visión de conjunto:Críticas By presenting poems in so many different forms: Chinese characters Romanization English translation audio files stress maps and transliteration the book enables the reader - no matter what her background in Chinese language to grasp much of what is going on. BLT Not Just a Sandwich Reseña del editor In this guided anthology experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi sao fu ci and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic formal and prosodic features of Chinese poetry and each chapter is written by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original. The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese English and romanization accompanied by prose translation textual notes commentaries and recordings. Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah) Biografía del autor Zong-qi Cai is professor of Chinese and comparative literature at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Matrix of Lyric Transformation: Poetic Modes and Self-Presentation in Early Chinese Pentasyllabic Poetry (Michigan 1996) and Configurations of Comparative Poetics: Three Perspectives on Western and Chinese Literary Criticism (Hawai'i 2002) and is the editor of A Chinese Literary Mind: Culture Creativity and Rhetoric in Wenxin dialong (Stanford 2001) and Chinese Aesthetics: The Ordering of Literature the Arts and the Universe in the Six Dynasties (Hawai'i 2004).