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Chinese Poetry Collections - Book of Songs, Chu CI, Three Hundred Tang Poems, Quantangshi, the Selected Poems of Du Fu, Facing the Moon (Paperback) Loot Price: R186
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Chinese Poetry Collections - Book of Songs, Chu CI, Three Hundred Tang Poems, Quantangshi, the Selected Poems of Du Fu, Facing...
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Chapters: Book of Songs, Chu Ci, Three Hundred Tang Poems, Quantangshi, the Selected Poems of Du Fu, Facing the Moon, One Hundred Poems From the Chinese. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 32. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Book of Songs (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Sh Jng; Wade-Giles: Shih Ching), translated variously as the Classic of Poetry, or the Book of Odes, is the earliest existing collection of Chinese poems. It comprises 305 poems, some possibly written as early as 1000 BC. It forms part of the Five Classics. The Book of Songs is the best source for the daily lives, hopes, complaints and beliefs of ordinary people in the early Zhou period. Over half of the poems are said to have originally been popular songs. They concern basic human problems such as love, marriage, work, and war. Others include court poems, and legendary accounts praising the founders of the Zhou dynasty. Included are also hymns used in sacrificial rites, and songs used by the arisotracy in their sacrificial ceremonies or at banquets. The poems of Book of Songs have strict patterns in both rhyme and rhythm, make much use of imagery, and tend to be short; they set the pattern for later Chinese poetry. The Book of Songs is regarded as a revered Confucius classic, and has been studied and memorized by centuries of scholars in China. The popular songs were seen as good keys to understanding the troubles of the common people, and were often read as allegories; complaints against lovers were seen as complaints against faithless rulers, for example. Confucius was supposed to have selected and edited the poems from a much larger body of material. The collection is divided into three parts according to their genre, namely feng, ya and song, with the ya genre further divided into "smal...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=391378

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-61798-2
Barcode: 9781158617982
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LSN: 1-158-61798-4

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