August 06, 2006

translating classical chinese poetry

There is a good site, simply called Chinese poems, which presents Chinese, pinyin and English texts of classical Chinese poems mainly from the Tang and Song dynasties, including the obvious Li Po (Li Bai) and Tu Fu (Du Fu).

Attached to the transliteration and translation of Du Fu's famous 'Spring View' is a worthwhile discussion on the issues involved in translating 'Spring View', and a pointer to an analysis of the poem by Paul Rouzer of Columbia University at Asian Topics, another worthwhile site for those interested in Tang Dynasty poetry.


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