The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry

The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry

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1996
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0802134777
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9780802134776
First published in 1937.
The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the orig
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Arthur Waley C.B.E., F.B.S. was a distinguished authority on Chinese language and literature. He was honoured many times for his translations from the Chinese and received the Queen's medal for poetry in 1953. His many books include Chinese Poems, Japanese Poetry, The Tale of Genji, The Way and Its Power, The Real Tripitaka and Yuan Mei....more