At last here is the long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide focusing exclusively on Chinese literature from ca. 700 B.C.E. to the early seventh century C.E. Alphabetically organized, it contains no less than 1095 entries on major and minor writers, literary forms and "schools," and important Chinese literary terms. In addition to providing authoritative information about each subject, the compilers have taken meticulous care to include detailed, up-to-date bibliographies and source information. The reader will find it a treasure-trove of historical accounts, especially when browsing through the biographies of authors.
Indispensable for scholars and students of pre-modern Chinese literature, history, and thought. Part Two contains S to Xi.
David R. Knechtges, Ph.D. (1968) in Chinese literature, University of Washington, is Professor of Chinese Literature at the University of Washington. He has published books and articles on Han and Six Dynasties literature.
Taiping Chang, Ph.D. (1982) in classical Chinese, University of Washington, is Affiliate Professor, University of Washington.
Readers with an interest in pre-modern Chinese literature and history, literary history, and intellectual history.