How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook

How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook

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Designed to work with the acclaimed course text How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, the How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook introduces classical Chinese to advanced beginners and learners at higher levels, teaching them how to appreciate Chinese poetry in its original form. Also a remarkable stand-alone resource, the volume illuminates Chinaa€™s major poetic genres and themes through one hundred well-known, easy-to-recite works. Each of the volumea€™s twenty units contains four to six classical poems in Chinese, English, and tone-marked pinyin romanization, with comprehensive vocabulary notes and prose poem translations in modern Chinese. Subsequent comprehension questions and comments focus on the artistic aspects of the poems, while exercises test readersa€™ grasp of both classical and modern Chinese words, phrases, and syntax. An extensive glossary cross-references classical and modern Chinese usage, characters and compounds, and multiple character meanings, and online sound recordings are provided for each poem and its prose translation free of charge. A list of literary issues addressed throughout completes the volume, along with phonetic transcriptions for entering-tone characters, which appear in Tang and Songa€“regulated shi poems and lyric songs.12) to the late long ci poems on objects (chap. 15), we can ... Shi, sao, and fu poems usually rhyme on even-number lines, and often the same rhyme is employed for most, if not all, of a poem (probably owing to an abundance of homonyms).

Title:How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook
Author: Zong-qi Cai, Jie Cui
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-03-06

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