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Anthology of Chinese Literature 1967


Title: Anthology of Chinese Literature
Author: Cyril Birch
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1967
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. In dust-jacket, tanned but clean pages.

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Add a classic vintage Penguin book yo your bookshelf with this 1967 edition of Anthology of Chinese Literature. "Moving roughly chronologically, An Anthology of Chinese Literature gathers texts according to genres, themes, forms, and other groupings to show the way essential texts build off one another and how the tradition echoes itself. Including a range of forms - songs, letters, anecdotes, stories, plays, political oratory, traditional literary theory, and more - the anthology's innovative structure breaks new ground by providing a previously unavailable view of the interplay between Chinese literature, culture, and history to alert non-Chinese readers to what premodern Chinese readers would have noticed instinctively. Helpful apparatus, including a general introduction describing the evolution of Chinese literature, a note on translation, period introductions, a timeline, and interpretive commentary, make the tradition accessible not only to the student of Chinese literature but also to the general reader." Just one of the many classic, collectible, vintage books available on our online used bookstore.