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Author Graham, William T., Verfasser., author

Title ʻThe lament for the Southʼ : Yü Hsin's ʻAi Chiang-nan fuʼ / William T. Graham, Jr
Published Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1980
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Description 1 online resource (234 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in Chinese history, literature, and institutions
Cambridge studies in Chinese history, literature, and institutions.
Summary The Ai Chiang-nan fu by the sixth-century poet Yu Hsin is one of the most famous and difficult of all Chinese medieval poems. It relates in a highly allegorical and elliptical manner the fall of the Liang dynasty, which the poet served. The poem belongs to the genre of the fu; rhapsodical, elegiac works written in an irregular metre. It is, however not at all typical of the genre, which is more often associated with descriptions of hunting parks, sacrifices, plants and birds. The poem thus deserves study both for its literary merits and for its uniqueness. Dr Graham provides a translation of the poem with a very detailed literary and historical commentary. Most previous studies of the fu have concentrated on the Han period but Dr Graham offers an extended discussion in any language of the genre in the period of the six dynasties (222-589). The book also includes an introduction to the history of the period
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Subject Yu, Xin, 513-581. Ai Chiang-nan fu
China -- History -- Liang dynasty, 502-557 -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Yu, Xin, 513-581. Ai Chiang-nan fu. English & Chinese. 1980
ISBN 9780511759789