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Title:      Essays on Chinese poetry
Categories:      Poetry
BookID:      52
Authors:      Joseph Edkins
ISBN-10(13):      9781944175405
Publisher:      Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date:      2016
Edition:      New
Number of pages:      174
Language:      English
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Joseph Edkins was a prominent Sinologist whose works cover 266 articles and books. We present here three essays and a section of one of his book that are relevant to Chinese poetry: (1) On the poets of china during the period of the contending states and of the Han dynasty, (2) Passage from the Li Sao, (3), On Li Taibai, with examples of his poetry and (4) On sounds and rhymes (study of ‘Old Chinese phonology’).
Through these four sections, we find a short history of poetry through the periods cited, a study of the Li Sao through several passages, a presentation of Li Taibai with a translations of 27 of his poems. The section on phonology is historically interesting, and introduces the reader to the field as investigate in the late 19th century.
His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, and Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.
In this edition, 453 original transliteration terms have been updated to pinyin. A short appendix on Duan Yucai's classification of sounds is included, along with Edkin's list of work and a list of references derived from the footnotes.

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