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Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry
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Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams

Abstract

From ancient times southern identity has been prominent in Chinese literature, beginning with the poetry of Qu Yuan in the Warring States era. During the medieval period (roughly the first millennium C.E.), the regions south of the Yangtze River took on a variety of cultural images. This book is the first work in English to examine the development of the cultural South in classical Chinese poetry. Seven different contributors examine how major writers from this period depicted themselves and Southern China in poetic form. Their attitudes range from patriotic attachment towards one’s homeland t ... More

Keywords: Southern China, Six Dynasties poetry, Tang poetry, exile in literature, regional identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139262
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ping Wang, editor
University of Washington, Seattle

Nicholas Morrow Williams, editor
Hong Kong Baptist University

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Contents

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1 Southland as Symbol

Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams

3 Fan Writing

Xiaofei Tian

5 Farther South

Paul W. Kroll

6 The Pity of Spring

Nicholas Morrow Williams

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