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A Book of Chinese Verse

A.R. Davis

Publication Year: 1990

This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

Title Page, Copyright Page

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CONTENTS

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pp. v-

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FOREWORD

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pp. vii-viii

This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese culture, issuing in this collection of translations of Chinese poetry, just 50 years ago. ...

PREFACE (in Chinese)

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pp. ix-

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-26

This anthology was not compiled with the object of illustrating the history of poetry in China. The two translators worked together over a number of years, translating at their will until the pages grew. In the end they produced a selection of Chinese verse, ranging more widely than most which have yet appeared, ...

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

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pp. 27-54

Titles in guillemets (« ») indicate poems in the yueh fu or tz'ŭ song-forms, the latter being indicated by the addition of the word 'To (see pp 67 and 119) Biographical notes of poets are followed by the verses selected in this book and their page numbers. ...

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES (in Chinese)

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pp. 55-84

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF CHINESE HISTORICAL PERIODS

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pp. 85-

THE VERSES AND THEIR TRANSLATIONS

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pp. 86-230

NOTES

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pp. 231-234

INDEX OF POETS

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pp. 235-236


E-ISBN-13: 9789882200425
Print-ISBN-13: 9789622092280

Page Count: 246
Publication Year: 1990