The coffin fell apart.
There was the sound of decayed wood crumbling, and a cloud of smoke surged out, like water vapour from a hot steamer.

Yan Lianke / Carlos Rojas

Sabina Knight on writing Chinese literary history

"Writing Chinese Literary History: A Tweet for Sore Eyes" by Sabina Knight - in which she describes how she wrote "Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction"

attached to: Sabina Knight


# 1.   

I haven't read the book yet, but I have ordered it. In any case the attempt is courageous.

Gregory LEE, July 19, 2014, 5:03a.m.

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I'm reading it now. It's a nice overview; not only a good place for real beginners to start, but also a place for experts to gain a couple new insights born from simplified ordering. But the poetry translations (erratic rhyming, extraneous and antiquated diction...) are really not to my taste.


Lucas Klein, July 28, 2014, 1:07a.m.


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