Week 1- CIW Chinese literature: The Song Dynasty Lyric 宋詞

Dream of the Red Chamber by Sun Wen

As a brief sequel to last semester's readings, ASIA2003, Professor Minford has selected six of his favourite topics from the forthcoming second volume of the Anthology, being edited by him and Christina Sanderson, and to be published by Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, subtitled somewhat prosaically ‘From the Song dynasty to the end of the Manchu dynasty’.

More information can be found on the CIW Chinese literature Semster 2 page.

Week 1

The Song Dynasty Lyric 宋詞

An introduction to some of the finest practitioners in this new and almost untranslatable poetic genre, including Qin Guan 秦觀, Liu Yong 柳永 and the greatest Chinese woman-poet of any period Li Qingzhao 李清照.

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