The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature (Translations from the Asian Classics) (Abridged / Paperback)

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By Victor Mair (Editor)
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This shorter anthology retains the characteristics of the original in that it is arranged according to genre rather than chronology and interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes. It also contains fresh translations by newer voices in the field.

About the Author


Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese languages and literature in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his many publications are Tun-huang Popular Narratives; Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis; T'ang Transformation Texts: A Study of the Buddhist Contribution to the Rise of Vernacular Fiction and Drama in China; Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way; and (with J. P. Mallory) The Tarim Mummies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231119993
ISBN-10: 0231119992
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2001
Pages: 704
Language: English
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics