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By Zong-qi Cai

Wenxin diaolong via Liu Xie (ca. 465-ca. 521) is arguably the main complicated and entire paintings of literary feedback in old China. for hundreds of years it has intrigued and encouraged chinese language literati, and glossy English-speaking students have additionally chanced on it an enormous resource for inquiries into conventional chinese language poetics and aesthetics. the current quantity of ten essays is the 1st book-length examine in English of this vintage work.

The first components of the booklet specialise in cultural traditions, exhibiting how Liu canonized the chinese language literary culture, assessing the place Liu's paintings stands in that culture, and demonstrating his accounts to the highbrow currents of his time. The 3rd half explores Liu's conception of literary construction by utilizing modern severe views to research Liu's perception of mind's eye. The fourth half offers 3 certain reviews of Liu's perspectives on rhetoric: a detailed interpreting of his bankruptcy on rhetorical parallelism, a dialogue of his personal use of parallelism as a method of study and textual construction, and an research of his perspectives on alterations and continuities in chinese language literary kinds. The ebook concludes with a serious survey of Asian-language scholarship on Wenxin diaolong during this century.

The members are Zong-qi Cai, Kang-i sunlight Chang, Ronald Egan, Wai-yee Li, Shuen-fu Lin, Richard John Lynn, Victor H. Mair, Stephen Owen, Andrew H. Plaks, Maureen Robertson, and Zhang Shaokang.

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