Gems of Chinese literature.


New York, Paragon Book Reprint Corporation [1965] .

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Subjects China -- Literary collections.
China.
Chinese literature -- Translations into English.
Chinese literature.
Description xviii, 430 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes Reprint of the 2d revised and enlarged edition, published in 1923, of Gems of Chinese literature: prose (originally published in 1884 under title Gems of Chinese literature) and Gems of Chinese literature: poetry (originally published in 1898 under title Chinese poetry in English verse).
Contents Chʻing Dynasty (A.D. 1644 to 1912). from the sacred edict on heterodoxy / The Sacred Edict -- Author's own record ; Raising the dead ; A Chinese Jonah ; Chang Pu-liang / Pʻu Sung-ling -- The southern barbarians ; Against Buddhism ; Dead beggar gets wife and son / Lan Ting-yüan -- from Visits to strange nations. The country of gentlemen ; The country of great men -- The art of dining ; Did Confucius write the Annals? / Yüan Mei -- Perspective / Chang Kêng -- Letter to Queen Victoria / Lin Tsê-hsü -- A family letter / Tsêng Kuo-fan -- Religion ; Education ; In praise of the Manchus / Chang Chih-tung -- A broken oath / Yüan Shih-kʻai -- My country! ; The civilization of Japan ; China's need ; Liberty / Liang Chʻi-chʻao.
Chou and Chʻin Dynasties (6th to 2nd century B.C.). Against drunkenness / The Duke of Chou -- Sayings / Lao Tzŭ -- Miscellaneous extracts / Kʻung Fu-Tzŭ (Confucius) -- The Battle of Chʻang-Chŏ ; Burning a wizard ; How Yen-Tzŭ would not die with his prince ; A tunnel / Tso-Chʻiu Ming -- Rest ; Dream and reality ; Why Confucius was sad / Lieh Tzŭ -- Love one another ; Divine vengeance / Mo Ti -- A great exodus / Kung-yang Kao -- Praying for rain / Ku-liang Chʻih -- Is life worth living? ; Egoism volume altruism ; Self-sacrifice / Yang Chu -- Life, death, and immortality ; The death of Lao Tzŭ ; The death of Chuang Tzŭ's wife ; On his own death-bed ; How Yao wished to abdicate ; Inference ; Independence ; The perfect man ; Drunkenness ; Archery ; Causality ; Dream and reality / Chuang Tzŭ -- Consulting the oracle ; The fisherman's reply ; The genius of the mountain / Chʻü Pʻing -- Wind ; Unpopularity / Sung Yü -- Divorce ; Burial of Confucius ; On mourning ; Burying alive ; Bad government ; A strange congratulation ; The song of the coffin / Tʻan Kung -- from History of the contending states. The elixir of death -- Half measures ; Born in sin ; Abdication of Emperor Yao ; Charity of heart ; Yang Chu and Mo Ti ; Separation of sexes / Mêng Tzŭ (Mencius) -- Born in sin / Hsün Tzŭ -- On the employment of foreigners / Li Ssŭ -- Circumstances alter cases ; Brutality volume humanity / Han Fei.
Han Dynasty (200 B.C. to A.D. 200). Does God intervene? ; On the nature of Tao / Liu An -- A century before Christ ; On Chang Liang ; Confucius ; Courage / Ssŭ-ma Chʻien -- Proclamation / Kao Ti -- To the Captain of the Huns / Wên Ti -- On war ; On the value of agriculture / Chʻao Tsʻo -- Heroes wanted! / Wu Ti -- Self-recommendation / Tung-fang So -- Against hunting / Ssŭ-ma Hsiang-ju -- Music / Prince of Chung-shan -- A reply / Li Ling -- On punishments ; Lu Wên-shu -- The disadvantages of wealth / Shu Kuang -- Against the naturalisation of Huns / Ku Yung -- Ambition / Ma Yüan -- Confucianism ; Virtue its own reward ; Creation ; God our Father ; On spirits ; Morals volume sacrifice / Wang Chʻung.
Six Dynasties, andc., A.D. 200 to A.D. 600. On an eclipse / Wei Ming Ti -- Jade ; Temperance ; Enter not into temptation ; Confucius in danger / Wang Su -- The genius of wine / Liu Ling -- Home again! ; The peach-blossom fountain / Tʻao Yüan-ming.
Sung Dynasty (A.D. 960 to A.D. 1200). Censors / Ssŭ-ma Kuang -- Imperial extravagance ; Clubs ; Releasing prisoners ; Fulness and decay ; The old drunkard's arbour ; An autumn dirge ; At a grave / Ou-yang Hsiu -- Aureoles ; Aerial perspective ; Essentials / Shên Kua -- The arbour to joyful rain ; The baseless tower ; The tower of contentment ; Châlet of cranes ; Inaccuracy ; Square-cap the hermit ; The red wall : summer ; The red wall : autumn ; A rat's cunning ; The prince of literature ; A sound critic / Su Tung-Pʻo -- On the study of false doctrines ; A false estimate / Wang An-shih -- The language of flowers / Chou Tun-I -- Commonplace / Huang Tʻing-chien -- On pictures / Li Chih -- Good horses / Yŏ Fei -- Portraiture / Hu Chʻüan -- Inquests ; The death-limit / Sung Tzʻŭ -- Kidnapping an emperor ; The god of war / Lo Kuan-chung -- Portraits ; Taoism and Buddhism / Chu Hsi -- Painting Buddhas / Têng Chʻun -- Korean art / Kuo Jo-shü -- Divinæ particulam auræ / Wên Tʻien-hsiang.
Tʻang Dynasty (A.D. 600 to A.D. 900). Gayâ ; A storm at sea / Fa Hsien -- Subhûti asks for guidance ; Faith is the substance / Kumârajîva -- Drunk-land / Wang Chi -- Fighting goats / Chang Yüeh -- True faith of a Confucianist ; On slander ; The unicorn ; A Taoist priest ; On a bone from Buddha's body ; Crocodile of Chʻao-chou ; In memoriam (of his nephew) ; In memoriam (Liu Tsung-yüan) / Han Wên-Kung -- Revenge ; Catching snakes ; Congratulations on a fire ; Beauties of Buddhism ; Is there a God? ; Pas trop gouverner / Liu Tsung-yüan -- On an old battle-field / Li Hua -- My humble home / Liu Yü-hsi -- The lute-girl's lament / Pŏ Chü-yi -- The elixir of life / Pʻei Lin -- Against Buddhism / Wu Tsung.
Yuan and Ming Dynasties (A.D. 1260 to A.D. 1644). Design / Liu Yin -- An imperial artist ; Picture collecting / Tʻang Hou -- Interpretation ; The cat and the peony / Anonymous -- Divination ; Outsides / Liu Chi -- It is always the unexpected / Fang Hsiao-ju -- For her husband's life ; In her husband's stead / The Lady Chang -- Flunkeyism / Tsung Chʻên -- How to get on / Wang Tao-kʻun -- Antiques / Hsü Hsieh -- Valedictory / Huai Tsung -- A popular physician / The Hung Lou-Mêng.
Genre Literary collections.
Translations.
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (OCoLC)372633
(OCoLC)ocm00372633
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935,
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