Selections From the Book of Songs

By: Xu, Yuanzhong

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"In seventh moon Fire Star west goes;
In ninth we make dresses all day long.
By and by warm spring grows
And golden orioles sing their song.
The lasses take their baskets deep
And go along the small pathways
To gather tender mulberry leaves in heap
When lengthen the vernal days,
They pile in heaps the southernwood,
Their heart in gloomy mood,
For they will say adieu to maidenhood."

The "Book of Songs," also known as the Confucian "Odes," is one of the main pillars of the Chinese classical literary canon. This accessible version of the "Book of Songs" is designed for general readers and contains historical notes and anecdotes. The "Book of Songs" is divided into four parts: the Book of Lyrics ("Guofeng"), the Book of Odes ("Xiaoya"), the Book of Epics ("Daya"), and the Book of Hymns ("Song"). The songs contained herein were collected from the fifteen city-states of the Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BC) and were created not only by the noble classes, but also by working people--farmers, soldiers, and minor government officials; men as well as women. What emerges from this collection is a dynamic and intimate window on traditional life in ancient China.

Title: Selections From the Book of Songs

Author Name: Xu, Yuanzhong

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Long River Press: 2012-08-14

ISBN Number: 083510009X

ISBN Number 13: 9780835100090

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M083510009XZ2