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Anthology of Chinese literature, compiled and edited by Cyril Birch. Associate editor, Donald Keene.

; Keene, Donald, compiler
New York, Grove Press [1965-72] .
ISBN 0394177665, 9780394177663

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Other Authors Keene, Donald,
Subjects China -- Literary collections.
China.
Chinese literature -- Translations into English.
Chinese literature.
Littérature chinoise -- Histoire -- Anthologies.
Series UNESCO collection of representative works. Chinese series.
Description 2 volumes 21-24 cm, 21 cm (volumes 2).
Copyright Date [1965-72]
Notes Vol. 2 lacks series statement.
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages 489-492; volume 2, pages 473-476).
Summary Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural.
Contents volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. Chou dynasty (1121-221 B.C.). Book of songs -- Early historical writings. from The Tso commentary. The death of Duke Ching of Chin -- from Conversations from the states. The downfall of Prince Shen-sheng -- from Intrigues of the warring states. Three persuasions -- The faults of Ch-in / Chia Yi -- The songs of Ch'u. Encountering sorrow -- from "The nine songs". The princess of the Hsiang ; The lady of the Hsiang ; The lord of the east ; The spirits of the fallen ; The ritual cycle -- from "The nine declarations". A lament for Ying ; In praise of the orange tree -- from "The nine arguments" -- The summons of the soul -- Summons for a gentleman who became a recluse -- Chuang Tzu and others on death. Three dialogues / Chuang Tzu -- The testamentary edict of Emperor Wen -- A discussion of death / Wang Ch'ung.
volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 219). Biographies by Ssu-ma Ch'ien. Letter to Jen An ; The biography of Po Yi and Shu Ch'i ; The biography of Ching K'o ; The death of Hsiang Yü ; The biography of General Li Kuang / Ssu-ma Ch'ien -- Rhyme prose of the Han dynasty. The wind / Sung Yü -- The owl ; Lament for Ch'ü Yüan / Chia Yi -- from "The Shang-lin park" / Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju.
volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. Period of division (220-589). On seclusion : two letters, a dream, and a satire. Letter to Sun Hui-tsung / Yang Yün -- Letter to Shan T'ao / Hsi K'ang -- Peach blossom spring / T'ao Ch'ien -- Proclamation on North Mountain / K'ung Chih-kuei -- The poetry of the recluse. The bones of Chuang Tzu / Chang Heng -- from "Poems of my heart" / Juan Chi -- Two poems on returning to dwell in the country ; Written while drunk ; On reading the classic of the hills and seas ; A song of poor scholars ; Written in imitation of an ancient bearers' song ; Putting the blame on his sons ; Written on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year yi-yu / T'ao Ch'ien -- Three poems from "Tedious ways" ; The ruined city / Pao Chao -- from "Cold Mountain" poems / Han-shan -- On literature. Essay on literature / Lu Chi.
volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. Sung dynasty (960-1279). Poems in irregular metre. [Untitled] / Li Po -- Five poems to "Strangers in saint's coif" tune ; Three poems to the "Water-clock" tune / Wen T'ing-Yün -- Four poems to the "Strangers in saint's coif" tune ; Four poems to various tunes / Wei Chuang -- [Untitled] / Hsieh Chao-yün -- [Untitled] / Ku Hsiung -- [Untitled] / Sun Kuang-hsien -- [Untitled] / Lu Ch'ien-yi -- [Untitled] / Yen Hsüan -- [Untitled] / Mao Hsi-chen -- [Untitled] / Li Yü -- [Untitled] / Anonymous woman poet -- [Untitled] / Li Ts'un hsü -- [Untitled] / Su Shih -- [Untitled] / Li Ch'ing-chao -- Two prose masters of the Sung dynasty. Preface to the collected poems of the priest Pi-yen ; The sound of autumn / Ou-yang Hsiu -- Letter to the emperor Shen-tsung ; The red cliff, I ; The red cliff, II / Su Shih -- A poet of the Sung dynasty. from "A rural sequence". Early spring ; Late spring ; Summer ; Autumn ; Winter / Fan Ch'eng-ta.
volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. T'ang dynasty (618-907). Poets of a generation : one. Letter to the Bachelor of Arts P'ei Ti / Wang Wei -- from "Poems of the River Wang" / Wang Wei and Pe'i Ti -- Seeing Master Yüan off on his mission to Kucha ; To the assistant prefect Chang / Wang Wei -- On the mountain : question and answer ; Spring thoughts ; To someone far away ; Night mooring at Cow's Creek : I think of the old man ; Visiting Han-tan : the dancers at the southern pavilion ; To Yüan Tan-ch'iu ; To his old friend Hsin ; Fighting south of the ramparts ; Four poems on wine ; Letter to Han Ching-chou / Li Po -- Autumn meditation ; Looking out over the plains ; Thoughts on a night journey ; Recruiting officer at Shih-hao village ; A song of war chariots / Tu Fu -- Prose essays. Farewell to poverty ; Lament for his nephew Shih-erh Lang ; Against the god of the wind ; Memorial on the bone of Buddha ; Proclamation to the crocodile ; An enquiry into slander / Han Yü -- Camel Kuo the gardener / Liu Tsung-yüan -- Poets of a generation : two. The withered tree ; A poem on the stone drums / Han Yü -- Linked verse. A garland of roses -- A song of unending sorrow ; On the lotuses newly planted at the municipal headquarters ; The temple ; The red cockatoo ; On his baldness ; To a talkative guest ; The poem on the wall / Po Chü-yi -- Temporary palace ; The pitcher / Yüan Chen -- The grave of little Su ; The northern cold ; Don't go out of the door ; Ancient arrowhead ; The bronze bird platform ; Magic string / Li Ho -- Two extracts from "The eclipse of the moon" / Lu T'ung -- T'ang short stories. The story of Ts'ui Ying-ying / Yüan Chen -- The story of Miss Li / Po Hsing-chien -- The curly-bearded hero / Tu Kuang-t'ing -- A late T'ang poet. Seven love poems ; Ma-wei ; The lady in the moon ; Peonies ; The walls of emerald / Li Shang-yin.
volume 1 From early times to the fourteenth century. Yüan dynasty (1280-1367). Two Yüan plays. Li K'uei carries thorns / K'ang Chin-chih -- Autumn in the palace of Han / Ma Chih-yüan -- A Yüan novel. from "The men of the marshes". The plot against the birthday convoy.
volume 2 From the 14th century to the present day. Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911). Early Ch'ing lyrics. Spring love ; Thoughts on a springtime storm ; Spring sorrows / Ch'en Tzu-lung -- Cherishing antiquity at Garlic Hill ; Old flame ; In time of sickness / Wu Wei-yeh -- High wind at Nanking : mooring at the quay named for the T'ang rebel Huang Ch'ao / Chin-shih Tan-kuei -- Rain ; White lotus ; Sentry fires at T'ung-kuan Wang Fu-chih -- Girl on a swing / Ch'en Wei-sung -- Crossing the pass at Wildgoose Gate ; The temple to Sun Ch'üan, the Lord of Wu ; At the Heavenly Dragon Temple, where Kao Huan built his summer palace ; Wild geese / Chu Yi-tsun -- [Untitled] / Singde -- On the art of living. Random relaxations / Li Yü -- More ghosts and fantasies. The Rakshas and the sea market ; Ying-ning / P'u Sung-ling -- Three ghost stories / Yüan Mei -- In the country of women / Li Ju-chen -- A poet of the Ch'ien-lung period. On a picture called "Returning boat", painted for him by his friend Ni Su-feng ; The bell ; On the funeral of his carpenter, who had no family ; On his chair-bearers--a case of misplaced sympathy ; On the rock, near Kiukiang, on which the poet T'ao Ch'ien lay when drunk ; On returning from a journey ; On books ; Seven poems on aging / Yüan Mei -- Red chamber dream. How to be rid of a rival / Ts'ao Hsüeh-ch'in -- The new art of autobiography. from Six chapters from a floating life / Shen Fu -- A bandit chief / Shen Ts'ung-wen -- Late Ch'ing lyrics. Memories of a journey by boat / Chiang Shih-ch'üan -- [Untitled] ; Night visit to the Lute Song Pavilion / Tso Fu -- [Untitled] / Chiang Ch'un-lin -- A view of the Ming tombs from the topmost level of the Yang Terrace ; In reply to a poem from Tz'u-shan, thanking me for the gift of Sung and Yüan lyrics I had had printed / Wang P'eng-yün -- [Untitled] / Huang Hsing -- Snow ; Swimming / Mao Tse-tung.
volume 2 From the 14th century to the present day. Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Ghosts and other marvels. The jade kuan-yin -- A record of the land of the blessed / Ch'ü Yu -- The wolf of Chung-shan / Ma Chung-hsi -- A poet of the early Ming. Preface to his own poems ; On hearing the sound of oars, when leaving the east gate of the city at dawn ; The song of the man of the green hill ; Written on seeing the flowers, and remembering my daughter ; Called for the compilation of the Yüan history and about to leave for the capital, I take leave of my wife ; Winter hardship in the capital ; Four poems from the eastern cottage / Kao Ch'i -- A hilarious Buddhist allegory. The temptation of Saint Pigsy / Wu Ch'eng-en -- A masterpiece of Ming drama. from Peony pavilion / T'ang Hsien-tsu.
volume 2 From the 14th century to the present day. Republican period (1911- ). The modern short story. Benediction / Lu Hsün -- Spring silkworms / Mao Tun -- The new verse. from "The Cambridge I knew" ; Second farewell to Cambridge ; Seven, Stone Tiger Lane ; Joy of the snowflake ; A song of dead leaves ; P'i-pa in Midnight Alley ; Sea rhyme ; On hearing the chant of intercession at the Temple of Heaven's Stillness at Ch'angchou / Hsü Chih-mo -- Dead water ; Tranquil night ; Red candle ; You swear by the sun ; The last day / Wen Yi-to -- Setting out ; The wheelbarrows ; The north ; The gamblers ; Old man / Ai Ch'ing -- Seven sonnets / Feng Chih -- Spoken drama on a historical theme. from The malice of empire. Act I, Scene 1 : "The consort humiliated" / Yao Hsin-nung -- The creation of a "people's literature". The smashing of the Dragon King / Wang T'ieh -- A novelist in exile. from The rouge of the north. The bethrothal of Yindi / Eileen Chang -- New poets of Taiwan. At the end of the watercourse ; The passer-through-the-walls / Chou Meng-tieh -- from Death in the stone cell / Lo Fu -- The firstborn blackness / Lo Fu -- Gradient of the Milky Way ; The queue being unbraided ; The maguey ; The escaping sky / Shang Ch'in -- Salt ; On streets of China / Ya Hsien -- Are such the voices-- ; Fugue / Yip Wai-lim -- Narcissus ; Strawberry fields in summer ; Variation ; Wounds : a song / Yeh Shan.
volume 2 From the 14th century to the present day. Yüan dynasty (1280-1367). Songs of the Yüan dynasty. [Untitled] ; Seeking a mate / Anonymous -- [Untitled] ; Bedroom scene ; Song set : defy old age ; Song set : get out while you can / Kuan Han-ch'ing -- Thoughts of love / Hu Chih-yü -- [Untitled] / Ma Chih-yüan -- T'ung Pass / Chang Yang-hao -- Taoist songs / Teng Yü-pin -- Thoughts of love / Hsü Tsai-ssu -- To a pretty girl with a mole on her cheek / Tu Tsun-li -- Autumn sadness / Chou Wen-chih -- A waterfall revisited / Ch'iao Chi -- The waterfall temple at T'ien-t'ai / Chang K'o-chiu.
Genre Literary collections.
Translations.
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (OCoLC)331103
(OCoLC)ocm00331103
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Birch, Cyril, 1925-
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