Chinese Literature, Ancient And Classical by André LévyChinese Literature, Ancient And Classical by André Lévy

Chinese Literature, Ancient And Classical

byAndré Lévy, William H.jr. Nienhauser

Paperback | March 5, 2007

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André Lévy provides a "picture of Chinese literature of the past" that brilliantly illustrates the four great literary genres of China: the classics, prose, poetry, and the literature of entertainment. His discussion of approximately 120 vivid translations combines personal insights with innovative historical accounts in a genre-based approach that moves beyond the typical chronology of dynasties. Renowned scholar William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translated Lévy's work from the French and returned to the original Chinese for the texts. This informative, engaging, and eminently readable introduction to the three millennia of traditional Chinese literature is highly recommended for students and general readers.

André Lévy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bordeaux. William H. Nienhauser, Jr., is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Title:Chinese Literature, Ancient And ClassicalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:March 5, 2007Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253213657

ISBN - 13:9780253213655


Editorial Reviews

"As a general introduction for the lay reader... Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical works well, with the fast-pace and engaging short extracts providing excellent motivation.", 11/23/2010