Love and War in Ancient China: The Voices of Shijing

Love and War in Ancient China: The Voices of Shijing

By: William S. Y. Wang (editor)Paperback

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More than any other treasure, Shijing contains the historical roots of China, from which much of modern culture grew. From a lovelorn young man to an aging woman spurned by her wedded husband, from an elder statesman admonishing a young sovereign, to footsoldiers facing the unspeakable fate of sacrificial burial, the love and war in Shijing serves as a key to unlock the myth of Ancient China.The book presents the reader with a fascinating glimpse of Ancient Chinese by analysing many poems in Shijing and discussing aspects of culture and events reflected in the poems from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, ethnography, history and linguistics.Reading this book will enhance the general reader's knowledge of Chinese culture as well as familiarity with the language as a "bare-bone". Minimalist English translation are used which enables readers getting closer to and gain a better sense and flavour of the original text.

About Author

William S-Y. Wang is Wei Lun Research Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789629372156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9789629372156
  • ISBN10: 9629372150

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