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The Selected Poems of Li Po
by Li Po, et al


New Directions
Paperback - 134 pages
(May 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
by acclaimed translator of Tu Fu Read more

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The Clouds Should Know Me by Now : Buddhist Poet Monks of China
by Red Pine(Editor), et al


Wisdom Publications
Paperback - 208 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Gary Snyder brought the Chinese Zen poet Han-Shan (Cold Mountain) to prominence through translations that struck a cord with Zen enthusiasts and back-to-nature mystics alike. Now Red Pine, Mike O'Connor, and four other translators have breathed life into the literary descendants of Han-Shan, poet... Read more

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Maples in the Mist : Poems for Children from the Tang Dynasty
by Minfong Ho(Editor), et al


Lothrop Lee & Shepard
Hardcover - 24 pages
(September 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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The Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) is often referred to as the Golden Age of China. Poems from that era are widely considered the finest classical poems in China's 2000 year history. Translator Minfong Ho has assembled a collection of simple poems which were traditionally taught to children and will... Read more

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Five T'ang Poets (Field Translation Series)
by David Young(Translator), et al


Oberlin College Press
Paperback
(March 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Parnassus
"Phenomenal. Among a half-dozen publications of poetry which, since 1980, have given me the greatest delight to reread" Read more

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The Zen Works of Stonehouse : Poems and Talks of a Fourteenth-Century Chinese Hermit
by Ch'Ing-Hung, et al


Mercury House
Paperback - 192 pages
(April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
James Grob, June 10, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Writings of Stonehouse:learn from a truly great zen teacher
Red Pine(the translator) is an american with years of study in Taiwan. His translations(the poetry in this volume a superb re-working of his earlier version)are like a clear window through which we can see the day-to-day living of a fully enlightened zen master. This volume includes considerable... Read more

 


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One Hundred Poems from the Chinese (New Directions Book)
by Kenneth Rexroth(Translator)


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 146 pages
(June 1971)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
incl 35 poems by Tu Fu & other later poets Read more

7.   Chinese Poetry : An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres
by Wai-Lim Yip(Editor)


Duke Univ Pr (Txt)
Paperback - 360 pages
2nd Rev edition (June 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
phoenix363@hotmail.com , June 4, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
Nice anthology of ancient as well as Tang and Song poetry
This splendid volume was my first serious introduction to the beauty of Chinese poetry. Yip begins his anthology with the classics of Chinese literature such as the "Book of History"and "Book of Poetry". What most pleased me, however, was that he dedicates a significant portion... Read more

 


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The Art of Writing : Teachings of the Chinese Masters
by Tony Barnstone(Editor), et al


Shambhala Pubns
Paperback - 94 pages
(May 1996)
   
Amazon.com
"Use very straight speech/ without design or calculation." Advice modern day politicos would find impossible to follow, but a good adage for writers needing a reminder to keep things simple and clear. Such tips are scattered throughout The Art of Writing, a collection of ancient Chinese... Read more

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The Book of Songs
by Arthur Waley(Translator), Joseph R. Allen (Editor)


Grove Press
Paperback - 388 pages
(September 1996)
   

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One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese : Love and the Turning Year
by Kenneth Rexroth(Compiler)


W W Norton & Co
Paperback
(October 1970)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, April 5, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
An Authority on the subject
Rexroth was first introduced to me by my high school teacher while we were studying Chinese literature. At first, I couldn't quite understand what was so great about Chinese poems, why Li Po and Tu Fu, and many others are so greatly admired. After this, I've come to a much better understanding of... Read more

 


11.   Island : Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940
by Him Mark Lai, et al


University of Washington Press
Paperback - 174 pages
Reprint edition (June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, April 19, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
sadness spoken from the walls
This is a collection of poetry salvaged from the walls of the barracks on Angel Island, where Chinese immigrants were detained between 1910 and 1940. Poems are in both English and Chinese. In addition to the poems, the editors provide an introduction to early Chinese immigration, and there are... Read more

 


12.   Selected Poems of Su Tung-P'O
by Su Tung-P'O, Burton Watson (Translator)


Copper Canyon Pr
Paperback - 145 pages
(July 1994)
   
From Book News, Inc. , December 1, 1994
Burton Watson is our greatest translator of classical Chinese poetry, and here he presents 115 poems by the greatest poet of the Sung dynasty, Su Shih, more commonly known by his literary name, Su Tung-p'o. Many of the poems originally appeared in Su Tung-p'o: Selections from a Sung Dynasty Poet... Read more

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The Selected Poems of T'Ao Ch'Ien
by T'Ao Ch'Ien, et al


Copper Canyon Pr
Paperback
(May 1993)
   
Book Description
Chinese, tr David Hinton Read more

14.   Sunflower Splendor : Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry
by Wu-Chi Liu(Editor), Irving Yucheng Lo (Editor)


Indiana Univ Pr
Paperback - 634 pages
Reissue edition (November 1990)
   
Table of Poems from Poem FinderŪ
A Visit To The Broken Hill Temple by Ch'ang Chien
Tune: The Beautiful Lady Yu Spring Sorrow by Ch'en Liang
Tune: Water Dragon's Chant Loathsome Spring by Ch'en Liang
Impressions Of Things Encountered: 001 by Ch'en Tzu-ang
Impressions Of Things Encountered: 002 by Ch'en Tzu-ang
Impressions Of Things... Read more

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Penguin Book of Zen Poetry
by Lucien Stryk, Takashi Ikemoto (Editor)


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback
Reprint edition (April 1988)
   

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Landscape over Zero (New Directions Paperbook, 831)
by Pei-Tao, et al


New Directions
Paperback - 103 pages
(October 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
J.P.Seaton , October 23, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Due credit to the translators, please
Without the brilliance of David Hinton and Yanbing Chen we wouldn't know, we couldn't know how great Bei Dao is. Bei Tao may be China's first Noble Laureate in Literature. If so he'll have these fine translators to thank for making his work so convincingly available in a major Western language. Read more

 


17.   Zen Poems of China & Japan : The Crane's Bill (An Evergreen Book)
by Lucien Stryk(Translator), et al


Grove Press
Paperback - 143 pages
Reissue edition (February 1988)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Paul , December 1, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
a must read for the expanding mind
This is in my top ten favorites to read and re-read. I was lucky to have actually find this book laying around, now I feel it has actually found me. Read more

 


18.   A Drifting Boat : An Anthology of Chinese Zen Poetry
by Jerome P. Seaton, Dennis Maloney (Editor)


White Pine Pr
Paperback
(June 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
new translations from Chinese Zen poets Read more

19.   The End of the Chinese 'Middle Ages' : Essays in Mid-Tang Literary Culture
by Stephen Owen


Stanford Univ Pr (S)
Paperback - 209 pages
(October 1996)
   

20.   Women Poets of China (New Directions Paperbook, 528)
by Kenneth Rexroth(Editor), Ling Chung (Photographer)


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 150 pages
Reissue edition (November 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, October 23, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
One of the greatest collaborative translations ever
An exciting selection of poems by known and previously unknown women poets. Ling Chung's scholarship and sensitivity gave the late great Kenneth Rexroth the insight and inspiration to outdo himself here. Buy two copies and give one to a friend. Read more

 


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Maples in the Mist : Children's Poems from the Tang Dynasty
by Minfong Ho(Translator), et al


Lothrop Lee & Shepard
Library Binding
(September 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Chinese children have always learned to read by memorizing poetry, and the poems of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) are widely accepted as the best classical poems in China's two-thousand-year literary history. "The supreme beauty of Tang Dynasty poetry is captured in lucid translations and charming... Read more

22.   Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry
by Michelle Mi-Hsi Yeh(Editor)


Yale Univ Pr
Paperback
Reissue edition (February 1994)
   
Book Description
This book is the first comprehensive anthology in English of modern Chinese poetry. More than three hundred poems written by sixty-five poets from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, are included, many translated into English for the first time. The anthology also features a lengthy introduction,... Read more

23.   I Don't Bow to Buddhas : Selected Poems of Yuan Mei
by Mei Yuan, et al


Copper Canyon Pr
Paperback - 109 pages
(April 1997)
   
Book Description
China's most popular classical poet Read more

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Songs of Gold Mountain : Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown
by Marlon K. Hom, Marion K. Hom


Univ California Press
Paperback
(November 1992)
   
David R. Mayer, Asian Folklore Studies
"A good introduction to the Chinese American experience and literature through the songs of a particular area. . . . It would make an exciting text." Read more

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Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing
by J. Thomas Rimer(Translator), et al


Columbia Univ Pr
Hardcover - 272 pages
0 edition (May 15, 1997)
   
Burton Watson
A collection of gems from Chinese and Japanese poetry, a guide to poetic themes and their approved manner of treatment, a gold mine of literary allusions, a potently prestigious text for intoning or inscribing. . . . Through this new translation, the first of its kind, readers of English can now... Read more

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