Book Size: 6.125" x 7.5"

Pages: 100

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569965

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Editor: Jane Portal

Illustrated by Qu Lei Lei

Illustrations: color & b&w illustrations

Release date: 09/12/14

Category:

Chinese Love Poetry

By • Illustrated by Qu Lei Lei

$ 17.95

About this book

Classical and modern Chinese love poems, illustrated with brushwork calligraphy and scenes from rarely exhibited paintings.

The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems ranging from the earliest known works in the famous Book of Songs to the work of Chairman Mao and other twentieth-century poets, including poignant examples from the high point of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty (618-906). The subject of all the poems and extracts is love, in all its variations: the love of husbands and wives, family and friends, times and places as well as courtship, passion and parting.

Selected English translations are each illustrated with a scene from a Chinese painting and are illuminated by the artistic brushwork calligraphy of Qu Lei Lei. Jane Portal's introduction summarizes the history and development of Chinese poetry and provides brief biographical notes on the poets.

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About the authors

Jane Portal is Matsutaro Shoriki Chair of the Arts of Asia, Oceania and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the author of The Terracotta Warriors and Korea: Art and Archaeology

Qu Lei Lei is an artist and calligrapher. He is the author of Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script for Beginners.

About the Author

Qu Lei Lei is an artist and calligrapher. He is the author of Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script for Beginners.

Additional information

Author

Portal , Jane (ed.)

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

100

Type

PB

Illustrator

Lei Lei, Qu

Illustrations

color & b&w illus.

Editor

Portal , Jane

Release date

09/12/14

Author Home

Boston , Massachussetts , USA

Format

6.125" x 7.5"