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Li Bai & Du Fu (Simplified characters)

LI Bai DU Fu
Cheng & Tsui
English, Chinese
70 x 100mm
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Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative approach to studying the writings of China’s most revered classical poets.

In this volume, Tang poetry expert Zu-yan Chen has artfully compiled and annotated twenty-six poems of Li and Du in their original, classical Chinese. Organized by poet and by themes such as 'Moon Poetry', 'Wine Drinking Poetry', and 'War Poetry', each poem is accompanied by a short essay of analysis and appreciation in contemporary Chinese, which discusses the poem’s linguistic, historical, literary, and philosophical aspects. Together these poems and essays encourage students to assimilate the subtleties of both contemporary and classical Chinese language. Audio recordings of the poems in this volume are available for sale in audio CD format and as downloadable files.

Combined with biographical and historical background in both Chinese and English, exercises in translation and comprehension, and indexed vocabulary, Li Bai & Du Fu will be a welcome and enduring addition to any advanced Chinese literature or language classroom.
If you are interested in Chinese classical literature, here is a great textbook for you: with a total of 36 lessons, this book contains the most famous poems of Li Bai and Du Fu, China’s most revered classical poets. Each lesson contains one poem in classical Chinese (+ vocabulary), along with a short text in modern Chinese (+ vocabulary) discussing its different literary, historical and philosophical aspects. Texts are followed by seven exercises, and audio recordings are available on the publisher’s website.