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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Kwong, Charles Yim-tze. Tao Qian and the Chinese Poetic Tradition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies, 1994.
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  • Li, Wai-yee. Enchantment and Disenchantment: Love and Illusion in Chinese Literature. Princeton University Press, 1993.
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  • Lu, Sheldon. From Historicity to Fictionality: the Chinese Poetics of Narrative. Stanford University Pree, 1994.
  • Mackerras, Colin, The Rise of the Peking Opera, 1770-1870: Social Aspects of the Theatre in Manchu China. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972.
  • ---. Chinese Theater: From its Origins to the Present Day. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.
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  • ---. The Great Age of Chinese Poetry: The High T'ang. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
  • ---. Remembrances: The Experience of the Past in Classical Chinese Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.
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  • Pollard, David, trans. The Chinese Essay: An Anthology. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
  • Ropp, Paul, Dissent in Early Modern China: Ju-lin wai-shih and Ch'ing Social Criticism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1981.
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  • Stone, Charles R. The Fountainhead of Chinese Erotica: The Lord of Perfect Satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.
  • Strassberg, Richard E. A Chinese Bestiary: Strange Creatures from the Guideways through Mountains and Seas. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. Po Chu-i: Selected Poems. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
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  • Yang, Xiaoshan. Metamorphosis of the Private Sphere: Gardens and Objects in Tang-Song Poetry. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2003.
  • Van Zoeren, Steven. Poetry and Personality: Reading, Exegesis, and Hermeneutics in Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.
  • Waley, Arthur, The Nine Songs: A Study of Shamanism in Ancient China. London: Allen & Unwin, 1955.
  • ---, trans. The Temple and Other Poems. New York: Knopf, 1923.
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  • Watson, Burton. Early Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962.
  • Widmer, Ellen. The Margins of Utopia: Shui-hu hou-chuan and the Literature of Ming Loyalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1987.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. Princeton University Press, 1997.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. University of Chicago Press, 1997.
  • Yu, Pauline. The Reading of Imagery in the Chinese Poetic Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • ---, ed. Voices of the Sung Lyric in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
  • Zeitlin, Judith. Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.
  • --- and Liu, Lydia H. (ed.). Writing and Materiality in China: Essays in Honor of Patrick Hanan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center for Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2003.
  • Zhou, Zuyan. "Chaos and the Gourd in 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'." T'oung Pao Vol. 87 Fasc. 4/5 (2001): 251-288.