Titel: The Short Essays of The Ming and Qing Dynasties (Serie "Library of Chinese Classics", zweisprachig Chinesisch-Englisch) - 明清小品文 (大中华文库系列，汉英对照)
Autor /Herausgeber: 周啸天 Zhou Xiaotian 等今译 Translation into modern Chinese，王宏 Wang Hong，张顺生 Zhang Shunsheng 英译 Translation into English
ISBN: 978-7-220-08378-5, 9787220083785
Reihe: 大中华文库系列 Library of Chinese Classics
Verlag: Sichuan People's Publishing House - 四川人民出版社
Sprache: zweisprachig Chinesisch-Englisch
Format: 24 x 16 cm
The late Ming Dynasty (1572-1644) and the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1722) saw the true splendour of short essays in China. No other period in the history of short essays in ancient China can match them in the quality and number of works, literary schools, or the variety of styles. Compared with those written before or after, the short essays in these periods were richer in the choice of topics, and freer in form, focusing not only on real social life, but also on worldly experience and life's little delights. They are a rich and vital part of China's literary and cultural heritage. The 127 short essays in this wonderful book are considered to be the very best examples from an era of China's history that's synonymous with beautifully crafted short essays. 82 essays are from the Ming Dynasty and 45 essays are from the Qing Dynasty, written by more than a hundred different Chinese authors from both dynasties. These are arranged in the order of the authors' birth dates and tenderly translated into English by leading Chinese translators Wang Hong and Zhang Shunsheng, who have faithfully represented the styles and literary achievements made by the featured essayists. It's a wonderful book that will delight fans of classic Chinese short essays, as well as providing the perfect introduction to readers new to the genre. Professor Wang Hong is a prolific and accomplished translator of ancient Chinese classics. Many of his translations have been included in the Library of Chinese Classics, such as Mozi, Brush Talks from Dream Brook (also publishing by Paths International), The Discourses of the States and The Classic of Mountains of Seas.