Early Chinese literature Author:Burton Watson Chinese literature, from its remote beginnings down through the centuries, has flowered brilliantly in three fields: history, philosophy, and poetry. Burton Watson here provides an account of Chinese writing from the time of the Chou dynasty (1100 BC - 249 BC) to the middle of the Latter Han dynasty (AD 25 - AD 220). — The masterpieces of this pe... more »riod are described, with illustrative quotations. Many of these works are of unknown or doubtful authorship. For known authors, Dr. Burton also provides pertinent biographical information.
Each section includes a selected list of translations. There is also a chronology which places the works and their authors in historical relation to each other.
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