Chinese poetry

Chinese Poetry in this blog

This page is an index that organizes the various Chinese poetry entries in this blog and also lists sources that I have consulted and that you may enjoy.

Li Bai (Li Po, Li T’ai Po)

Meng Haoran (Mèng Hàorán, Meng Hao-jan, Meng Hau-ran)

Su Tung-P’o (Su Dongpo, Su Shi)

Tao Qian (T’ao Ch’ien, Tao Yuanming)

Wang Wei

from Wang Wei’s “Wang River Collection”

more Chinese poetry translations in this blog Also: Translation — “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu

Further reading

Note: The entries here are linked, via the ISBN number, to Wikipedia’s Book Sources. If you scroll down their page you can find multiple, worldwide sources from which to buy new or used books, to trade them with other readers, or to check them out of libraries.

Websites with Chinese text and word-by-word English

Chinese Poems, a beautiful site with many poems in Chinese text with word-by-word English and an idiomatic English translation. Also, book reviews, links, and language study resources.

Tang Shi — 300 Tang Poems, from Wengu — Chinese Classics and Poems. Select the link at the top for a type of verse or for a poet, then hover mouse over any Chinese word for a basic definition — or click for a more extended one. Read from top to bottom, right to left. The same site has Shi Jing — The Book of Songs.

Bilingual anthologies with word-by-word English from which you can construct your own translation

Johnson, Stephen. Fifty Tang Poems. Johnson, Stephen. Fifty Tang Poems. San Francisco: Pocketscholar Press, 2000. ISBN 0-9679453-0-5.

Greg Whincup, The Heart or Chinese Poetry Whincup, Greg. The Heart of Chinese Poetry. Garden City: Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1987. ISBN 0-385-23967-X.

Yip, Wai-Lim. Chinese Poetry. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8223-1946-2.

Other bilingual anthologies

Red Pine, Poems of the Masters Pine, Red. Poems of the Masters. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2003. ISBN 1-55659-195-0.

Anthologies in English translation

Barnstone, Tony and Chou Ping. The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry Barnstone, Tony and Chou Ping. The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry. Garden City: Anchor, 2005. ISBN 0-385-72198-6. This book has an online supplement.

Kenneth Rexroth, One hundred poems from the Chinese Rexroth, Kenneth. One Hundred Poems from the Chinese. New York: New Directions, 1971. ISBN 0-8112-0180-5.

Kenneth Rexroth, One hundred more poems from the Chinese Rexroth, Kenneth. One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1970. ISBN 0-8112-0179-1.

Seaton, JP. The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry. Seaton, JP. The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry. Boulder: Shambhala, 2006. ISBN 1-57062-862-9.

Arthur Waley, 170 Chinese Poems Waley, Arthur. A Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems. Sandwich: Chapman Billies, 1997. ISBN 0-939-218-17-8.

Arthur Waley, Chinese Poems Waley, Arthur. Chinese Poems. New York: Dover Publications, 2000. ISBN 0-486-41102-8.

Watson, Burton. The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry. Watson, Burton. The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984. ISBN 0-231-05683-4.

Weinberger, Eliot. The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry Weinberger, Eliot. The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2004. ISBN 0-8112-1605-5. (Translations by William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, and David Hinton — with helpful introduction and source material on Chinese poetics.)

T’ang Dynasty in English

Arthur Cooper. Li Po and Tu Fu. Arthur Cooper. Li Po and Tu Fu. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1973. ISBN 0-14-044272-3.

Graham, A.C. Poems of the Late T'ang Graham, A.C. Poems of the Late T’ang. Harmondsworth Eng.: Penguin, 1977. ISBN 0-14-044157-3.

Young, David. Five Tʻang Poets. Young, David. Five Tʻang Poets. Oberlin: Oberlin College Press, 1990. ISBN 0-932440-55-X.

Wang Wei

Weinberger, Eliot and Octavio Paz. Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei. Weinberger, Eliot and Octavio Paz. Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei. Mt. Kisco: Moyer Bell, 1987. ISBN 0-918825-14-8.

Yu, Pauline. The Poetry of Wang Wei Yu, Pauline. The Poetry of Wang Wei. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980. 0-253-17772-3.

General anthologies of Chinese literature

Owen, Stephen. An Anthology of Chinese Literature. Owen, Stephen. An Anthology of Chinese Literature. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. ISBN 0-393-97106-6.

Chinese Poetics

Liu, James. The Art of Chinese Poetry Liu, James. The Art of Chinese Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966. ISBN 0-226-48687-7.

Watson, Burton. Early Chinese Literature Watson, Burton. Early Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962. ISBN 0-231-08671-7.

Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century, with translations. Watson, Burton. Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century, with translations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971. ISBN 0-231-03465-2.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s