Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry in the one volume hardback set from Library of Chinese Classics. This book is in English and simplified Chinese and is a wonderful addition to any library. There are 321 pages and 1 book version was published by Zhonghua Shuju in 2006.
Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry
This book of Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry contains 152 poems. To make it easy to read and memorize, the poems have been arranged in the order of pentasyllabic quatrains, hepasyllabic regulated verses, pentasyllabic ancient-style poems, and heptasyllabic anciet-style poems. Under each form, the poets are arranged in a chronological order. You don’t need to understand what these stylistic terms mean in order to understand the beauty of Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry, it is just extra background information.
Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry is part of Library of Chinese Classics and there are over 80 books in the series so far. Library of Chinese Classics is a ‘mirror’ format which means that there is a page of Chinese followed by a page of English. These bilingual books are perfect for Western readers interested in Chinese culture, people learning Chinese and native Chinese readers who want to read an accessible version of the classics.