.C.):
Letter to Ren An
575(7)
J. R. Hightower
Li Ling (d. 74 B.C.):
A Reply to Su Wu
582(4)
Herbert Giles
Lu Wenshu (first century B.C.):
On Punishments
586(2)
Herbert Giles
Wang Chong (27-91):
On Spirits
588(1)
Herbert Giles
Cai Yong (133-192):
Stele for Wang Ziqiao
589(3)
Donald Holzman
Zhongchang Tong (179-220):
On Happiness, translated from the French of Etienne Balazs
592(1)
H. M. Wright
Zhuge Liang (181-284):
On Deploying the Army
593(3)
Robert Joe Cutter
Wang Su (195-256):
Jade
596(1)
Herbert Giles
Li Mi (c. 225-c. 290):
Memorial Expressing My Feelings
597(2)
David Knechtges
Faxian (c. 337-422):
From Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms, A Chinese Pilgrim in Ceylon
599(6)
Herbert Giles
Kumarajiva (344-413):
Faith Is the Substance
605(1)
Herbert Giles
Zong Bing (375-443):
On Landscape Painting
606(1)
Wing-tsit Chan
Bao Zhao (414-466):
Dalei Riverbank: From a Letter to My Sister
607(2)
Kang-i Sun Chang
Kong Zhigui (447-501):
Proclamation on North Mountain
609(4)
J. R Hightower
Wu Jun (469-520):
Pleasure in Mountains and Streams
613(1)
H. C. Chang
Zu Hongxun (died c. 550):
Eagle Hill (From a Letter to Yang Xiuzhi)
614(1)
H. C. Chang
Yang Xuanzhi (fl. c. 550):
The Monasteries of Luoyang, extracts
615(5)
W. J. Jenner
Yan Zhitui (531-c. 590):
Last Will, from Family Instructions for the Yan Clan
620(2)
Teng Ssu-yu
Zhou Xingsi (fl. 550):
The Thousand Character Classic, extracts
622(1)
E. C. Bridgman
Further Reading
623(2)
The Carving of Dragons: Early Literary Criticism
625(26)
Introduction
626(1)
Craig Fisk
The ``Great Preface'' to the Book of Songs, extract
626(2)
Samuel Kidd
Stephen Owen
Cao Pi (187-226):
On Literature
628(2)
Siu-kit Wong
Lu Ji (261-303): Literature: A Rhapsody
630(15)
Achilles Fang
Preface
631(1)
Preparation
632(1)
Process
632(1)
Words, Words, Words
633(1)
Virtue
634(1)
Diversity
635(1)
Multiple Aspects
636(1)
Revision
637(1)
Key Passages
637(1)
Plagiarism
638(1)
Purple Patches
638(1)
Five Imperfections
639(2)
Variability
641(1)
Masterpiece's
642(1)
The Poet's Despair
642(1)
Inspiration
643(1)
Coda: Encomium
644(1)
Liu Xie (c. 465-c. 520):
On Imagination (Chapter 26 of The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons)
645(4)
Siu-kit Wong
Further Reading
649(1)
Editors' Note
650(1)
Spirits and Humors: Strange Tales from the Six Dynasties
651(26)
Gan Bao (fl. 315): In Search of Spirits, Twelve Tales
652(13)
Kenneth DeWoskin
Tongue Splicing and Other Arts
653(1)
The Seance
653(1)
The Tomb of the Three Kings
654(1)
Han Ping and His Wife
655(1)
Li E Returns from the Dead
656(2)
Song Dingbo Sells a Ghost
658(1)
Scholar Tan
659(1)
The Grave Wedding of Lu Chong
660(3)
Li Ji, the Serpent Slayer
663(1)
The Cave of the Sick Dragon
664(1)
People Growing Horns
664(1)
Sex Changes
665(1)
Liu Yiqing (403-444): A New Account of Tales of the World, Twelve Tales
665(8)
Richard B. Mather
Riches and Clogs
667(1)
Lady Guo
667(1)
Hearing the Way in the Morning
667(1)
Drunk Again
668(1)
In My Pants
669(1)
Liu Bao
669(1)
The Strength of an Impulse
670(1)
Shallots
670(1)
An Unusual Flavor
671(1)
Trees
671(1)
Temper
672(1)
Over the Wall
672(1)
Further Reading
673(4)
Part 3: The Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties (589-960)
The Great River: Poets of the Early Tang
677(22)
Introduction
678(1)
Stephen Omen
Wang Ji (585-644):
Four Poems
678(1)
Stephen Owen
Farmers
678(1)
View of the Wilds
679(1)
Written on the Tavern Wall
680(1)
Drinking Alone
680(1)
To a Kill Joy
680(1)
Herbert Giles
Record of Drunk-Land
681(1)
Herbert Giles
Lu Zhaolin (634-c.684):
Chang'an
682(6)
Stephen Owen
Luo Binwang (before 640-684): Two Poems
688(2)
Stephen Owen
On the Cicada: In Prison
688(1)
Mooring by Jiangzhen in the Evening
689(1)
Wang Bo (649-676): Two Poems
690(1)
Stephen Omen
Parting by Moonlight in a River Pavilion
690(1)
Departing from Yiyang in the Early Morning
690(1)
Chen Zi'ang (661-702): Seven Poems
690(4)
Stephen Owen
Meditation on the Past at White Emperor City
691(1)
Staying in Luoxiang County for the Evening
691(1)
Entering Qiao Gorge and Anju Creek
692(1)
Song on Youzhou Terrace
692(1)
Stirred by My Experiences: Three of a Series of Thirty-Eight Poems
693(1)
Du Shenyan (died c. 705): Two Poems
694(1)
Stephen Owen
Written at Jumble-Rock Mountain by the South Sea
694(1)
Lodging in Annam
695(1)
Song Zhiwen (d. 712):
On Old Zhang's Pine Tree
695(1)
Stephen Owen
Shen Quanqi (c. 650-713):
First Reaching Huanzhou
696(1)
Stephen Omen
Zhang Yue (667-731): Two Poems
696(1)
Stephen Owen
Hearing Bells at Night in the Mountains
696(1)
Composition in Drunkenness
697(1)
Further Reading
697(2)
Wang Wei (701-761): Poet and Painter
699(22)
Introduction
701(1)
H. C. Chang
Poems from Wheel River, Ten from a Sequence of Twenty, with Accompanying Poems by Pei Di (b. 716)
702(6)
Jerome Ch'en
Michael Bullock
The Cove of the Wall of Meng
702(1)
The Hill of Huazi
703(1)
The Hill of the Hatchet-Leaved Bamboos
704(1)
The Deer Enclosure
704(1)
The Magnolia Enclosure
705(1)
The Path of the Ashtrees
705(1)
Lake Yi
705(1)
The Stream at the House of the Luans
706(1)
The Hermitage of the Bamboos
706(1)
The Bank of the Magnolias
707(1)
Letter to Pei Di Written in the Mountains
708(1)
H. C. Chang
Nine Poems
709(4)
Jerome P. Seaton
To Magistrate Zhang
709(1)
Mount Zhongnan
709(1)
Passing Hidden Fragrance Temple
710(1)
On the Mountain
711(1)
Birdsong Torrent
711(1)
In Retirement at Zhongnan
711(1)
Autumn Mountain Evening
712(1)
Mission to the Frontier
712(1)
Dike of the Cormorants
713(1)
A Poem of Farewell, Eight Versions
713(3)
Der Abschied des Freundes
713(2)
Hans Bethge
Goodbye to Meng Haoran
715(1)
Herbert Giles
``So Farewell. And If For Ever, Still For Ever Fare Ye Well,''
715(1)
J. B. Fletcher
At Parting
715(1)
Witter Bynner
Seeing Someone Off
715(1)
Burton Watson
To See a Friend Off
716(1)
Wai-lim Yip
Parting
716(1)
Stephen Owen
Farewell
716(1)
Pauline Yu
Six Poems, translated by various hands
716(3)
Farewell to Spring
716(1)
Sir J. F. Davis
Playfully Inscribed on a Large Boulder
717(1)
David Lattimore
Melody of Wei City
717(1)
William Dolby
You Come from My Village
718(1)
C. H. Kwock
Vincent McHugh
Weeping for Ying Yao
718(1)
Burton Watson
Climbing to the Monastery of Perception
719(1)
Pauline Yu
Further Reading
719(2)
Li Bo (701-762): The Banished Immortal
721(44)
Introduction
722(1)
Burton Watson
A Preface and Twenty Poems
723(19)
Elling Eide
Preface for the Poetry from a Spring Evening Party
723(1)
Quiet Night Thought
723(1)
The Road to Shu Is Hard
723(2)
My Trip in a Dream to the. Lady of Heaven Mountain
725(3)
Xiangyang Song
728(1)
Take Wine
729(1)
Bring On the Wine
730(1)
Song of the Heavenly Horse
731(1)
Early Departure from White Emperor Fortress
732(1)
A Lu Mountain Song
733(2)
Climbing Xie Tiao's North Tower at Xuan in Autumn
735(1)
A Farewell Dinner for My Uncle Li Yun, the Collator
735(1)
Inscribed at Summit Temple
736(1)
In Praise of a Gold and Silver Painted Scene of the Buddha Manifestation
736(2)
Up Into the Clouds Music
738(2)
Drinking Alone in the Moonlight: 1-4
740(2)
Inscription on an Old Tomb at Guangling
742(1)
Old Dai's Wine Shop
742(1)
Six Poems, translated by Ezra Pound, from the Chinese of Rihaku, from the notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga
742(6)
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
743(1)
Poem by the Bridge at Ten-shin
744(1)
The Jewel Stairs' Grievance
744(1)
Exile's Letter
745(2)
Separation on the River Kiang
747(1)
Taking Leave of a Friend
748(1)
Four Poems
748(3)
Arthur Cooper
On Visiting a Taoist Master in the Daitian Mountains
748(1)
Abandon
749(1)
Longing
749(1)
Hard Is the Journey
750(1)
Four Poems
751(2)
David Young
For Du Fu
751(1)
To Wang Lun
752(1)
Conversation among the Mountains
752(1)
Autumn Lines
752(1)
Four Versions
753(3)
A Statement of Resolutions After Being Drunk on a Spring Day
753(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
Un Jour de Printemps
754(1)
Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys
Der Trinker im Fruhling
755(1)
Hans Bethge
``The Best of Life Is But...''
755(1)
Herbert Giles
Two Versions
756(2)
River Ghant
756(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
En Bateau
757(1)
Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys
Four Versions
758(2)
Ivresse d'Amour
758(1)
Judith Gautier
Sy-che and the King, translated from the French of Judith Gautier
759(1)
Powys Mathers
Intoxication of Love, translated from the French of Judith Gautier
759(1)
James Whittal
For the Dancer of the King of Wu
759(1)
Robert Payne
Three Versions
760(1)
La Flute Mysterieuse
760(1)
Judith Gautier
The Mysterious Flute, translated from the French of Judith Gautier
760(1)
Stuart Merrill
A Flute of Marvel, translated from the French of Judith Gautier
760(1)
E. Powys Mathers
Spring Night in Luoyang - Hearing a Flute
760(1)
Burton Watson
Six Poems, translated by various hands
A Solitary Carouse on a Day in Spring
761(1)
R K Douglas
A Snapshot
761(1)
Herbert Giles
Drinking with a Friend
761(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Night Mooring at Cow's Creek
762(1)
C. H. Kwock
Vincent McHugh
A Night with a Friend
762(1)
Burton Watson
Her Presence Was a Roomful of Flowers
762(1)
John Scott
Further Reading
763(2)
Du Fu (712-770): The Sage of Poetry
765(52)
Introduction
766(1)
Burton Watson
Seven Poems, Chinese texts, with commentary, exegesis, and prose
767(18)
David Hawkes
On a Prospect of Mount Tai
767(2)
Moonlit Night
769(3)
Spring Scene
772(2)
Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night
774(3)
Dreaming of Li Bo
777(3)
From a Height
780(2)
On Yueyang Tower
782(3)
Sixteen Poems
785(8)
Burton Watson
Song of the Beautiful Ladies
785(1)
Song of Pengya
786(1)
Lovely Lady
787(1)
Presented to Wei Ba, Gentleman in Retirement
788(1)
The Man with No Family to Take Leave of
789(1)
Five of Seven Songs Written During the Qian-yuan Era
790(1)
On the Spur of the Moment
791(1)
A Guest Arrives
791(1)
Restless Night
792(1)
Quatrain: In Late Sun
792(1)
They Say You're Staying in a Mountain Temple
792(1)
On the River
793(1)
Nine Poems
793(3)
Florence Ayscough
Wasteland - Gazing Far Away
793(1)
A Traveler at Night Writes His Thoughts
794(1)
Six Cut-Shorts (Quatrains):
Sun Lengthens
794(1)
River Jade-Gray
794(1)
Sun Rises from Water
795(1)
Shady, Shady
795(1)
West of Hut
795(1)
Yellow Orioles
795(1)
Flying From Trouble
795(1)
Eight Poems
796(3)
Kenneth Rexroth
Written on the Wall at Zhang's Hermitage
796(1)
Visiting Zan, Abbot of Dayun
797(1)
Jade Flower Palace
797(1)
Traveling Northward
798(1)
By the Winding River
798(1)
Loneliness
798(1)
Clear After Rain
799(1)
Brimming Water
799(1)
Four Poems
799(4)
Stephen Owen
Facing the Snow
799(1)
Walking Alone by the Riverbank Seeking Flowers
800(1)
My Thatched Roof Is Ruined by the Autumn Wind
800(2)
Autumn Meditation: 7
802(1)
Two Ballads
803(4)
Arthur Cooper
The Ballad of the Army Wagons
803(1)
Ballad on Seeing a Pupil of the Lady Gongsun Dance the Sword Mime
804(3)
Two Poems
807(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Village by the River
807(1)
Second Letter to My Nephew Wulang
808(1)
Two Poems
808(1)
David Lattimore
Night Feast, Zuo Family Village
808(1)
Thinking of My Little Boy
809(1)
Four Late Poems
809(1)
A. C. Graham
Midnight
809(1)
The Autumn Wastes: 1 & 2
809(1)
Deep in Winter
810(1)
Six Versions
810(3)
An Evening Shower in Spring
810(1)
Sir J. F. Davis
La Pluie de Printemps
811(1)
Marquis d'Hervey de Saint Denys
The Kindly Rain
811(1)
W. J. B. Fletcher
Spring Night, Happy Rain
812(1)
Florence Ayscough
Spring Rain
812(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Good Rain: A Night in Spring
812(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Three Versions
813(2)
The Pressgang
813(1)
Herbert Giles
The Conscription
813(1)
E. H. Parker
The Pressgang at Shihao Village
814(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Further Reading
815(1)
Editors' Note
816(1)
Spring, River, Flowers, Moon, Night: Poets of the High Tang
817(30)
Introduction
818(1)
Stephen Omen
Three Poets in a Tavern: An Anecdote, from an Early-Ninth-Century Collection
818(2)
Stephen Owen
Zhang Ruoxu (c. 660-c. 720):
Spring, River Flowers, Moon, Night
820(3)
David Lattimore
Wang Han (fl. 713):
A Reason Fair (Liangzhou Song)
823(1)
Herbert Giles
He Zhizhang (659-745):
The Return
823(1)
Herbert Giles
Zhang Jiuling (678-740):
Climbing a Tall Building on an Autumn Evening
824(1)
Stephen Owen
Wang Zhihuan (688-742):
Hooded Crane Tower
824(1)
Stephen Owen
Meng Haoran (689-740):
Seven Poems
825(1)
Witter Bynner
A Night Mooring on the Jiande River
825(1)
A Spring Morning
825(1)
From a Mooring on the Tonglu to a Friend in Yangzhou
825(1)
Taking Leave of Wang Wei
826(1)
In Summer at the South Pavilion Thinking of Xing
826(1)
At the Mountain-Lodge of the Buddhist Priest Ye
826(1)
Returning at Night to Lumen Mountain
827(1)
In Passing an Old Friend's Farm
827(1)
Soame Jenyns
Cui Hao (d. 754):
Yellow Crane Tower
827(1)
Stephen Owen
Li Qi (fl. 725):
To Zhang Xu
828(1)
Stephen Omen
Wang Changling (c. 690-c. 756):
Three Poems
829(1)
Stephen Owen
Autumn Evening on the Great Lake
829(1)
Song by the Walls
830(1)
At the Stream's Source in Spring: A Party
830(1)
Under a Border-Fortress
830(1)
Witter Bynner
Liu Zhangqing (c. 710-c. 787):
Four Poems
831(1)
Witter Bynner
On Parting with the Buddhist Pilgrim Lingche
831(1)
While Visiting on the South Stream the Taoist Priest Chang
831(1)
Climbing in Autumn for a View from the Temple
832(1)
On Seeing Wang Leave for the South
832(1)
Snow on Lotus Mountain
833(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Cen Shen (715-770): Two Poems
834(1)
Stephen Owen
Song for General Zhao
834(1)
On the West Tower in Guozhou
834(1)
Gao Shi (716-765): Four Poems
835(2)
Stephen Owen
The Ruined Terrace
835(1)
Ji Gate
835(1)
The North Tower of Golden Fort
835(1)
The Song of the Fisherman
836(1)
Chu Guangxi (fl. 742): Three Poems
837(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
A Mountain Spring
837(1)
Tea
837(1)
Evening in the Garden, (c)ear After Rain
838(1)
Yuan Jie (719-772):
After the Raiders Have Gone
838(1)
Stephen Omen
Qian Qi (722-.c. 780):
Kingfisher with Fish in Beak
839(1)
Stephen Owen
From My Study at the Mouth of the Valley
840(1)
Witter Bynner
Dedicated to the Hermit Cui
841(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Chang Jian (fl. 749):
A Buddhist Retreat Behind Broken-Mountain Temple
841(1)
Witter Bynner
Qiu Wei (eighth century):
Seeking a Hermit on West Mountain and Not Finding Him
841(1)
John Minford
Gu Kuang (c. 725-c. 814):
Hard Traveling
842(1)
Stephen Owen
Geng Wei (late eighth century):
Autumn Day
843(1)
Stephen Owen
Dai Shulun (782-789):
Su Creek Pavilion
844(1)
Stephen Omen
Wei Yingwu (737-c. 792): Five Poems
844(2)
Witter Bynner
Autumn Night Message: To Qiu
844(1)
At Chuzhou on the Western Stream
844(1)
A Poem to a Taoist Hermit on Qnanjiao Mountain
845(1)
Mooring at Twilight in Yuyi District
845(1)
East of the Town
845(1)
Lu Lun (737?-798?):
Two Frontier Songs: Matching Rhymes With General Zhang
846(1)
Wong Man
Further Reading
846(1)
Stones Where the Haft Rotted: Poets of the Mid Tang
847(24)
Introduction
848(1)
Stephen Owen
Meng Jiao (751-814):
Five Poems
849(1)
Stephen Owen
Laments of the Gorges: 1 & 2
849(1)
Apricots Die Young: 1 & 2
850(1)
Lament for Lu Yin
851(1)
The Stones Where the Haft Rotted
851(1)
A. C. Graham
Risks
852(1)
Graeme Wilson
Li Yi (748-827):
On Hearing a Flute at Night from the Wall of Shouxiang
852(1)
Witter Bynner
Zhang Ji (mid-eighth century):
A Night-Mooring near Maple Bridge
852(1)
Witter Bynner
Han Yu (768-824):
Autumn Thoughts
852(2)
Burton Watson
A Withered Tree
854(1)
A. C. Graham
Two Poems
Stephen Owen
To Hou Xi
854(1)
Losing a Tooth
855(2)
Song of the Stone Drums
857(2)
Innes Herdan
Three Poems
859(1)
Herbert Giles
The Wounded Falcon
859(2)
Humanity
861(1)
Discontent
861(1)
Liu Yuxi (772-842):
Two Poems
862(1)
Stephen Omen
Raven Robe Lane
862(1)
Gazing on Lake Dongting
862(1)
Looking at My Knife-Hilt: A Song
863(1)
Daniel Bryant
The City of Stones
863(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
Liu Zongyuan (773-819): Five Poems
864(3)
Witter Bynner
River-Snow
865(1)
Reading Buddhist Classics with Chao at His Temple in the Early Morning
865(1)
Dwelling by a Stream
865(1)
From the City Tower of Liuzhou
865(1)
An Old Fisherman
866(1)
Jia Dao (779-843): Four Poems
867(2)
Stephen Omen
Weeping for the Zen Master Boyan
867(1)
Evening View as the Snow Clears
867(1)
Looking for the Recluse and Not Finding Him
868(1)
Spending the Night at a Mountain Temple
868(1)
Further Reading
869(2)
Bo Juyi (772-846): Madly Singing in the Mountains
871(32)
Introduction
872(1)
Arthur Waley
Twenty-three Poems
873(10)
Arthur Waley
Planting Bamboos
873(1)
Passing Tianmen Street in Chang'an
873(1)
The Flower Market
873(1)
The Chancelor's Gravel Drive
874(1)
The Charcoal-Seller
874(1)
Golden Bells
875(1)
Lazy Man's Song
876(1)
Winter Night
876(1)
The Chrysanthemums in the Eastern Garden
877(1)
Remembering Golden Bells
878(1)
Madly Singing in the Mountains
878(1)
Eating Bamboo-Shoots
879(1)
The Red Cockatoo
879(1)
Climbing the Lingying Terrace and Looking North
879(1)
Realizing the Futility of Life
880(1)
The Cranes
880(1)
On His Baldness
880(1)
To a Talkative Guest
881(1)
Inscription Written by Me in My Small Garden
881(1)
Sitting Quietly: Written During My Illness
881(1)
A Dream of Mountaineering
882(1)
Laozi
882(1)
Last Poem
883(1)
Two Ballads
883(11)
The Everlasting Wrong
883(7)
Herbert Giles
Song of the Lute: Preface and Poem
890(4)
Burton Watson
Bo Juyi and Yuan Zhen: Record of a Poetic Friendship
894(6)
Arthur Waley
Poem for Yuan Zhen
894(1)
At the End of Spring: To Yuan Zhen
894(1)
The Letter
894(2)
Yuan Zhen to Bo Juyi
896(1)
Bo Juyi to Yuan Zhen: A Letter
896(2)
Dreaming That I Went with Li and Yu to Visit Yuan Zhen
898(1)
The Death of Yuan Zhen
899(1)
Dreaming of Yuan Zhen
899(1)
On Hearing Someone Sing a Poem
899(1)
Yuan Zhen
Yuan Zhen (779-831):
The Pitcher
900(1)
Arthur Waley
Three Poems
901(1)
John Scott
You're No Exception
901(1)
The Song of the Pearl-Fishers
901(1)
Nearly a Sky Half Clear, Not Yet Half Light
901(1)
Further Reading
902(1)
Editors' Note
902(1)
The Patterned Lute: Poets of the Late Tang
903(52)
Introduction
904(1)
James J. Y. Liu
Li He (791-817): Eight Poems
904(11)
John Frodsham
Chang'gu
905(4)
Under the Walls of Ping City
909(1)
Song of the Magic Strings
909(1)
Magic Strings
910(1)
Farewell Song of Magic Strings
911(1)
Song of an Arrowhead from Changping
912(1)
Song: A Lovely Girl Combing Her Hair
913(1)
Song: Dragons at Midnight
914(1)
Du Mu (803-852):
Four Poems
915(1)
A. C. Graham
Easing My Heart
915(1)
To Judge Han Chuo at Yangzhou
915(1)
Recalling Former Travels: 1 & 2
916(1)
Six Poems
916(1)
R F. Burton
Egrets
916(1)
A Mountain Walk
916(1)
Spring South of the River
916(1)
A Tower by the Yangtze River
917(1)
Basin Pond
917(1)
Plantains
918(1)
Three Poems
918(1)
Herbert Giles
Too Lace
918(1)
A Wilderness
918(1)
Old Love
919(1)
Take the Bottle, and Ascend
919(1)
Herbert Morrison
Li Shangyin (c. 813-858):
Three Poems
920(1)
James J. Y. Liu
Without Title
920(1)
High Noon
921(1)
Chamber Music
922(2)
Nine Poems
924(1)
A. C. Graham
Untitled Poems: 1-5
924(3)
The Walls of Emerald: 1-3
927(1)
The Patterned Lute
928(2)
Wen Tingyun (c. 813-870):
Four Poems
930(1)
Witter Bynner
She Sighs on Her Jade Lute
930(1)
To a Friend Bound East
930(1)
Near the Lizhou Ferry
930(1)
The Temple of Su Wu
931(1)
Two Poems
932(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
In the Mountains as Autumn Begins
932(1)
Passing a Ruined Palace
932(1)
Wei Zhuang (c. 836-910):
The Lament of the Lady of Qin
933(11)
Lionel Giles
Sikong Tu (837-908):
The Twenty-Four Modes of Poetry
944(1)
Herbert Giles
Energy - Absolute
944(1)
Tranquil Repose
945(1)
Slim - Stout
945(1)
Concentration
945(1)
Height-Antiquity
946(1)
Refinement
946(1)
Wash - Smelt
947(1)
Strength
947(1)
Embroideries
948(1)
The Natural
948(1)
Conservation
948(1)
Set Free
949(1)
Animal Spirits
949(1)
Close Woven
950(1)
Seclusion
950(1)
Fascination
950(1)
In Tortuous Ways
951(1)
Actualities
951(1)
Despondent
951(1)
Form and Feature
952(1)
The Transcendental
952(1)
Abstraction
953(1)
Illumined
953(1)
Motion
953(1)
Further Reading
954(1)
Editors' Note
954(1)
Red Leaf: Women Poets from the First Century B.C. to the Tenth Century A.D.
955(20)
Introduction
956(1)
Ling Chung
Zhuo Wenjun (fl. 150-115 B.C.), attrib.:
A Song of White Hair
957(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Ling Chung
Ban Jieyu (first century B.C.), attrib.:
Song of Regret
958(1)
Burton Watson
Cai Yan (born c. 178), attrib.:
Poem of Sorrow
959(4)
John Frodsham
Su Xiaoxiao (late fifth century):
A Song of Xiling Lake
963(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Ling Chung
Bao Linghui (fl. 464): Two Poems
963(1)
Anne Birrell
In the Key of Farewell
964(1)
Poem Sent to a Traveler
964(1)
Shen Manyuan (fl. 540): Two Poems
964(1)
Anne Birrell
Her Tiara Flowers
964(1)
Parody of the Other Woman
965(1)
Li Ye (eighth century):
A Greeting to Lu Yu
965(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Ling Chung
Zhao Luanluan (? eighth century): Five Poems
965(2)
Kenneth Rexroth
Ling Chung
Slender Fingers
965(1)
Red Sandalwood Mouth
966(1)
Willow Eyebrows
966(1)
Cloud Hairdress
966(1)
Creamy Breasts
966(1)
Xue Tao (768-831): Five Poems
967(2)
Jeanne Larsen
Cicadas
967(1)
Wind
967(1)
Dog Parted from Her Master
968(1)
Parrot Parted from Her Cage
968(1)
Crabapple Brook
968(1)
Guan Panpan (eighth to ninth century):
Mourning
969(1)
Kenneth Rexroth
Ling Chung
Yu Xuanji (c. 844-868): Five Poems
970(2)
Genevieue Wimsatt
Divided by the Han River
970(1)
Spring Passion
970(1)
Voicing Deepest Thoughts
971(1)
Selling Wilted Peonies
971(1)
Vanishing Spring Moves to Regret
972(1)
Huangfu Mei (fl. 910):
The Story of Yu Xuanji
972(2)
Jeanne Kelly
Further Reading
974(1)
Cold Mountain: Poetry of Zen and the Tao
975(14)
Seng Can, the Third Zen Patriarch (d. 606):
The Believing Mind
976(1)
Graeme Wilson
Xuanjue (665-713), attrib.: Four Quatrains from the Canticle of the Way
976(1)
Jerome P. Seaton
Roar of the Lion
976(1)
Heart's Mirror Clear
976(1)
The One Moon Seen
977(1)
Let Them Mock!
977(1)
Wang the Zealot (Tang dynasty): Four Poems
977(2)
C. H. Kwock
Vincent McHugh
Bumping on an Ass
977(1)
Get Blind Drunk
978(1)
A Piece of the Loot
978(1)
The Ghosts Clap Hands
978(1)
``Cold Mountain'' (Hanshan, Tang dynasty): Fourteen Poems
979(4)
Gary Snyder
Asking Shadow
979(1)
In a Tangle of Cliffs
979(1)
In the Mountains
980(1)
The Wrecked Town
980(1)
Cold Mountain
980(1)
The Way to Cold Mountain
980(1)
Settled at Cold Mountain
981(1)
The Cold Mountain Path
981(1)
Rough and Dark
981(1)
Back at Cold Mountain
982(1)
House Without Walls
982(1)
Happy Among These Cliffs
982(1)
Like a Drifting Boat
983(1)
Try and Make It
983(1)
Jiaoran (730-799): Four Poems
983(1)
Stephen Owen
Cold Mountain
983(1)
Playful Poem
983(1)
Spontaneous Poems: 1 & 2
984(1)
Lingche (746-816): Two Poems
984(1)
Stephen Owen
In Reply to Wei Dan
984(1)
Spending the Night at East Forest Temple
985(1)
Xuanjian (782-865):
Zen Sermon
985(1)
Graeme Wilson
Guanxiu (852-912):
Four Paradise Poems
986(1)
Edward H. Schafer
Han Wo (844-925):
Letter to a Zen Master
987(1)
Graeme Wilson
Further Reading
988(1)
Return to the Source: Essays of the Tang Dynasty
989(30)
Introduction
990(1)
J. R. Hightower
Li Hua (died c. 769):
On an Old Battlefield
991(2)
Herbert Giles
Han Yu (768-824): Five Essays
993(16)
Herbert Giles
The Source: On the True Faith of a Confucianist
993(5)
On a Bone from Buddha's Body
998(3)
A Bone of Fo, another version
1001(3)
R. Brookes from Du Halde
Proclamation to the Crocodile
1004(2)
In Memoriam - 1
1006(2)
In Memoriam - 2
1008(1)
Liu Yuxi (772-842):
My Humble Home
1009(1)
Herbert Giles
Liu Zongyuan (773-819):
Four Essays
1009(1)
Herbert Giles
Catching Snakes
1010(1)
Congratulations on a Fire
1011(1)
The Beauties of Buddhism
1012(1)
Pas Trop Gouverner: Camel-back the Gardener
1013(2)
Two Records of Yongzhou
1015(1)
A. R. Davis
On First Making an Excursion to the Western Hill
1015(1)
The Small Hill West of the Flat-Iron Lake
1016(1)
Further Reading
1017(2)
The World in a Pillow: Classical Tales of the Tan Dynasty
1019(58)
Introduction
1020(1)
J. R. Hightower
Shen Jiji (c. 741-c. 805): Two Tales
1021(11)
Chi-chen Wang
The World in a Pillow
1021(3)
Miss Ren, or The Fox Lady
1024(8)
Chen Xuanyou (fl. 779):
The Departed Spirit
1032(2)
E. D. Edwards
Li Chaowei (eighth century):
The Dragon King's Daughter
1034(13)
John Minford
Yuan Zhen (779-831):
The Story of Yingying
1047(10)
J. R. Hightower
Anon:
The Curly-Bearded Hero
1057(7)
Cyril Birch
Li Fuyan (c. 775-833):
Betrothal Inn
1064(3)
Robert Joe Cutter
The Alchemist
1067(5)
J. R. Hightower
Liu Zongyuan (773-819):
Mid-River
1072(4)
William Nienhauser
Further Reading
1076(1)
Turning the Scrolls: Ballads and Stories from Dunhuang
1077(34)
Introduction
1078(1)
Arthur Waley
Victor Mair
Maxime Weinslein
Meng Jiangnu at the Long Wall
1079(2)
Arthur Waley
The Emperor Taizong in Hell
1081(7)
Arthur Waley
The Quest of Mulian or The Great Maudgalyayana Rescues His Mother from Hell
1088(22)
Eugene Eoyang
Further Reading
1110(1)
Among the Flowers: Lyrics of the Tang and Five Dynasties
1111(22)
Introduction
1112(1)
Kang-i Sun Chang
Eight Popular Lyrics from the Dunhuang Manuscripts
1113(2)
Marsha Wagner
The Girl and Her Companion
1113(1)
Reed Flowers Turn White
1113(1)
Over the Pillow
1114(1)
Yesterday Morning
1114(1)
Behind the Mountain
1114(1)
The Red Stove Warms the Room
1114(1)
Drop by Drop
1115(1)
Do Not Pluck Me
1115(1)
Wei Yingwu (737-c. 792): Two Lyrics
1115(1)
Marsha Wagner
Tartar Horse
1116(1)
Milky Way
1116(1)
Wang Jian (c. 768-833): Two Lyrics
1116(1)
Marsha Wagner
Round Fan
1116(1)
Willow
1117(1)
Liu Yuxi (772-842):
Red Blossoms
1117(1)
Burton Watson
Parrot Island
1117(1)
Marsha Wagner
Bo Juyi (772-846): Three Lyrics
1117(1)
Marsha Wagner
Jiangnan
1118(1)
Hangzhou
1118(1)
Wu
1118(1)
Wen Tingyun (c. 813-870):
Five Lyrics
1118(1)
Glen Baxter
Gold Glimmers and Fades
1119(1)
News So Seldom Comes
1119(1)
In Her Moonlit Chamber
1119(1)
In the South Courtyard
1119(1)
A Brilliant Moon
1120(1)
Embers of Incense
1120(1)
John Minford
Wei Zhuang (c. 836-910):
Four Lyrics
1121(1)
Lois Fusek
A Candle Dies
1121(1)
A Green Pond
1121(1)
Hidden Tears
1121(1)
The Moon Dips Low
1122(1)
I Remember
1122(1)
John Minford
Li Cunxu (885-926):
Deep Peach Glades
1123(1)
C. H. Kwock
Vincent McHugh
Niu Xiji (fl. 925):
Spring Mountains
1123(1)
C. H. Kwock
Vincent McHugh
Feng Yansi (c. 903-960):
The Cloud That Drifted
1124(1)
John Minford
Li Jing (916-961): Two Lyrics
1125(1)
Alan Ayling
Duncan Mackintosh
Sorrow for Spring
1125(1)
The West Wind Ferries Grief
1125(1)
Zhang Bi (tenth century):
Butterfly
1125(1)
John Scott
Mao Wenxi (tenth century):
I Mustn't Ask
1126(1)
Burton Watson
Li Yu (937-978):
Five Lyrics
1126(1)
Sam Houston Brock
Nightlong I Wander
1127(1)
My Idlest Dreams: 1 & 2
1127(1)
The Flowered Woods
1127(1)
The Past
1128(1)
One Dream
1128(1)
Immeasurable Pain!
1128(2)
Arthur Waley
The River Rolling Eastward
1130(1)
Cyril Birch
Shaken, They Cling Again
1130(1)
John Turner
Silent and Alone
1130(1)
Amy Lowell
Florence Ayscough
Further Reading
1131(2)
Note on Pronunciation 1133(2)
Conversion Tables: Hanyu Pinyin to Wade-Giles; Wade Giles to Hanyu Pinyin 1135(12)
Further Reading 1147(8)
Major Chinese Dynasties and Periods 1155(2)
List of Permissions 1157(8)
Index of Authors 1165(8)
Index of Translators and Commentators 1173


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