The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature (Translations from the Asian Classics) (Paperback)

By Victor Mair (Editor)

Columbia University Press, 9780231074292, 1376pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 1996

List Price: 55.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Including works of varied genres from fiction and poetry to folk stories and elegies, travelogues and jokes to criticism and theory, this wide-ranging collection brings together more than two thousand years of great works in one portable volume.

About the Author

Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese languages and literature in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his many publications are Tun-huang Popular Narratives; Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis; T'ang Transformation Texts: A Study of the Buddhist Contribution to the Rise of Vernacular Fiction and Drama in China; Tao Te Ching: The Chinese Book of Integrity and the Way; and (with J. P. Mallory) The Tarim Mummies.