Selections from the Book of Songs by Yuanchong Xu

By Yuanchong Xu

The e-book of Songs, sometimes called the Confucian Odes, is among the major pillars of the chinese language classical literary canon. Translated from the unique chinese language via major pupil Yuanchong Xu, this available model of the textual content is designed for basic readers attracted to lyric and rhyme. The ebook of Songs is split into 4 components: the ebook of Lyrics, the e-book of Odes, the booklet of Epics, and the ebook of Hymns. The songs contained herein have been amassed from the fifteen city-states of the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) and have been created not just by way of the noble sessions, but additionally by means of operating people—farmers, squaddies, and minor govt officers; males in addition to girls. What emerges from this assortment is a dynamic and intimate window on conventional existence in old China.

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