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The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

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Including works of varied genres from fiction and poetry to folk stories and elegies, travelogues and jokes to criticism and theory, this wide-ranging collection brings together more than two thousand years of great works in one portable volume.
Paperback, 1376 pages
Published May 23rd 1996 by Columbia University Press (first published November 1st 1994)
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David Luong
In such an immense book, there were some vocabulary terms that weren't transliterated correctly in Chinese. As a matter of fact, the details given about histories within Chinese literature were factual, but less entertaining than plays I've seen when I was in China;and to me, this book was quite interesting.

After re-reading it this year, I am understanding the historical backgrounds more better with the use of my recent knowledge obtained from Global History class, and from the Chinese class I
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Aimi
Feb 21, 2009 Aimi rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!!! I LOVE it! Chinese literature is hard to understand though. The great thing about this book is that Victor Mair does a wonderful job of putting footnotes in it to make it understandable. So even if you don't know anything about China, you can still read it.
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Dec 15, 2007 Joe Rogel rated it really liked it
Reading translated material that is based in poetry can be hit or miss. I think this one is a hit.
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