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9780385239677

The Heart of Chinese Poetry Fifty-Seven of the Best Traditional Chinese Poems in a Dual-Language Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385239677

  • ISBN10:

    038523967X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1987-09-16
  • Publisher: Anchor

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Summary

Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation inThe Heart of Chinese Poetry. Special features of this edition include direct word-for-word translations showing the range of meaning in each Chinese character, the Chinese pronunciations, as well as biographical and historical commentary following each poem.

Author Biography

Greg Whincup holds a degree in Chinese from the University of Toronto, Canada, and has done extensive work in Chinese poetry at the University of London, England. He has been on the staff of the Far Eastern Department of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He is also the author of <i>Rediscovering the I Ching</i>. He currently lives near Vancouver in British Colombia.

Table of Contents

The Heart of Chinese Poetry
Question and Answer in the Mountainsp. 3
Traveling at Nightp. 6
Thinking of Past Wanderingsp. 9
The History of Chinese Poetry
In the Wilds There Are Creepersp. 15
The Autumn Windp. 18
Expressing My Feelingsp. 22
"Lady Night" Song of Springp. 25
On a Tour of the Fields, I Climb the Mountain on Serpentine Island, at the Mouth of the Seap. 27
Seeing Off a Friendp. 30
Southern Springp. 33
Written on the Wall of North Tower after Snowp. 36
I Want to Go Out, but It's Rainingp. 39
Three Poets of the Golden Age
Spring Sunrisep. 43
In the Evening of the Year, I Return to the Southern Mountainsp. 45
Written for Old Friends in Yang-jou City While Spending the Night on the Tung-lu Riverp. 48
For Meng Hau-ranp. 51
At Yellow Crane Tower, Seeing Off Meng Hau-ran on His Way to Yang-joup. 54
A Song of Heng-jyangp. 57
Amusing Myselfp. 60
Setting Out Early from White Emperor Cityp. 62
Spring Prospectp. 65
Spending the Night at the Palace Chancellery in Springp. 68
Thinking of My Younger Brothers on a Moonlit Nightp. 71
Delighting in the Rain on a Spring Nightp. 74
Poemp. 77
Autumn Meditationp. 80
Poems of War
The Fortress in Autumnp. 85
Horse Poemp. 88
Border Songp. 90
Wei City Songp. 93
Spring Longingp. 95
Ballad of the Northwest Frontierp. 98
Poems by and about Women
"Lady Night" Song of Autumnp. 103
Jade Stairs Resentmentp. 105
He Does Not Comep. 107
The Farewell Feastp. 110
On Hearing the Lutep. 112
Hearing a Monk of Shu Play the Lutep. 115
Lyrics to the Tune "Tipsy in the Flowers' Shade"p. 118
Lyrics to the Tune "Spring in Wu-ling"p. 121
Lyrics to the Tune "Fairy Grotto"p. 124
The Temporary Palacep. 129
Hearing Jang Li-ben's Daughter Singp. 131
Landscape/Enlightenment
An Invitation to My Friend Lyoup. 137
Roaming Chyen-tang Lake in Springp. 139
Moored on the Chin-hwai Riverp. 142
Night Mooring at Maple Bridgep. 145
Visiting the Temple of Accumulated Fragrancep. 148
Seeing Off a Monk Returning to Japanp. 151
Going to Look for Master Chang of South Streamp. 154
Written after Drinking Winep. 157
Dwelling by a Streamp. 160
Snowy Riverp. 163
Encountering Snow, I Spend the Night with a Host on Lotus Mountainp. 165
Night Rainp. 167
Deer Fencep. 169
Seeking the Reclusep. 171
Chinese Pronunciationp. 173
Bibliographyp. 175
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