The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

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The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.... some of the highest government officials had cheated in an imperial poetry writing contest), the humor may elude us. What is distinctive about humor in Chinese literature is not the form it takes, the range of topics it covers, or the mechanismsanbsp;...

Title:The Columbia History of Chinese Literature
Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13

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