Reconsidering Tu Fu

Literary Greatness and Cultural Context
Author: Eva Shan Chou,James R. Hightower
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521028280
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 252
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Tu Fu is, by universal consent, the greatest poet of the Chinese tradition. In the epochal An Lushan rebellion, he alone of his contemporaries consistently recorded in poetry the great events and pervasive sufferings of the time. For a millennium now, Tu Fu's poetry has been accepted as epitomizing the Chinese moral conscience at its highest, and as such his work has been placed almost beyond the reach of criticism. Indeed, objectivity about Tu Fu has often been viewed as criticism of him. In Reconsidering Tu Fu, Eva Shan Chou proposes that these thorny problems be met by separating his legacy into two distinct but related aspects: as cultural monument and as a great and original poet. Examining Tu Fu as cultural icon, she investigates the evolution and nature of his reputation and shows its continuing effect upon interpretations of his poetry. In her discussions of the poetic legacy, she introduces concepts relating to subject matter, style, genre, structure, theme, and voice, in order to provide for a fruitful reconsideration of his poetry. Many poems are discussed, both well known and less familiar. Dr. Chou's analyses are original in their formulation and also considerate of the many fine readings of traditional commentators.

The Organization of Distance

Poetry, Translation, Chineseness
Author: Lucas Klein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004375376
Category: Poetry
Page: 310
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The Organization of Distance argues that the impression of Chineseness in Chinese poetry is a product of translation, simultaneously nativizing and foreignizing from sources abroad and in the past.

Women, Property, and Confucian Reaction in Sung and Yüan China (960–1368)

Author: Bettine Birge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139431071
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This book, originally published in 2002, argues that the Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century precipitated a transformation of marriage and property law in China that deprived women of their property rights and reduced their legal and economic autonomy. It describes how after a period during which women's property rights were steadily improving, and laws and practices affecting marriage and property were moving away from Confucian ideals, the Mongol occupation created a new constellation of property and gender relations that persisted to the end of the imperial era. It shows how the Mongol-Yüan rule in China ironically created the conditions for radical changes in the law, which for the first time brought it into line with the goals of Learning the Way Confucians and which curtailed women's financial and personal autonomy. The book evaluates the Mongol invasion and its influence on Chinese law and society.

Fu Ssu-nien

A Life in Chinese History and Politics
Author: Fansen Wang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521480515
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 261
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Wang's biography of Fu Ssu-nien examines Fu's important role in modern China's intellectual development.


An Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Western Languages
Author: Frank Joseph Shulman,Patricia Polansky,Anna See Ping Leon Shulman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: History
Page: 1055
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The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. While some of these dissertations have been cited in various sources, until now no definitive reference guide has brought together in a classified, annotated, indexed, and up-to-date manner the entire body of thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Included are more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the humanities and the social sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering, and other disciplines, with more than half of these works not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate use. Each entry includes considerable bibliographic information and a descriptive annotation. The volume also includes information on the availability of the dissertations from UMI, the British Library Document Supply Centre, and other sources worldwide.

Chinese Literature

Overview and Bibliography
Author: James L. Claren
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781590332887
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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Chinese literature, one of the world's oldest and richest, and consisting originally of poetry and later of drama and fiction, may be divided into three major historical periods that roughly correspond to those of Western literary history: the classical period, from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD; the medieval period, from the third century to the late 12th century; and the modern period, from the 13th century to the present. This book presents an overview of Chinese literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources, accessed by subject, author and title indexes.

Ch'un-ch'iu fan-lu

Author: Chung-shu Dong,Robert H. Gassmann
Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag
ISBN: 9783261038937
Category: China
Page: 417
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Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Meng Chih-hsiang (874-935), der erste Kaiser von Hou-Shu

die Entstehung und Gründung des Reiches Hou-Shu 925-934
Author: Brigitte Amthor
Publisher: N.A
Category: China
Page: 277
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Die Arbeit geht auf die Ursachen und Bewegungen ein, die zur Souveränität der Provinz Chien-nan (heute Ssu-ch'uan) führen. Innerhalb von nur acht Jahren gelingt es dem wenig bekannten Meng Chih-hsiang, vom Militärgouverneur zum unabhängigen Herrscher von Chien-nan aufzusteigen. Anhand dieser Teilstudie zur Wu-tai Periode (907-960) wird der Zerfall kaiserlicher Autorität, die Ohnmacht der zentralen Institutionen und die regionale Zersplitterung des damaligen China deutlich. Eine Periode übrigens, die wegen ihrer Verworrenheit und Kürze bisher nur wenig Beachtung unter Sinologen fand.

Text and translation

theory and methodology of translation
Author: Carmen Heine
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783823361947
Category: Translating and interpreting
Page: 423
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