the poems & other

pic Poems of Inspector Chen

The poems in the present collection are compiled chronologically. Some of them have appeared — either entirely or partially — in the Chen novels, but with his writing in a hurry under the stress of the job, he usually takes time later to revise them, so the poems here may show difference, sometimes substantial, from the original versions. And some of them, either written in his pre-inspector days, or conceived in fragments only in his mind, now appear for the first time in the collection here.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 8, 2016)
Language: English
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pic Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life

A photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction and poetry, Qiu Xiaolong.

The photographs, all taken in a documentary style over a period of five years, represent an intimate and invaluable visual natural history of a way of life in the workers quarters and other central districts of the city that held sway throughout the 20th century and into the early years of the 21st century, before yielding to the ambitious ongoing efforts at urban reconstruction.

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books; 1 edition (September 20, 2012)
Language: English
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pic 100 Classic Chinese Poems


Publisher: East China Normal University Press (April 04, 2010)
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pic Lines Around China: Lines Out Of China

In this collection I have included some of the poems written in the last three or four years, a period in which I have been busy working on novels and translations, and making frequent trips to China. That's how the collection comes, in three parts. The poems in the first part, Lines out of China, were written in the United States. As for the second part, Lines in China, I wrote some during my trips there and rewrote in English, some I had written years earlier in Chinese. The third part, Cathay Revisited, resulted from my dialogue with classical Chinese poets in the translation of their works.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 29, 2008)
Language: English
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pic Evoking Tang: An Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry

In Evoking Tang, writer Qiu Xiaolong breathes new life into the works of the Tang dynasty masters, introducing their universal these—of love and lament, frienship and longing, the serenity to be found in natural beauty—to a whole new audience of western readers.The Tang period is the golden age of Chinese poetry. In Evoking Tang, a bilingual collection, Xiaolong offers English translations of more than 70 classic Chinese poems. The original texts represent the work of almost 40 poets from the Tang period, whose poems are comparable in importance, for English-speaking readers, to those of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Longfellow. The anthology is illustrated with 30 traditional Chinese paintings, which are included to aid interpretation and to stir the imagination of readers as they enter the poetic world.

Publisher: Penultimate Press Inc.; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 2007)
Language: English
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pic 100 Poems from Tang and Song Dynasties

The Tang and Song Dynasties of China are often referred to as the high points of culture in the history of Chinese civilization. The hundred poems featured in this book- carefully selected by translator and literature scholar, Qiu Xiaolong-represent the most famous and poignant of these poems. The Tang Dynasty poets were known for their distinctive personal styles and their rich and textured poems, while the Song Dynasty poets were known for their lyricism and depictions of town life.

Publisher: Better Link Press; 1st edition (September 15, 2006)
Language: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
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pic Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (Hippocrene Treasury of Love)


Publisher: Hippocrene Books; Bilingual edition (January 1, 2003)
Language: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
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pic Classic Chinese Love Poems

For this introductory volume Qiu Xiaolong has chosen a number of well-known love poems from China s long literary history. In particular, he chose those from the great Tang period (618-906), which have remained alive and on people s lips ever since they were written. Most of the selection here date from that period; the rest were penned during the later dynasties the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing. With b&w illustrations.

Publisher: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press (August 16, 2003)
Language: English, Chinese
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