Titel: Dragon-Carving and the Literary Mind 文心雕龙
Autor: Liu Xie 刘勰 (Südliche Dynastie)
Reihe: Library of Chinese Classics 大中华文库
Verlag: 外语教学与研究出版社 (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press)
Sprache: zweisprachig Chinesisch-Englisch
Auflagennummer: 1. Auflage
Seitenzahl: 799 Seiten
Format: 24 x 16 cm
Dragon-Carving and the Literary Mind written by Liu Xie marks the culmination of early Chinese literary criticism and literary theory. It represents a systematic explication on a host of important issues ranging from the origins of literature to literary genres, imagination, style, rhetoric, literary appreciation, writers’ moral integrity, and the relationship between literature and social change. Liu Xie’s outlook of literature is predicated on Confucianism, with elements of Daoism and Buddhism incorporated as well, and his viewpoints are couched in a language at once compelling and poetic. His brilliant and incisive comments on individual writers and their works, unprecedented in the history of Chinese literary criticism, exert a far-reaching influence on later generations.
The English translation is based on Zhou Zhenfu’s modern Chinese translation of the original work. The translator has also conducted an extensive study of recent annotated editions and other modern Chinese translations. The present translation aims at faithfulness, clarity, and naturalness.
Order No.: 48.1001