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Author Xingpei, Yuan

Title An Outline of Chinese Literature I
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
Series China Perspectives
China perspectives series.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword to the Chinese edition; Preface to the Chinese edition; PART I The characteristics of Chinese literature; 1 Poetry is the mainstream; 2 Upholding goodness; 3 The spirit of optimism; 4 The esthetics of conciseness; PART II The division of Chinese literature into time periods; 5 The basis for division into time periods; 6 The periods of Chinese literature; PART III The regional nature of Chinese literature and the geographical distribution of literary figures; 7 The regional nature of Chinese literature
8 The geographical distribution of Chinese writersPART IV The categories of Chinese literature; 9 Court literature; 10 Scholastic literature; 11 Urban literature; 12 Rural literature; PART V The allure of Chinese literature: the presence of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism in Chinese literature; 13 Confucian poetic doctrine and Chinese literature; 14 Chan Buddhism and Chinese literature; 15 The naturalism of Laozi, Zhuangzi and Chinese literature; PART VI The methods and media of the transmission of Chinese literature; 16 Oral and performance transmission
17 The invention of paper, copying, inscriptions and seeking preferment18 The invention of printing and the diffusion of literary works; PART VII Appreciation of Chinese literature; 19 Taste; 20 The artistic mood; 21 Focus; 22 Extensive gathering of knowledge; Interim summary; Afterword to the first Chinese edition; Afterword to the second Chinese edition; Index
Notes Print version record
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315277929