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Sitting up at night and other Chinese poems

Lau Tak Cheuk.

Sitting up at night and other Chinese poems

by Lau Tak Cheuk.

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Published by The Chinese University in Hong Kong .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTak Cheuk Lau, compiler.
The Physical Object
Pagination59p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20710106M

In , one of 12 copies known in existence sold at auction for $, at Christie’s in New York City. In addition, Christie’s also auctioned off a poem Poe wrote to woo a married woman Author: Rudie Obias. Chinese Poetry. The earliest Chinese poetry begins with the Shih Ching, a collection of poems of varying length, drawn from all ranks of Chinese title Shih Ching is usually translated in English as The Book of Songs or sometimes as The means "song-words."Ching can mean "classic" or "traditional" or in the context of literature, it means "writings" or "scripture.".

Ms. Wang is the founder, editor and co-translator of 21st Century Chinese Poetry. Born in Taiwan, Meifu Wang earned her BA in foreign languages and world literature from National Taiwan University. Her poetry has appeared in various Chinese literary journals, in Seattle-area local newspapers, and in Denver Quarterly. Ms. A collection of ‘folk poems’ said to have been picked up from alleys and fields around China, The Book of Songs also functioned as satire, diplomacy and moral instruction, writes Martin Kern.

The three T'ang dynasty poets translated here are among the greatest literary figures of China, or indeed the world. Responding differently to their common times, Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu crystallize the immense variety of China and the Chinese poetic tradition and, across a distance of twelve hundred years, move the reader as it is rare for even poetry to do/5. Hughes wrote the cycle of poems about ‘Crow’ in the late s, and it was a far more experimental and avant-garde book than Hughes’s previous volumes of poetry. ‘King of Carrion’ is an accessible but representative poem from this enthralling if unsettling collection.


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Sitting up at night and other Chinese poems by Lau Tak Cheuk. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sitting Up at Night and Other Chinese Poems Paperback – Janu by Tak Cheuk Lau (Editor)Format: Paperback. Sitting up at night and other Chinese poems.

[Tak Cheuk Lau] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Print book: Poetry: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects. Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translationsmany new and exclusive to the bookby an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songsancient folk songs said to have/5. A Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems. In making this book I have tried to avoid poems which have been translated before. A hundred and forty of those I have chosen have not been translated by any one else.

Being on Duty all night in the Palace and dreaming of the Hsien-yu Temple. Passing T'ien-mēn Street in Ch'ang-an and seeing a. Is like a spring gale, come up in the night, Blowing open the petals of ten thousand peartrees.

It enters the pearl blinds, it wets the silk curtains; A fur coat feels cold, a cotton mat flimsy; Bows become rigid, can hardly be drawn And the metal of armour congeals on the men; The sand-sea deepens with fathomless ice.

Sitting Alone on Jingting Shan Hill Li Bai. Crowd birds high fly utmost Lonely cloud alone go idle Mutual watch both not tire Only be Jingting Shan A flock of birds is flying high in the distance, A lonely cloud drifts idly on its own.

Alternative translation and Chinese text. Other Chinese poems about Nature. This index lists anonymous works and those by poets without their own page on the site.

Each poem indexed below appears in characters, pinyin, and literal and literary English translation; alternatively, the English translations are collected on one page here. New: I've prepared a new edition of the book of Du Fu translations, which you can buy by clicking on the cover (right).

The book contains all four texts of each poem (simplified Chinese, pinyin, gloss and translation). The printing from the new publisher (lulu) is good quality, and larger pages compared to the previous edition allow improvements in the layout - most poems fit on to two facing. View Chinese text in traditional characters.

Other Chinese poems about Nature and Spring. Note: the brocade city is Chengdu, in south-west China. This poem is volume (juàn)no.

41 in the Complete Tang Poems (quán táng shī). It is translated on pp. of Owen and p. 61 of Hinton, and as poem 70 in Watson, p.

85 and poem CLXXXVII in Hung, p. In deepest night before the palace voices sing. Her rosy cheeks aren't old, but first love has been cut, Leaning, wreathed in smoke, she sits until the dawn.

(For those who want to dive straight into Chinese poetry without the analysis, I would recommend books such as Wai-lim Yip's which provide the Chinese poem, word-for-word glosses, ideas on translation and then you can use digital tools to look at particular characters/words.) What I really love about this book is the incremental approach/5(26).

Poet-essayist Kenneth Rexroth () was a high-school dropout, disillusioned ex-Communist, pacifist, anarchist, rock-climber, critic and translator, mentor, Catholic-Buddhist spiritualist and a prominent figure of San Francisco's Beat is regarded as a central figure of the San Francisco Renaissance and is among the first American poets to explore traditional Japanese forms such /5(27).

This collection, as stated, is a classic, and had a very high importance for later Japanese works. Much of the Chinese poetry quoted by Heian writers comes from compilations like this one. In fact, almost all of the Chinese poems in 'Genji Monogatari' are here.

The Wakan Roei Shu was also extensively quoted and used later in the Noh theatre plays. In this post, we are going to learn another famous Tang poem ” Quiet Night Thoughts” (静夜思) (jìng yè sī) written by the poet Li, Bai (李白) (lǐ bái).

If you wish to learn more Tang poems, please search on this website with keyword “Tang poem” or check out Tang poem play list on WenJunior Education YouTube Channel.

Li, Bai is one of the best poets during Tang dynasty. 31 files and poems by Dec1, Classical Chinese Poetry. Book of Odes; Poems by Qu Yuan; Selected Poems from Royal Conservatory Songs of Western Han Dynasty.

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) An Anthology of Ancient Chinese Poems by Qu Yuan and Other Poets (Penguin Classics) Qu Yuan.

out of 5 stars Paperback. The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry Jonathan Chaves. out of 5 stars 2. Paperback. Zen Poems. Sharing a Mountain Hut with a Cloud. A lonely hut on the mountain-peak towering above a thousand others; One half is occupied by an old monk and the other by a cloud: Last night it was stormy and the cloud was blown away; After all a cloud could not equal the old man's quiet way.

Li Bai (b – d) is one of the most famous poets in Chinese history. He was a contemporary of Du Fu (b–d) during the Tang Dynasty and the Golden Age of Chinese Poetry. He wandered from place to place for most of his life, drinking and writing. Leading the.

Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins.

Shelves: chinese, poetry Translations are problematic in general, and translations of classical Chinese poetry are particularly difficult (I discuss some of the reasons for this in my review of a book of translations of some of Wang Wei's poems/5. A selection of funny poems which you will find funny and will make you smile.

These poems are full of humor whilst being short enough to remember! There once was a man from Peru. Who dreamed he was eating his shoe. He woke up at night. With a terrible fright. To find out his dream had come true! Our school trip was a special occasion.A collection of translated classical Chinese poems might seem like a rather academic, dry, book targeted towards a professional readership and not something newsworthy for the mass media, however, David Hinton is considered the dean of scholars of Chinese poetry and what he has provided us here is a consummate and rewarding volume for anyone interested in poetry, even those without a specific /5.Chinese poetry is poetry written, spoken, or chanted in the Chinese this last term comprises Classical Chinese, Standard Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, and other historical and vernacular forms of the language, its poetry generally falls into one of two primary types, Classical Chinese poetry and Modern Chinese poetry.

Poetry has consistently been held in extremely.