300 Tang Poems - Feetan & Xu Yuanchong

300 Tang Poems

By Feetan & Xu Yuanchong

  • Release Date: 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Poetry


300 Tang Poems are gems of Chinese literature.

As early as 1898, Herbert A Giles published his rhymed translations of Tang poems, of which Lytton Stratchey said, “the poetry is it is the best that this generation has known,” and that it “holds a unique place in the literature of the world” “through its mastery of the tones and depths of affection.” Later, Arthur Waley said in his translations from the Chinese, “If one uses thyme, it is impossible not to sacrifice sense to sound,” and he translated Tang poems into free verse.