By Yuan Xingpei

Different from past researches weighted towards historic description and person author and paintings, this ebook establishes a common analytical approach and a multi-angled method to check chinese language literature.

In historical China, there has been no certain notion of natural literature. contemplating either sleek rules of literature and the corresponding conventional suggestion, this e-book generally discusses Shi and Fu poetry, Ci poems and Qu verses, novels and essays. The 4 chapters take care of the origins, evolutions, constructions and kinds of a number of the genres respectively, interpreting a few consultant works. it is worthy pointing out that the e-book is written from someone viewpoint. in accordance with his personal appreciation as a reader, the writer expresses the intensity of his a number of comparable impressions on chinese language literature. moreover, it conveys many clean issues of perspectives, to be able to increase and encourage similar researches.

This ebook will entice students and scholars of chinese language literature and comparative literature. people who find themselves attracted to chinese language literature and chinese language tradition also will take advantage of this book.

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