A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture by Crystal Tai

By Crystal Tai

Poetry is the main concise and detailed expression of a tradition. A Poetic Portal to chinese language tradition is hence your smartest begin to examine every thing deep down within the world's subsequent monetary superpower. via in-depth yet easy-to-read interpretations of chinese language poetry, this ebook familiarizes you with all of the flamboyant chinese language gala's of the yr, tells you why Taiwan can also be known as the Republic of China, and exhibits you chinese language people's middle values.

With its 12 chapters named after the year of the yr, this booklet takes you thru an imaginary calendar yr to include one chinese language customized after one other in chronological order. As a month often comprises 4 to 5 weeks, each one bankruptcy provides English translations of 4 or 5 recognized chinese language poems that painting the chapter's exact time of year.

Envision chinese language poetry as an arch of wisteria transforming into from chinese language tradition to crown the culture's front. when you are one of many outsiders who have fun with the calligraphy of chinese language poems yet have no idea their meanings, allow the writer of this ebook free up the gate of language for you, and consultant you the entire means into the center of the cultural garden.

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