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Poet Avvaiyar

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Large Print. Language: Tamil . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Avvaiyars respectable women was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and important female poets of the Tamil canon. Abithana Chintamani states that there were three female poets titled Avvaiyar. Among them, Avvaiyar I lived during the Sangam period (1st and 2nd century CE) and had cordial relation with the Tamil chieftains Paari andAthiyaman. She wrote 59 poems in the Purananuru. Avvaiyar II lived during the period of Kambar and Ottakoothar during the reign of the Chola dynasty in the 13th century. She is often imagined as an old but intelligent lady by Tamil people. She wrote many of the poems that remain very popular even now and are inculcated in school textbooks in Tamil Nadu. These books include a list of do s and don ts, useful for daily life, arranged in simple and short sentences. There is a very famous legend that is associated with Auvaiyar (also Auvayar), a prominent female poets/ethicist/political activist of Sangam period (Tamil literature), and Naaval Pazham(Jambu) in Tamil Nadu. Auvaiyar, believing to have achieved everything that is to be achieved, said to have been pondering over her retirement from Tamil literary work while resting under Naaval Pazham tree. But she was met with and was wittily jousted by a disguised Lord Murugan (regarded as one of the guardian deities of Tamil language), who later revealed himself and made her realize that there is still a lot more to be done and learnt. Following this awakening, Auvaiyar is believed to have undertaken a fresh set of literary works, targeted at children. These works, even after a millennium, are often among the very first literature that children are exposed to in Tamil Nadu schools. The name Avvaiyar is a combination of Tamil word avvai with honorific suffix ar. Avvai refers to respectable elderly woman as the word ammai which means good woman in general term for a woman of any age. Thus the name Avvaiyar means a respectable good woman hence a generic title rather than a specific name of a person. The medievaal period Avvaiyar was the court poet of the Chola monarch and was the contemporary of Kambar and Ottakkuttar. She found great happiness in the life of small children. Her works, Aathichoodi and Konraiventhan written for young children, are even now generally read and enjoyed by them. Her two other works, Mooturai and Nalvali were written for older children. All the four works are didactic in character - they explain the basic wisdom that should govern mundane life. Seller Inventory # APC9781468131079

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Poet Avvaiyar

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Large Print. Language: Tamil . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Avvaiyars respectable women was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and important female poets of the Tamil canon. Abithana Chintamani states that there were three female poets titled Avvaiyar. Among them, Avvaiyar I lived during the Sangam period (1st and 2nd century CE) and had cordial relation with the Tamil chieftains Paari andAthiyaman. She wrote 59 poems in the Purananuru. Avvaiyar II lived during the period of Kambar and Ottakoothar during the reign of the Chola dynasty in the 13th century. She is often imagined as an old but intelligent lady by Tamil people. She wrote many of the poems that remain very popular even now and are inculcated in school textbooks in Tamil Nadu. These books include a list of do s and don ts, useful for daily life, arranged in simple and short sentences. There is a very famous legend that is associated with Auvaiyar (also Auvayar), a prominent female poets/ethicist/political activist of Sangam period (Tamil literature), and Naaval Pazham(Jambu) in Tamil Nadu. Auvaiyar, believing to have achieved everything that is to be achieved, said to have been pondering over her retirement from Tamil literary work while resting under Naaval Pazham tree. But she was met with and was wittily jousted by a disguised Lord Murugan (regarded as one of the guardian deities of Tamil language), who later revealed himself and made her realize that there is still a lot more to be done and learnt. Following this awakening, Auvaiyar is believed to have undertaken a fresh set of literary works, targeted at children. These works, even after a millennium, are often among the very first literature that children are exposed to in Tamil Nadu schools. The name Avvaiyar is a combination of Tamil word avvai with honorific suffix ar. Avvai refers to respectable elderly woman as the word ammai which means good woman in general term for a woman of any age. Thus the name Avvaiyar means a respectable good woman hence a generic title rather than a specific name of a person. The medievaal period Avvaiyar was the court poet of the Chola monarch and was the contemporary of Kambar and Ottakkuttar. She found great happiness in the life of small children. Her works, Aathichoodi and Konraiventhan written for young children, are even now generally read and enjoyed by them. Her two other works, Mooturai and Nalvali were written for older children. All the four works are didactic in character - they explain the basic wisdom that should govern mundane life. Seller Inventory # APC9781468131079

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Jane Portal

Published by BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom (2014)

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About this Item: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems ranging from the earliest known works in the famous Book of Songs to the work of Chairman Mao and other twentieth century poets, including poignant examples from the high point of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty (618906). The subject of all the poems and extracts is love, in all its variations: the love of husbands and wives, family and friends, times and places as well as courtship, passion and parting. Selected English translations by respected scholars are each illustrated with a scene from a Chinese painting or print in the collection of the British Museum. Each poem is also illuminated by the artistic brushwork calligraphy of Qu Lei Lei. Jane Portal s introduction summarizes the history and development of Chinese poetry, and she provides brief biographical notes on the poets as well as suggestions for further reading. Seller Inventory # AA29780714124827

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N J Lordan

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Mr. Lordan s fourth book of poetry deals with Japanese influences including several tanka. He honed his skills in this shorter poetical form by writing poems on Twitter as Other influences include A Song Of Everlasting Sorrow an epic poem from the Tang Dynasty of China. Mr. Lordan also delved into his own ancestry for poems including his Micmac heritage. Other influences include his Norwegian grandfather, Norman Gustav Carlson, who gave his life for his adopted country as a P.O.W. Mr. Lordan does not include any poems in Spanish in this collection because he is currently at work on a collection of sonnets written entirely in that romance language. As with all of his collections, Mr. Lordan revisits the past as well as looking into the future. It should be noted that although there are autobiographical aspects to many of the poems included here and in other collections, the poems should not be read exclusively as a literal account of the poet s life. Many things inspire a poet in every day life. These ideas and images then become part of the process that goes into crafting a work of art. Sometimes this process takes years, even a lifetime, to complete. Love is like that too. It is a journey of exploration and learning that never ends. The only advice that Mr. Lordan can give to his readers or to those interested in writing is that they need to read and to live their own lives. The skills necessary in writing anything are most easily learned by studying those who have already come before you. Learn from their mistakes and copy their successes while you search for your own voice. Living your own life, loving others and being loved in return, or not, gives you the basics for writing believable stories and poems. Cherry Blossom Spring takes advantage of all of these things. Love and romance are found within its pages. Seller Inventory # APC9781484869741

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Tony Blishen

Published by BetterLink Press Incorporated, United States (2011)

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About this Item: BetterLink Press Incorporated, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Art of Attainment, contains hundreds of individual quotations drawn from over 2,000 years of Chinese history. Sources range from early philosophers such as Confucius and the Daoist philosopher Li Er, to early historians like Ban Gu and Sima Qian, through the poets and officials of the brilliant Tang and Song dynasties and on to the writers that flourished in the 17th to 19th centuries. The quotations found in The Art of Attainment, cover almost any wider action undertaken in pursuit of an aim such as the conduct of government, management and warfare. This volume includes quotes from The Art of War and The Six Bow-Cases of Duke Tai. Seller Inventory # AAC9781602201347

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N J Lordan

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Mr. Lordan s fourth book of poetry deals with Japanese influences including several tanka. He honed his skills in this shorter poetical form by writing poems on Twitter as Other influences include A Song Of Everlasting Sorrow an epic poem from the Tang Dynasty of China. Mr. Lordan also delved into his own ancestry for poems including his Micmac heritage. Other influences include his Norwegian grandfather, Norman Gustav Carlson, who gave his life for his adopted country as a P.O.W. Mr. Lordan does not include any poems in Spanish in this collection because he is currently at work on a collection of sonnets written entirely in that romance language. As with all of his collections, Mr. Lordan revisits the past as well as looking into the future. It should be noted that although there are autobiographical aspects to many of the poems included here and in other collections, the poems should not be read exclusively as a literal account of the poet s life. Many things inspire a poet in every day life. These ideas and images then become part of the process that goes into crafting a work of art. Sometimes this process takes years, even a lifetime, to complete. Love is like that too. It is a journey of exploration and learning that never ends. The only advice that Mr. Lordan can give to his readers or to those interested in writing is that they need to read and to live their own lives. The skills necessary in writing anything are most easily learned by studying those who have already come before you. Learn from their mistakes and copy their successes while you search for your own voice. Living your own life, loving others and being loved in return, or not, gives you the basics for writing believable stories and poems. Cherry Blossom Spring takes advantage of all of these things. Love and romance are found within its pages. Seller Inventory # APC9781484869741

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Tony Blishen

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About this Item: BetterLink Press Incorporated, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Art of Attainment, contains hundreds of individual quotations drawn from over 2,000 years of Chinese history. Sources range from early philosophers such as Confucius and the Daoist philosopher Li Er, to early historians like Ban Gu and Sima Qian, through the poets and officials of the brilliant Tang and Song dynasties and on to the writers that flourished in the 17th to 19th centuries. The quotations found in The Art of Attainment, cover almost any wider action undertaken in pursuit of an aim such as the conduct of government, management and warfare. This volume includes quotes from The Art of War and The Six Bow-Cases of Duke Tai. Seller Inventory # AAC9781602201347

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Zhiyuan Ma

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: Chinese . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Qu form of poetry is a type of Classical Chinese poetry form, consisting of words written in one of a number of certain, set tone patterns, based upon the tunes of various songs. Thus Qu poems are lyrics with lines of varying longer and shorter lengths, set according to the certain and specific, fixed patterns of rhyme and tone of conventional musical pieces upon which they are based and after which these matched variations in lyrics generally take their name.The fixed-tone type of verse such as the Qu and the ci together with the shi and fu forms of poetry comprise the three main forms of Classical Chinese poetry. In Chinese literature, the Quform of poetry from the Yuan Dynasty may be called Yuanqu. Some famous Yuan Poetry Poets are Guan Hanqing, Ma Zhiyuan, Qiao Ji etc. Guan Hanqing was a notable Chinese playwright and poet in the Yuan Dynasty. He has been described as among the most prolific and highly regarded dramatists of the Yuan period. Ma Zhiyuan s sanqu poem Autumn Thoughts, composed to the metric pattern Tianjingsha, uses ten images in twenty-two monosyllables to preamble a state of emotion. Seller Inventory # APC9781983595530

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Zhiyuan Ma

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: Chinese . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Qu form of poetry is a type of Classical Chinese poetry form, consisting of words written in one of a number of certain, set tone patterns, based upon the tunes of various songs. Thus Qu poems are lyrics with lines of varying longer and shorter lengths, set according to the certain and specific, fixed patterns of rhyme and tone of conventional musical pieces upon which they are based and after which these matched variations in lyrics generally take their name.The fixed-tone type of verse such as the Qu and the ci together with the shi and fu forms of poetry comprise the three main forms of Classical Chinese poetry. In Chinese literature, the Quform of poetry from the Yuan Dynasty may be called Yuanqu. Some famous Yuan Poetry Poets are Guan Hanqing, Ma Zhiyuan, Qiao Ji etc. Guan Hanqing was a notable Chinese playwright and poet in the Yuan Dynasty. He has been described as among the most prolific and highly regarded dramatists of the Yuan period. Ma Zhiyuan s sanqu poem Autumn Thoughts, composed to the metric pattern Tianjingsha, uses ten images in twenty-two monosyllables to preamble a state of emotion. Seller Inventory # APC9781983595530

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Published by Copper Canyon Press (2003)

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About this Item: Copper Canyon Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. During the Vietnam war, John Balaban traveled the Vietnamese countryside alone, taping, transcribing, and translating oral folk poems known as ca dao. No one had ever done this before, and it was Balaban s belief that his project would help end the war. The young American poet walked up to farmers, fishermen, seamstresses, and monks and said, Sing me your favorite poem, and they did. Folk poetry is so much a part of everybody s life, my request didn t seem like such a strange proposition, Balaban writes. The resulting collection--the first in any Western -language--became a phenomenon within the American Vietnamese community, but the book slipped out of print after the original publisher folded in the 70s. This revised, bilingual edition includes new poems and an eloquent introduction explicating poetry s importance in Vietnamese culture. The Painting The stream runs clear to its stones; the fish swim in sharp outline. Girl, turn your face for me to draw. Tomorrow, if we should drift apart, I shall find you by this picture. In early dynasties, Chinese emperors used to send out officials to record the poetry of the common people because folk songs were believed to be the truest indicators of popular feeling. . . . Consider this book such a sampling. Take it as a guide and enter this world of Taoist sages, parted lovers, melon gardens, concubines, exiled kings, wheeling egrets, rice paddies, bamboo bridges, shimmering moons, and fishtraps. --from the introduction These oral poems are direct (though not beyond slyness), simple in language, poignant. . . . Recommended for all collections. --Library Journal John Balaban is the author of 11 books of poetry, prose, and Vietnamese translations. His Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong, has sold 20,000 copies. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he teaches at North Carolina State University. Seller Inventory # AAC9781556591860

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Published by Chameleon Press, United States (2014)

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About this Item: Chameleon Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. A unique volume of multicultural verse: Octavio Paz - Mexican writer, poet, diplomat and public intellectual, winner of the Premio Cervantes and the Nobel Prize in Literature - built bridges among cultures, and especially among poets. His connections with Asia were considerable. Moved by the wisdom and lyrical thrust of Chinese poetry, he translated some 60 classical poems primarily from the Tang and Song dynasties. These are still considered the best translations of Chinese poems in Spanish, and among the best in any language. Paz also served as ambassador to India, and wrote lucidly on South Asia and its culture. Desde means from and this anthology of original poetry from Hong Kong and beyond commemorates the centenary of the poet s birth and illustrates the continuing ability of Paz s poetry to inspire and stimulate across decades, cultures and oceans. Seller Inventory # AAV9789881862303

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Published by Copper Canyon Press (2003)

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About this Item: Copper Canyon Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. During the Vietnam war, John Balaban traveled the Vietnamese countryside alone, taping, transcribing, and translating oral folk poems known as ca dao. No one had ever done this before, and it was Balaban s belief that his project would help end the war. The young American poet walked up to farmers, fishermen, seamstresses, and monks and said, Sing me your favorite poem, and they did. Folk poetry is so much a part of everybody s life, my request didn t seem like such a strange proposition, Balaban writes. The resulting collection--the first in any Western -language--became a phenomenon within the American Vietnamese community, but the book slipped out of print after the original publisher folded in the 70s. This revised, bilingual edition includes new poems and an eloquent introduction explicating poetry s importance in Vietnamese culture. The Painting The stream runs clear to its stones; the fish swim in sharp outline. Girl, turn your face for me to draw. Tomorrow, if we should drift apart, I shall find you by this picture. In early dynasties, Chinese emperors used to send out officials to record the poetry of the common people because folk songs were believed to be the truest indicators of popular feeling. . . . Consider this book such a sampling. Take it as a guide and enter this world of Taoist sages, parted lovers, melon gardens, concubines, exiled kings, wheeling egrets, rice paddies, bamboo bridges, shimmering moons, and fishtraps. --from the introduction These oral poems are direct (though not beyond slyness), simple in language, poignant. . . . Recommended for all collections. --Library Journal John Balaban is the author of 11 books of poetry, prose, and Vietnamese translations. His Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong, has sold 20,000 copies. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he teaches at North Carolina State University. Seller Inventory # BTE9781556591860

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Published by Virtual Artists Collective, United States (2011)

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About this Item: Virtual Artists Collective, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Poem on a Plane Tree s Leaf is a selection of poems from a comprehensive collection of works written by women poets of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E) originally published in 2009 by the Association of Stories in Macao. Along with little known authors of the period, some of the most famous (including Li Ye, Yu Xuanji and Xue Tao) are represented here in new translations by Christopher Kelen, Hilda Tam, Song Zijiang, Iris Fan, and Carol Ting, each accompanied by the Chinese original. Seller Inventory # AAV9780983009146

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About this Item: Copper Canyon Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. During the Vietnam war, John Balaban traveled the Vietnamese countryside alone, taping, transcribing, and translating oral folk poems known as ca dao. No one had ever done this before, and it was Balaban s belief that his project would help end the war. The young American poet walked up to farmers, fishermen, seamstresses, and monks and said, Sing me your favorite poem, and they did. Folk poetry is so much a part of everybody s life, my request didn t seem like such a strange proposition, Balaban writes. The resulting collection--the first in any Western -language--became a phenomenon within the American Vietnamese community, but the book slipped out of print after the original publisher folded in the 70s. This revised, bilingual edition includes new poems and an eloquent introduction explicating poetry s importance in Vietnamese culture. The Painting The stream runs clear to its stones; the fish swim in sharp outline. Girl, turn your face for me to draw. Tomorrow, if we should drift apart, I shall find you by this picture. In early dynasties, Chinese emperors used to send out officials to record the poetry of the common people because folk songs were believed to be the truest indicators of popular feeling. . . . Consider this book such a sampling. Take it as a guide and enter this world of Taoist sages, parted lovers, melon gardens, concubines, exiled kings, wheeling egrets, rice paddies, bamboo bridges, shimmering moons, and fishtraps. --from the introduction These oral poems are direct (though not beyond slyness), simple in language, poignant. . . . Recommended for all collections. --Library Journal John Balaban is the author of 11 books of poetry, prose, and Vietnamese translations. His Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong, has sold 20,000 copies. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he teaches at North Carolina State University. Seller Inventory # AAC9781556591860

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About this Item: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems ranging from the earliest known works in the famous Book of Songs to the work of Chairman Mao and other twentieth century poets, including poignant examples from the high point of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty (618906). The subject of all the poems and extracts is love, in all its variations: the love of husbands and wives, family and friends, times and places as well as courtship, passion and parting. Selected English translations by respected scholars are each illustrated with a scene from a Chinese painting or print in the collection of the British Museum. Each poem is also illuminated by the artistic brushwork calligraphy of Qu Lei Lei. Jane Portal s introduction summarizes the history and development of Chinese poetry, and she provides brief biographical notes on the poets as well as suggestions for further reading. Seller Inventory # AA29780714124827

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Published by Chameleon Press, United States (2014)

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About this Item: Chameleon Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.A unique volume of multicultural verse: Octavio Paz - Mexican writer, poet, diplomat and public intellectual, winner of the Premio Cervantes and the Nobel Prize in Literature - built bridges among cultures, and especially among poets. His connections with Asia were considerable. Moved by the wisdom and lyrical thrust of Chinese poetry, he translated some 60 classical poems primarily from the Tang and Song dynasties. These are still considered the best translations of Chinese poems in Spanish, and among the best in any language. Paz also served as ambassador to India, and wrote lucidly on South Asia and its culture. Desde means from and this anthology of original poetry from Hong Kong and beyond commemorates the centenary of the poet s birth and illustrates the continuing ability of Paz s poetry to inspire and stimulate across decades, cultures and oceans. Seller Inventory # AAV9789881862303

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Published by Virtual Artists Collective, United States (2011)

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About this Item: Virtual Artists Collective, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Poem on a Plane Tree s Leaf is a selection of poems from a comprehensive collection of works written by women poets of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E) originally published in 2009 by the Association of Stories in Macao. Along with little known authors of the period, some of the most famous (including Li Ye, Yu Xuanji and Xue Tao) are represented here in new translations by Christopher Kelen, Hilda Tam, Song Zijiang, Iris Fan, and Carol Ting, each accompanied by the Chinese original. Seller Inventory # AAV9780983009146

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Christopher Kelen

Published by Virtual Artists Collective, United States (2010)

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About this Item: Virtual Artists Collective, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In Conversation with the River is Christopher (Kit) Kelen s homage to the Chinese traditions in poetry. Having lived in China for the last twelve years, Kelen has worked collaboratively on the translation of a range of classical poets, including Tao Yuanming, Meng Jiao, Xin Qiji, Li Yu, Nalan Xingde and many of the women poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties. As well, Kelen has collaborated in the translation of a number of contemporary Chinese poets, including Yao Feng and Leung Ping Kwan. He has also - as a teacher of Creative Writing - mentored younger Chinese poets in the production of their first volumes of poetry, published usually as parallel text in Chinese and in English. This collection brings together highlights of Kelen s own journey in response to these many poets (classical and contemporary) with whom the author has worked in recent years. In Conversation with the River is a philosophical as well as a chronological journey; its persistent backdrop is the daziran (great nature) of the Chinese tradition; its persistent concern is with the future of human relationships with an environment under ever greater strain. Seller Inventory # AAV9780981989853

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Christopher Kelen

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About this Item: Virtual Artists Collective, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In Conversation with the River is Christopher (Kit) Kelen s homage to the Chinese traditions in poetry. Having lived in China for the last twelve years, Kelen has worked collaboratively on the translation of a range of classical poets, including Tao Yuanming, Meng Jiao, Xin Qiji, Li Yu, Nalan Xingde and many of the women poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties. As well, Kelen has collaborated in the translation of a number of contemporary Chinese poets, including Yao Feng and Leung Ping Kwan. He has also - as a teacher of Creative Writing - mentored younger Chinese poets in the production of their first volumes of poetry, published usually as parallel text in Chinese and in English. This collection brings together highlights of Kelen s own journey in response to these many poets (classical and contemporary) with whom the author has worked in recent years. In Conversation with the River is a philosophical as well as a chronological journey; its persistent backdrop is the daziran (great nature) of the Chinese tradition; its persistent concern is with the future of human relationships with an environment under ever greater strain. Seller Inventory # AAV9780981989853

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Published by New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States (1970)

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About this Item: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 1970. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Love and the Turning Year includes a selection from the Yueh Fu--folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D.). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. Some are attributed to legendary courtesans, while others may have been sung at harvest festivals or marriage celebrations. In addition to the folk songs, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Rexroth always translated Chinese poetry--as he said-- solely to please myself. And he created, with remarkable success, English versions which stand as poems in their own right. Seller Inventory # AAC9780811201797

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Shi Su

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: Chinese . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. the ci form of Classical Chinese poetry is especially associated with the poetry of the Song Dynasty, during which it was indeed a popular poetic form. Two main categories of ci employed in Song Dynasty were xiaoling and manci, depending on the song being either short and in fast tempo or long and in slow tempo. Famous Ci Poets in Song Dynasty are Liu Yong, Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, Huang Tingjian, Qin Guan, Zhou Bangyan, Li Qingzhao, Lu You, Xin Qiji etc. Seller Inventory # APC9781983584305

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Published by New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States (1970)

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About this Item: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, 1970. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Love and the Turning Year includes a selection from the Yueh Fu--folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D.). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. Some are attributed to legendary courtesans, while others may have been sung at harvest festivals or marriage celebrations. In addition to the folk songs, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Rexroth always translated Chinese poetry--as he said-- solely to please myself. And he created, with remarkable success, English versions which stand as poems in their own right. Seller Inventory # AAC9780811201797

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Shi Su

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: Chinese . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.the ci form of Classical Chinese poetry is especially associated with the poetry of the Song Dynasty, during which it was indeed a popular poetic form. Two main categories of ci employed in Song Dynasty were xiaoling and manci, depending on the song being either short and in fast tempo or long and in slow tempo. Famous Ci Poets in Song Dynasty are Liu Yong, Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, Huang Tingjian, Qin Guan, Zhou Bangyan, Li Qingzhao, Lu You, Xin Qiji etc. Seller Inventory # APC9781983584305

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Teresa Ng

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Dream Peony is the story of Yang Yuhuan, the most voluptuous of the Four Legendary beauties in Chinese history. She was best known for her fleshy figure, and statues of her were typically sculptured in the nude. When she was sixteen years old, she was chosen as wife to Li Mao, the Prince of Shou, and a favorite son of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty (685 to 762). Unfortunately, her exquisite beauty had attracted the attention of her father-in-law, and his obsession turned her world upside down. Once, the famous poet Li Bai, who was known as the Drunken Immortal, had written a poem, Song of Pure Peace, in praise of her mesmerizing beauty. Half a century later, another famous poet, Bai Juyi, wrote Song of Perpetual Regret, narrating Emperor Xuanzong s obsessive love for her. Both poems have been translated by the author within this novel. Seller Inventory # APC9781482663389

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Peter K Chen

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About this Item: Outskirts Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Plant has a very minority position in the world of fables, but in this world it is one of the most abundant creature. For this reason this book is emphasized and dedicated to the plant world. Here in this book the term botanical used in a very broad sense. As long as the story is related to plant which related to man like farmer and wine maker, or materials like wine, cake, wood and so on are considered and selected. It does not matter whether the plant plays major or minor roles in the story. In review of literature history, the Chinese fables is not very well known in the Western world. It is hoped that this book will fill a little gap, since Chinese fables has a very long history and is one of the three cradles of fable stories: China, India and Greece. This is a book about classical Chinese botanical fables from about 2500 BC to 1880 AD. It contains only selected 118 fables from I Jing, Shi Jing (Book of Songs), Shun Hai Jing (Book of Mountain and Sea). And the fables by famous Chinese politicians like Guan Zi and famous diplomat Yang Zi are included. One also can find fables by famous Chinese philosophers like Kong Zi (Confucius) and, Meng Zi, (Yu Jia), Mo Zi (Mo Jia), Zhuang Zi (Tao Jia), Han Fei Zi (School of Legalism, Fu Jia) and Lu Bu wei (Za Jia). This book also includes fables from the book of famous historians like Si Ma Quian (Historical Records, Shi Ji) and Si Ma Guang (Zi Zhi Tong Jain). It also introduced many famous poets and writers of Tong, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties and their botanical fables. It is a book of history of Chinese literature, especially a history of Chinese classical fables. AUTHOR BIO: PETER K. CHEN was professor of Botany and Microbiology of Georgetown University for 33 years. He grew up in China and Taiwan, In 1955 came to United States of America to study Bacteriology and Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After he retired in 1996 he became interested in fables from his father who was a published au. Seller Inventory # AAV9781478721352

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Rexroth, Kenneth.

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About this Item: New Directions Books, New York, 1971. Softcover. Condition: Good. Second Printing.. 140 pages. Softcover. Good condition. POETRY. Includes a selection from the Yueh Fu - folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. In addition, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Translated into English from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth. (Key Words: Kenneth Rexroth, Chinese Poetry, Folk Songs, Six Dynasties, China). book. Seller Inventory # 12588X1

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Teresa Ng

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Dream Peony is the story of Yang Yuhuan, the most voluptuous of the Four Legendary beauties in Chinese history. She was best known for her fleshy figure, and statues of her were typically sculptured in the nude. When she was sixteen years old, she was chosen as wife to Li Mao, the Prince of Shou, and a favorite son of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty (685 to 762). Unfortunately, her exquisite beauty had attracted the attention of her father-in-law, and his obsession turned her world upside down. Once, the famous poet Li Bai, who was known as the Drunken Immortal, had written a poem, Song of Pure Peace, in praise of her mesmerizing beauty. Half a century later, another famous poet, Bai Juyi, wrote Song of Perpetual Regret, narrating Emperor Xuanzong s obsessive love for her. Both poems have been translated by the author within this novel. Seller Inventory # APC9781482663389

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Peter K Chen

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About this Item: Outskirts Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Plant has a very minority position in the world of fables, but in this world it is one of the most abundant creature. For this reason this book is emphasized and dedicated to the plant world. Here in this book the term botanical used in a very broad sense. As long as the story is related to plant which related to man like farmer and wine maker, or materials like wine, cake, wood and so on are considered and selected. It does not matter whether the plant plays major or minor roles in the story. In review of literature history, the Chinese fables is not very well known in the Western world. It is hoped that this book will fill a little gap, since Chinese fables has a very long history and is one of the three cradles of fable stories: China, India and Greece. This is a book about classical Chinese botanical fables from about 2500 BC to 1880 AD. It contains only selected 118 fables from I Jing, Shi Jing (Book of Songs), Shun Hai Jing (Book of Mountain and Sea). And the fables by famous Chinese politicians like Guan Zi and famous diplomat Yang Zi are included. One also can find fables by famous Chinese philosophers like Kong Zi (Confucius) and, Meng Zi, (Yu Jia), Mo Zi (Mo Jia), Zhuang Zi (Tao Jia), Han Fei Zi (School of Legalism, Fu Jia) and Lu Bu wei (Za Jia). This book also includes fables from the book of famous historians like Si Ma Quian (Historical Records, Shi Ji) and Si Ma Guang (Zi Zhi Tong Jain). It also introduced many famous poets and writers of Tong, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties and their botanical fables. It is a book of history of Chinese literature, especially a history of Chinese classical fables. AUTHOR BIO: PETER K. CHEN was professor of Botany and Microbiology of Georgetown University for 33 years. He grew up in China and Taiwan, In 1955 came to United States of America to study Bacteriology and Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After he retired in 1996 he became interested in fables from his father who was a published au. Seller Inventory # AAV9781478721352

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Poet Avvaiyar

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 38 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.3in.The Avvaiyars respectable women was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and important female poets of the Tamil canon. Abithana Chintamani states that there were three female poets titled Avvaiyar. Among them, Avvaiyar I lived during the Sangam period (1st and 2nd century CE) and had cordial relation with the Tamil chieftains Paari andAthiyaman. She wrote 59 poems in the Purananuru. Avvaiyar II lived during the period of Kambar and Ottakoothar during the reign of the Chola dynasty in the 13th century. She is often imagined as an old but intelligent lady by Tamil people. She wrote many of the poems that remain very popular even now and are inculcated in school textbooks in Tamil Nadu. These books include a list of dos and donts, useful for daily life, arranged in simple and short sentences. There is a very famous legend that is associated with Auvaiyar (also Auvayar), a prominent female poetsethicistpolitical activist of Sangam period (Tamil literature), and Naaval Pazham(Jambu) in Tamil Nadu. Auvaiyar, believing to have achieved everything that is to be achieved, said to have been pondering over her retirement from Tamil literary work while resting under Naaval Pazham tree. But she was met with and was wittily jousted by a disguised Lord Murugan (regarded as one of the guardian deities of Tamil language), who later revealed himself and made her realize that there is still a lot more to be done and learnt. Following this awakening, Auvaiyar is believed to have undertaken a fresh set of literary works, targeted at children. These works, even after a millennium, are often among the very first literature that children are exposed to in Tamil Nadu schools. The name Avvaiyar is a combination of Tamil word avvai with honorific suffix ar. Avvai refers to respectable elderly woman as the word ammai which means good woman in general term for a woman of any age. Thus the name Avvaiyar means a respectable good woman hence a generic title rather than a specific name of a person. The medievaal period Avvaiyar was the court poet of the Chola monarch and was the contemporary of Kambar and Ottakkuttar. She found great happiness in the life of small children. Her works, Aathichoodi and Konraiventhan written for young children, are even now generally read and enjoyed by them. Her two other works, Mooturai and Nalvali were written for older children. All the four works are didactic in character they explain the basic wisdom that should govern mundane life. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781468131079

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About this Item: Shanghai Press, Better Link Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 108 pages. Dimensions: 6.8in. x 4.4in. x 0.6in.The Art of Self Cultivation and The Art of Attainment, contain some 500 individual quotations respectively, drawn from over 2, 000 years of Chinese history, ranging from the early philosophers such as Confucius and the Daoist philosopher Li Er, to early historians like Ban Gu and Sima Qian, through the poets and officials of the brilliant Tang and Song dynasties and on to the writers that flourished in the 17th to 19th centuries. The quotations found in, The Art of Attainment, cover almost any wider action undertaken in pursuit of an aim, such as the conduct of government, management and warfare. This volume includes quotes from The Art of War and The Six Bow-Cases of Duke Tai. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9781602201347

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