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Featured Texts 4: Other collections of Chinese poetry

More poems by ancient Chinese poet such other than major poets in example #1.

The fourth category we look at is poetry collections by individual Chinese poets, such as Bai Juyi (772-846), Han Yu (768-824) and Zongyuan (773-819). Watch Prof.Horikawa introduce 2 examples.

Keio University books introduced in the video:

  1. Hakushi bunshū (Ch. Baishi wenji) (The collected works of Bai Juyi), Gen’na 4 (1618) old-movable-type
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  2. Zhu Wengong jiao Changli xiansheng wenji (J. Shubunkōkō shōreisensei bunshū, The Collected Writings of Han Yu, Annotated by Zhu Xi), Yuan-period edition (some volumes from the Ming-period), 14th-15th c.
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  3. Tang Song shi xian qian jia shi xuan (J. Tōsōjiken senkashisen, Selected Poems by One Thousand Excellent Poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties), Late Song-early Ming edition, second half of the 13th c.
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Keywords introduced in the video

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So far, we’ve reviewed four types of Chinese books based on Chinese works. What kind of role do you think these books played in the education of monks? Please share any interesting comments/findings in the comments area.

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