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The Resource The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian

The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian

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The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE)
Title
The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE)
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian
Title variation
Classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE)
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume introduces readers to classical Chinese literature from its beginnings (ca. 10th century BCE) to the tenth century CE. It asks basic questions such as: How did reading and writing practices change over these two millennia? How did concepts of literature evolve? What were the factors that shaped literary production and textual transmission? How do traditional bibliographic categories, modern conceptions of genre, and literary theories shape our understanding of classical Chinese literature? What are the recurrent and evolving concerns of writings within the period under purview? What are the dimensions of human experience they address? Why is classical Chinese literature important for our understanding of pre-modern East Asia? How does the transmission of this literature in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam define cultural boundaries? And what, in turn, can we learn from the Chinese-style literatures of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, about Chinese literature? In addressing these questions, the Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature departs from standard literary histories and sourcebooks. It does not simply categorize literary works according to periods, authors, or texts. Its goal is to offer a new conceptual framework for thinking about classical Chinese literature by defining a four-part structure. The first section discusses the basics of literacy and includes topics such as writing systems, manuscript culture, education, and loss and preservation in textual transmission. It is followed by a second section devoted to conceptions of genre, textual organization, and literary signification throughout Chinese history. A third section surveys literary tropes and themes. The final section takes us beyond China to the surrounding cultures that adopted Chinese culture and produced Chinese style writing adapted to their own historical circumstances. The volume is sustained by a dual foci: the recuperation of historical perspectives for the period it surveys and the attempt to draw connections between past and present, demonstrating how the viewpoints and information in this volume yield insights into modern China and east Asia."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.109/002
Index
index present
LC call number
PL2283
LC item number
.O94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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1971-
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  • Denecke, Wiebke
  • Li, Wai-yee
  • Tian, Xiaofei
Series statement
Oxford handbook
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  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese literature
  • Literatur
Label
The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Manuscript culture
  • Christopher M.B. Nugent
  • The relationship of calligraphy and painting to literature
  • Ronald Egan
  • Education and the examination system
  • Rebecca Doran
  • Text and commentary: the early tradition
  • Michael Puett
  • Text and commentary in the Medieval Period
  • Yu-yu Cheng
  • Key concepts of "literature"
  • Literary learning: encyclopedias and epitomes
  • Xiaofei Tian
  • Libraries, book catalogues, lost writings
  • Glen Dudbridge
  • Classics
  • David Schaberg
  • Histories
  • Stephen Durrant
  • Masters
  • Wiebke Denecke
  • Stephen Owen
  • Collections
  • Xiaofei Tian
  • "Chinese poetry"
  • Paul Rouzer
  • Elite versus popular literature
  • Wilt L. Idema
  • Narrative genres
  • Sarah M. Allen
  • Pre-Tang anthologies and anthologization
  • David R. Knechtges
  • Periodization and major inflection points
  • Anthologies in the Tang
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • The Song reception of earlier literature
  • Stephen Owen
  • Textual transmission of earlier literature during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Defenses of literature/literary thought/poetics
  • Paul Rouzer
  • Concepts of authorship
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Stephen Owen
  • Tradition formation: beginnings to Eastern Han
  • Stephen Durrant
  • Classicisms in Chinese literary culture: six dynasties through Tang
  • Anna M. Shields
  • Moments
  • Paula Varsano
  • Sites I
  • Jack Chen
  • Sites II
  • Wendy Swartz
  • The Chinese writing system
  • Figures
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Colonization, Sinicization, and the polyscriptic Northwest
  • Tamara T. Chin
  • Translation
  • David Boucher
  • Shared literary heritage in the Sinographic sphere
  • Wiebke Denecke, with contributions by Nam Nguyen
  • Sino-Korean literature
  • Sim Kyung-Ho and Peter Kornicki
  • Imre Galambos
  • Early Sino-Japanese literature
  • Wiebke Denecke
  • Sino-Vietnamese literature
  • Peter Kornicki
  • Literary media: writing and orality
  • Christopher M.B. Nugent
Control code
961410157
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 607 pages
Isbn
9780199356591
Lccn
2016036926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066637
System control number
(OCoLC)961410157
Label
The Oxford handbook of classical Chinese literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Manuscript culture
  • Christopher M.B. Nugent
  • The relationship of calligraphy and painting to literature
  • Ronald Egan
  • Education and the examination system
  • Rebecca Doran
  • Text and commentary: the early tradition
  • Michael Puett
  • Text and commentary in the Medieval Period
  • Yu-yu Cheng
  • Key concepts of "literature"
  • Literary learning: encyclopedias and epitomes
  • Xiaofei Tian
  • Libraries, book catalogues, lost writings
  • Glen Dudbridge
  • Classics
  • David Schaberg
  • Histories
  • Stephen Durrant
  • Masters
  • Wiebke Denecke
  • Stephen Owen
  • Collections
  • Xiaofei Tian
  • "Chinese poetry"
  • Paul Rouzer
  • Elite versus popular literature
  • Wilt L. Idema
  • Narrative genres
  • Sarah M. Allen
  • Pre-Tang anthologies and anthologization
  • David R. Knechtges
  • Periodization and major inflection points
  • Anthologies in the Tang
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • The Song reception of earlier literature
  • Stephen Owen
  • Textual transmission of earlier literature during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Defenses of literature/literary thought/poetics
  • Paul Rouzer
  • Concepts of authorship
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Stephen Owen
  • Tradition formation: beginnings to Eastern Han
  • Stephen Durrant
  • Classicisms in Chinese literary culture: six dynasties through Tang
  • Anna M. Shields
  • Moments
  • Paula Varsano
  • Sites I
  • Jack Chen
  • Sites II
  • Wendy Swartz
  • The Chinese writing system
  • Figures
  • Wai-Yee Li
  • Colonization, Sinicization, and the polyscriptic Northwest
  • Tamara T. Chin
  • Translation
  • David Boucher
  • Shared literary heritage in the Sinographic sphere
  • Wiebke Denecke, with contributions by Nam Nguyen
  • Sino-Korean literature
  • Sim Kyung-Ho and Peter Kornicki
  • Imre Galambos
  • Early Sino-Japanese literature
  • Wiebke Denecke
  • Sino-Vietnamese literature
  • Peter Kornicki
  • Literary media: writing and orality
  • Christopher M.B. Nugent
Control code
961410157
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 607 pages
Isbn
9780199356591
Lccn
2016036926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066637
System control number
(OCoLC)961410157

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