POETICS

Wen - Poetry in Chinese culture
J.P. SEATON
Under wen we find a number of things that go beyond even the most advanced conception of literacy in the West.
An introduction
BURTON WATSON
Poetry has been many things to the Chinese over the long centuries of their history…

Chinese poetry & the American imagination
KENNETH REXROTH
Chinese poetry entering the American poetic consciousness

The idea of the Chinese Poet
GARY SNYDER
The roles and influences of the Chinese poets, in China and in contemporary society
Cosmology in Chinese Poetry
FRANCOIS CHENG
Ideographic writing in China was perceived not as an arbitrary invention of man, but as the result of supernatural revelation. 
Taoist cosmology and poetry
DAVID HINTON
Consciousness, cosmos, and language form a unity in a Chinese poem.
The Chinese cosmos
ASIA FOR EDUCATORS
Basic concepts of Chinese cosmology
Poetic forms
J.P. SEATON
An introduction to  Chinese poetics forms. coming soon
The Book of Songs and the origins of Chinese poetry


The Chinese written character
J.P. SEATON
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
Li PoBoBai
The challenge of representing Chinese in written English
Chinese prosody
ZONG QI-CAI
Prominent features of Chinese prosody, including rhyme and meter
Music and poetry
FRANCOIS CHENG
Poetry was united to music in a particularly durable fashion in China.
The Musicalization of poetry
SHUEN-FU LIN
The importance of the song lyric in the long history of the relationship between Chinese poetry and music 
So ha-ha-ho-ha-ha
JOHN BLOFELD
The nature of the Tao of Hanshan and the mountain poet/recluses is most easily found when laughter comes spontaneously
Mise-en-scene
WAI-LIM YIP
Like the making of each shot of a movie. . . Wang Wei’s images achieve cinematic distinction
Ambiguity in Chinese poetry
FRANCOIS CHENG
Ranging from general to specific, various ambiguities exist in classical Chinese poems.