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How to Read A Chinese Poem: A Bilingual Anthology of Tang Poetry


How to Read A Chinese Poem: A Bilingual Anthology of Tang Poetry

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    Available in PDF Format | How to Read A Chinese Poem: A Bilingual Anthology of Tang Poetry.pdf | English
    Edward C. Chang(Author)
This bilingual edition of Tang poems offers a new approach toreading and understanding classical Chinese poetry. Included are nearly two hundred regulated verses written by the greatpoets of the Tang Dynasty, such as Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei,Li Shangyin, and Meng Haoran. For each poem, both traditionaland simplified Chinese characters are provided for cross reference.In addition to its literary translation, each poem is given abilingual annotation with respect to the literal meanings of each key word or phrase. The tone and pinyin transliteration of each Chinese character are also provided. Readers who are familiar with the pinyin system can learn to recite the original poem the way the Chinese read it.This book is designed to help the readers understand Tangpoems from a bilingual perspective. It may also be a helpfullearning tool for students who want to learn Chinese throughpoetry.

Edward C. Chang, Ph.D., is the author of "Walking into My World of Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. He is also the translator of The Best Chinese Ci Poems: A Bilingual Approach to Interpretation and Appreciation.

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Book details

  • PDF | 448 pages
  • Edward C. Chang(Author)
  • BookSurge Publishing; Bilingual edition (31 July 2007)
  • English
  • 7
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism
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  • By Mr. M. L. Morrisey on 4 May 2017

    Truly wonderful. Great introduction introducing the rule system poets followed and then emphasizes these rules throughout in each example. Poem given in simplified and traditional, stand alone and then broken down with pinyin and tones. Wonderful translations and great footnotes for cultural context. Cannot rate highly enough.

  • By V. Vexman on 6 June 2015

    Pretty well perfect introduction to Tang poetry -- each poem's text is given in traditional and simplified characters, with pinyin romanization, English translation, then on facing page a character-by-character analysis with literal translation. Book includes around 200 poems, short biographies, and a good introduction. If you can get hold of Kroll's DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL CHINESE as well, then you can have your own course in Classical Chinese poetry. (And Archie Barnes's CHINESE THROUGH POETRY.)

  • By hb on 31 October 2015

    As a student of Mandarin, I found this book to be an immensely interesting and useful introduction to Chinese poetry. Both traditional and modern characters and pinyin tone forms are given as well as English translation. The special tone patterns are well explained, so that you can more easily try to write your own poems using these as a guide.

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