poets & poems
Wen - Poetry in Chinese culture
we find a number of things that go beyond even the most advanced conception of literacy in the West.
Poetry has been many things to the Chinese over the long centuries of their history…
Chinese poetry & the American imagination
Chinese poetry entering the American poetic consciousness
The idea of the Chinese Poet
The roles and influences of the Chinese poets, in China and in contemporary society
Cosmology in Chinese Poetry
Ideographic writing in China was perceived not as an arbitrary invention of man, but as the result of supernatural revelation.
Taoist cosmology and poetry
Consciousness, cosmos, and language form a unity in a Chinese poem.
The Chinese cosmos
ASIA FOR EDUCATORS
Basic concepts of Chinese cosmology
An introduction to Chinese poetics forms.
The Book of Songs and the origins of Chinese poetry
The Chinese written character
Three types of Chinese characters constitute more than 95% of the writing system.
Components of Chinese characters
Moonlight Through the Door
- an animation from hm68.com on component characters.
Traditional and simplified characters
An animation showing the two general forms of Chinese characters
The Chinese language
ASIA FOR EDUCATORS
Introductions to the tones and characters of Chinese
The challenge of representing Chinese in written Englis
Prominent features of Chinese prosody, including rhyme and meter
Music and poetry
Poetry was united to music in a particularly durable fashion in China.
The Musicalization of poetry
The importance of the song lyric in the long history of the relationship between Chinese poetry and music
The nature of the Tao of Hanshan and the mountain poet/recluses is most easily found when laughter comes spontaneously
Like the making of each shot of a movie. . . Wang Wei’s images achieve cinematic distinction
Ambiguity in Chinese poetry
Ranging from general to specific, various ambiguities exist in classical Chinese poems.