Oh, Let Me Return: Chinese Poetry
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Oh, Let Me Return!


Nature’s Poets
Chinese Poetry of Two Millenia

Translated by Ha Poong Kim


This Collection of nature poems of China includes nearly 250 poems by thirty-three poets over two millennia. Part One provides selections from the two oldest anthologies: the Shi Jing (“Classic of Songs”) and the Chu Ci (“Songs of the South”). Included in this part are folk songs of Ancient China as well as two long poems by Qu Yuan (340? – 278? BCE), the first known poet of China. Part Two begins with Tao Yuanming of the Easter Jin (317 – 420) and includes not only the well-known poets of Tang (618-906) and Song (960-1279) periods, such as Wang Wei, Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Su Shi and Lu You, but also twenty lesser known poets.


ISBN: 978-1-84519-888-6

Publisher: Folio Books

Binding: Paperback

Publishing date: June 2018

Pages: 222

Availability: Pre-order