New PDF release: A Concise History of Chinese Literature (2 Volume Set)

By Luo Yuming. Translated with Annotations and an Introduction by Ye Yang

ISBN-10: 9004203664

ISBN-13: 9789004203662

A background of chinese language literature from its early beginnings in the course of the finish of the Qing dynasty, this fresh paintings from Professor Luo Yuming of Chinas Fudan college seeks to supply, by means of adopting new theoretical views and utilizing up-to-date learn, a coherent, panoramic description of the advance of chinese language literature and its significant features. As one of many only a few English translations of such works through chinese language authors it seeks to notify the Western viewers of the hot viewpoints and scholarship at the subject from a number one chinese language student. it may well additionally supply a few grounds of comparability and distinction with similar works within the West.

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Paired parallel phrases, that are not very strict in form and seem to have been produced quite naturally, are also found frequently. What accounted for such a phenomenon was probably the 14 chapter one need for easiness in reciting, which had an extremely important practical significance in ancient times, when it was not so convenient to write things down. On the other hand, one cannot say for sure that there was not a psychological factor, a pursuit of aesthetic satisfaction in the language form itself.

According to a record, it was a song used by the Son of Heaven in feasting his subordinates and guests. The poem uses the cry of the deer for one another to symbolize the amity between the host and his guests. It moves on to describe the musical performance and presentation of gifts at the banquet, and closes in an expectant tone: you who like me, please show me the way to the bright future! As a response from the subordinates, “May Heaven Protect” uses highly respectful lines to give their blessings to the Son of Heaven: “Like the moon rounding up to its full, / like the sun on the rise, / like the southern mountains that stand forever, / .

Songs with musical features of various geographical regions. With the exception of South of Zhou and South of Zhao, which were from the Yangtze, the Han River, and the Ru River areas, they were all from the Yellow River valley from Shaanxi to Shandong. Ya referred to music from the Kings’ Estates of Western Zhou, geographically known as Xia, with the two words, Ya and Xia, being interchangeable in ancient times. The word Ya was also defined as proper. At the time, the music of the Kings’ Estates was regarded as the proper sounds, the music that served as model.

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