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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Birch, Cyril, ed. Anthology of Chinese Literature from Early Times to the fourteenth century. New York: Grove Press, 1965.
  • ---, Scenes for Mandarins: The Elite Theater of the Ming. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
  • Chang, Kang-i Sun. "A Guide to Ming Ch'ing Anthologies of Women's Poetry and Their Selection Strategies." Gest Library Journal 5, 2 (1992): 119-60.
  • Chaves, Jonathan, trans. and ed. The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties (1279-1911). New York. Columbia University Press, 1986.
  • Ch'en, Li-Li, trans. Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
  • Crump, J. I., trans. Chan-kuo Ts'e. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.
  • Eide, Elling, trans. Poems by Li Po. Lexington, Kentucky: Anvil Press, 1984. With separate volume, Translator's Note and Finding Lists.
  • ---. Ballads and Stories From Tun-huang. London: Allen and Unwin, 1960.
  • Hanan, Patrick, trans. The Carnal Prayer Mat, Li Yu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.
  • Hawkes, David, trans. Ch'u Tz'u: The Songs of the South. N. Y.: Oxford University Press, 1959. New York: Penguin, 1985.
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  • Hung, William. Tu Fu: China's Greatest Poet. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952. See also his Supplemental Volume of Notes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952.
  • Knechtges, David, trans. Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature. 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. Volume 3: Rapsodies on Natural Phenomena, Birds and Animals, Aspirations and Feelings, Sorrowful Laments, Literature, Music, and Passions, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • Landau, Julie, trans. Beyond Spring: Tzu Poems of the Sung Dynasty. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Leslie, Donald. Islamic Literature in Chinese. Canberra: College of Advanced Education, 1981.
  • Liu, Wu-chi and Irving Lo, eds. Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry. New York: Anchor Books, 1975.
  • Mair, Victor, ed. The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
  • Roy, David, trans. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei. Volume One: "The Gathering." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Waley, Arthur. The Life and Times of Po Chu-i. London: Allen and Unwin, 1949.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. and ed. The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.
  • ---, trans. The Tso Chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
  • Wong, Siu-kit, trans. Early Chinese Literary Criticism. Taipei: Bookman Books, 1983.
  • Wu, Ching-tzu. The Scholars. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Wu, Yenna, The Lioness Roars: Shrew Stories from Late Imperial China. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Xu Gan. Balanced Discourses. Bilingual Edition. Translated by John Makeham, with introductions by Dang Shengyuan and John Makeham. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.