The Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B.C.-A.D.18) by David R. KnechtgesThe Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B.C.-A.D.18) by David R. Knechtges

The Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B.C.-A.D.18)

byDavid R. Knechtges

Paperback | December 18, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info

$41.16

Earn 206 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

An attempt at an analysis in depth of the work of Yang Hsiung (53 BC-AD 18), and of the Fu or rhapsody (a mixture of rhythmical prose passages interspersed with free, rhymed verse). Yang Hsiung has figured prominently in Chinese literary history, though he is better known for his philosophical and historical writings than for his literary work. Professor Knechtges shows that Yang is important in the development of the Fu, a poetic genre popular in the Former Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8) and the mastery of which brought him recognition and honours at the imperial court. The work and development of the genre are analysed from a modern critical viewpoint. Professor Knechtges' book will be of interest to specialists in Chinese literature and to historians of the Han period.
Title:The Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B.C.-A.D.18)Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521103460

ISBN - 13:9780521103466

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B.C.-A.D.18)

Reviews

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Rhapsody before Yang Hsiung; 3. The 'Sweet Springs' and 'Ho-tung' Rhapsodies; 4. The 'Barricade Hunt' and 'Ch'ang-yang' Rhapsodies; 5. The Rhapsody Criticized and Reformed; 6. Epilogue.