The halberd at Red Cliff : Jian'an and the Three Kingdoms / Xiaofei Tian
- Tian, Xiaofei, 1971-
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2018.
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- Physical Description:
- xiv, 454 pages : map ; 25 cm.
- Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 108
- Part I. The plague: Chapter 1. Plague and poetry: rethinking Jian'an -- Introduction: looking back -- "Dead poets society" -- Gathering at Ye -- The poems -- The Jian'an that is unlike "Jian'an" -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2. Circling the tree thrice: lord, vassal, community -- Introduction: Wang Can's jade pendant -- Food and feast: The ideal feast -- Perspectives on food -- A man of taste -- Gifts, letters, exchange: Give and take -- Ownership and competition -- A dark exchange -- Conclusion -- Part II. The bronze bird: Chapter 3. The southern perspective: "fan writing" -- Introduction: the southern perspective -- The fan -- An account of Luoyang -- Bronze bird -- "Fan writing" -- The poetics of unified empire -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4. Terrace and tile: imagining a lost city -- Introduction: views of Ye -- Ascending the terrace: early writings -- Changed view from the terrace -- Irony and criticism: later variations -- Fragmentation: the bronze bird inkstone -- Conclusion -- Part III. The Red Cliff: Chapter 5. Restoring the broken halberd -- Introduction: the broken halberd -- Going local, getting personal -- The southern turn in the ninth century -- Owning Red Cliff -- Dongpo's Chibi -- A storyteller's vision -- The reel Red Cliff -- Conclusion -- Epilogue. The return of the repressed -- Appendix A. Cao Coa's "short song" -- Appendix B. Red Cliff poems -- Appendix C. A duel of wits across the river between the two army counselors.
- "The writings of the Jian'an era lay the foundation of China's classical poetry and literary criticism and its personages and events have inspired works of historical fiction and drama throughout Chinese history. This book investigates how these associations were closely related in their origins and subsequent metamorphoses"--
- 9780674977037 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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