This volume presents the nearly complete oeuvre of ShenYüeh, Hsieh T’iao, and Wang Jung, i.e. the full original texts, Professor Richard Mather’s full annotated translations, and brief biographies of these three classical poets, who all had such a profound impact on succeeding centuries.
The reader will here find first-hand reactions and ruminations by highly sensitive and articulate participants in the tumultuous events and intellectual currents of an age that was definitely more than just a chaotic transition between the Han and the T’ang dynasties.
Richard B. Mather, Ph.D. (1949) in Oriental Languages, University of California, is Professor Emeritus of Chinese Language & Literature at the University of Minnesota. He is translator of the fifth century anecdotal collection,
Shih-shuo hsin-yü (A New Account of Tales in the World),
The Poet Shen Yüeh and numerous articles on early medieval Chinese literature and thought.
All those interested in Chinese literature and poetry and early medieval Chinese intellectual history.