Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry

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Wuji Liu, Irving Yucheng Lo
Indiana University Press, 1990 - Poetry - 634 pages
A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. "This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, immediately accessible." -- Publishers Weekly "Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language." -- The New York Times Book Review "This remarkably fine anthology should remain standard for a long time." -- Library Journal ..". excellent translations by divers hands. Open to any page and listen to the still, sad music... " -- Washington Post Bookworld
 

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Wide-ranging collection with excellent notes, but the translations are by and large boring and academic. Read full review

Contents

The Legacy of Shih and
1
South Mount Soaring High tr c h wang
7
The Fourth Month tr c h wang
13
Selections tr wuchi liu
19
Anonymous
26
Anonymous
30
Tsai Yen c A D 200
36
A Song tr ronald c miao
43
Ripples Sifting Sand tr daniel bryant
303
Journeying to the Village tr irving y lo
306
Chiang Linchi Treats Me to Mudfish tr jonathan
312
On Hearing that Holders of the Chinshih Degree
318
Prelude to Allure Goddesses tr jerome p seaton
324
Song of Picking MulberryRecollections
330
In the Mountains tr jan w walls
335
Butterflies Lingering over Flowers tr anyan tang
341

Roaming Immortal tr ronald c miao
48
Passing Chienhsi in the Year Yissu 405
54
Climbing a Solitary Islet in the River tr francis westbrook
60
Pao Chao ?466
66
Four Recollections tr richard b mather
70
Expanding Horizons and the Full Flowering of the Shih
81
Chen Tzuang 661702
88
Meng Haojan 689740
92
Suffering from Heat tr hugh m sttmson
98
Seeing Meng Haojan Off to Kuangling tr paul kroll
101
A Farewell Song
108
Kao Shih 7027765
114
Chiang Village Two Selections tr irving y lo
120
Meandering River Two Poems tr irving y lo
127
Seven Songs Written While Living at Tungku
133
Written on the Thirtieth Day Ninth Month
139
Saying Farewell to Supervisor
144
Ku Kuang 725?c 814
150
Yi c 749c 829
157
After Passing the Examination tr irving y lo
164
Sentiments at Autumn Eleven Poems tr charles hartman 765
170
The Pond in a Bowl Five Poems tr kenneth o hanson
185
The Officer at the Rapids tr charles hartman
188
Sorrowing for the Past at Western Pass Mountain tr daniel
196
Watching the Wheatreapers tr irving y lo
202
On a Moonlit Night Sent to My Brothers and Sisters
208
Reading the Collected Works of Li Po and Tu
209
On Covering the Bones of Chang Chin the Hired
215
Mourning My Son tr angela jung palandri
221
Evening tr Stephen owen
227
About Horse Two Selections tr irving y lo
235
Fallen Flowers tr james j y liu
241
A Song of Wildfire tr william r schultz
247
A Southern Song tr william r schultz
252
Preface
259
Lo Yin 833909
266
Spoken to Pines and Bamboos tr robin d s yates
281
An Occasional Poem tr irving y lo
286
Summer Night tr edward h schafer
292
Ku Hsiung ft 928
297
Drinking at the Lake First Its Sunny tr irving y lo
347
Water Dragons Chant tr james j y liu
349
Following the Rhymes of Chang Hsiin
355
Six ToughiesWritten After the Roses
361
Tipsy in the Flowers Shade tr eugene eoyang
367
Early Summer Waking from a Nap tr sherwin s s fu
373
Passing By Waterwheel Bay tr jonathan chaves
374
The Rain Cleared and the Breeze and Sunshine
380
Immortal at the Magpie BridgeOn Hearing
386
Written While Lying on My Pillow tr wuchi liu
389
Groping for FishWritten at Hsiaoshan
395
Chiang Kuei 115571235?
401
Palegolden Willows tr chiang yee
403
PART V
409
A Sprig of FlowersNot Bowing
415
Song of the Lunar Palace
418
Chang Kochiu 126571345?
425
Slow ChantHan
429
Sheep on Mountain Slope
438
Rapt with Wine Loudly Singing
445
Greeting the Immortal Guest
451
PART VI
457
Lin Hung c 1383
463
Wine Cup and Bright Moon tr irving y lo
466
A Parable tr irving y lo
472
Song of River CityOn a Kite
475
Arriving After Rain tr richard john lynn
481
Remembering the Lady of ChinAt
483
Chao Yi 17271814
490
Decorous and Pretty tr anyan tang
496
Recuperating in Chang Villa tr irving y lo
503
To Try to Find tr irving y lo
505
Su Manshu 18841918
511
On Hearing the News of the Japanese Surrender
517
Bibliography
523
Background on Poets and Poems
533
Wang Yucheng 9541001
582
Tunetitles and Translations
623
Index of Authors
629
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