Stone Lake: The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193 by J. D. SchmidtStone Lake: The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193 by J. D. Schmidt

Stone Lake: The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193

byJ. D. Schmidt

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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Stone Lake is the first translation and study in a Western language of the poetry of Fan Chengda, one of the most famous Chinese poets of the twelfth century. For the nonspecialist reader the main attraction of the book will be the translations of Fan Chengda's poetry, which make up almost half of the text, and includes poems on such familiar themes as the Chinese countryside, peasant life, Buddhism, and growing old. The more technical part of the book contains a biography of the poet, a discussion of his affiliation with poets of the generation before him, a detailed analysis of his style, and discussion of the major themes of his work. This work is the first representative sampling of Fan's work in any Western language.

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Title:Stone Lake: The Poetry of Fan Chengda 1126-1193Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052103275X

ISBN - 13:9780521032759

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Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Biography and Critical Study: 1. The life of Fan Chengda; 2. The formative period; 3. Jiangxi wit and Fan Chengda; 4. Buddhism and the dharma of sleep; 5. The mountains and rivers; 6. The fields and gardens; 7. The poetry of patriotism; Part II. Translations: 8. Early verse (ca. 1150-1155); 9. In Huizhou (1156-1160); 10. In and out of the capital (1160-1172); 11. To the deep South and far West (1172-1177); 12. Old age and retirement (1177-1193); Notes; Bibliography; Index.