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The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It includes selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279. A general introduction The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It includes selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279. A general introduction discusses the major characteristics and forms of traditional Chinese poetry, while introductory essays to the individual chapters outline the history of poetic development in China over the centuries


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The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It includes selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279. A general introduction The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It includes selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279. A general introduction discusses the major characteristics and forms of traditional Chinese poetry, while introductory essays to the individual chapters outline the history of poetic development in China over the centuries

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    Holly

    I needed to read the major Chinese formal poets (Li Po, Tu Fu) as well as the zen poets (Han Shan, T'ao Yuan-ming/T'ao Ch'ien, Po Chu-i, Su Tung-p'o) to get a better feel of taoism and the Chinese sensibility in general. The things that struck me were the melancholy, sensitivity, and realism of the Chinese mind. These people are not dreamers/idealists, although Li Po had a couple of fantastical poems which were great! Everything is about nature, the concrete, the here and now, and of course taoi I needed to read the major Chinese formal poets (Li Po, Tu Fu) as well as the zen poets (Han Shan, T'ao Yuan-ming/T'ao Ch'ien, Po Chu-i, Su Tung-p'o) to get a better feel of taoism and the Chinese sensibility in general. The things that struck me were the melancholy, sensitivity, and realism of the Chinese mind. These people are not dreamers/idealists, although Li Po had a couple of fantastical poems which were great! Everything is about nature, the concrete, the here and now, and of course taoistic thinking such as not judging or dividing. The ancient Chinese artistic types seemed to really know how to live and appreciate every moment of beauty. As far as this Burton Watson translation is concerned it seems good. But I haven't compared it with any other anthologies.

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