Reading Tao Yuanming: Shifiting Paradigms of Historical Reception (427-1900) - Harvard East Asian Monographs (Hardback)
  • Reading Tao Yuanming: Shifiting Paradigms of Historical Reception (427-1900) - Harvard East Asian Monographs (Hardback)
zoom

Reading Tao Yuanming: Shifiting Paradigms of Historical Reception (427-1900) - Harvard East Asian Monographs (Hardback)

(author)
£35.95
Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 02/09/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Tao Yuanming (365-427), although dismissed as a poet following his death, is now considered one of China's greatest writers. Over the centuries, portrayals of his life - some focusing on his eccentricity, others on his exemplary virtue - have elevated him to iconic status. This study of the posthumous reputation of a central figure in Chinese literary history, the mechanisms at work in the reception of his works, and the canonization of Tao himself and of particular readings of his works sheds light on the transformation of literature and culture in premodern China.It focuses on readers' interpretive negotiations with Tao's works and on changes in hermeneutical practices, critical vocabulary, and cultural demands, as well as the intervention of interested and influential readers, in order to trace the construction of Tao Yuanming. Driven by a dialogue on categories at the very heart of literati culture - reclusion, personality, and poetry - this cumulative process spanning fifteen centuries, the author argues, helps explain the very different pictures of Tao Yuanming and the divergent ways of reading his works across time and illuminates central issues animating premodern Chinese culture.

Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
ISBN: 9780674031845
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Robert Burns
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Deaths of the Poets
Added to basket
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Robert Graves
Added to basket
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket
The Sonnets
Added to basket
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Why Dylan Matters
Added to basket
The Terrible
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.