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This concise creation to chinese language poetry serves as a primer for English-speakers wanting to extend their figuring out and pleasure of chinese language tradition. James J. Y. Liu first examines the chinese as a medium of poetic expression and, opposite to the standard concentrate on the visible characteristics of chinese language script, emphasizes the auditory results of chinese language verse. He offers a succinct survey of chinese language poetry idea and concludes together with his personal view of poetry, established upon conventional chinese language concepts.

"[This] books might be learn by way of all these drawn to chinese language poetry."—Achilles Fang, Poetry

"[This is] an important contribution to the certainty and appreciation of chinese language poetry, lucidly provided in a fashion that might allure a large viewers, and supplying an unique synthesis of chinese language and Western perspectives that would stimulate and encourage scholars of poetry everywhere."—Hans H. Frankel, Harvard magazine of Asiatic Studies

"This is a publication that are urged with no reservation to a person who desires to discover the realm of chinese language poetry in translation."—James R. Hightower, Journal of Asian Studies

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