Ci Poem


2024-03-20 12:00

Li Lienfung

Title: Ci Poem

Author: Li Lienfung

Press: China Intercontinental Press

ISBN: 9787508517452


Classical poems are an integral part of Chinese culture. The poems have been memorized, savoured and handed down from one generation to the next. Famous lines are quoted frequently in both daily life conversations and official speeches.
Shi and Ci, though both classical Chinese poems, are different in many ways. Some of the most well-known Ci poems, mostly from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), are presented in this book.
The unique bilingual format captures the cadence and the spirit of each poem. The hanyu pinyin to all Chinese characters makes it possible for people who cannot read Chinese language can also appreciate the poems. The author explains the poems in such a way that you will find reading classical Chinese poems can be easy and fun. Enjoy the book!


1. The Rules for Composing Ci

2. Say it with the Correct Tone

3. The Poet King Li Yu and His Ether

4. Li Yu: Poems by a Prisoner

5. Liu Yong the Favourite of Courtesans

6. Su Dongpo : The Man Himself

7. "In Memoriam"

8. "Escaping from Here"

9. Poems to His Brother from Su Dongpo

10. The Personality of Su Dongpo

11. Li Qingzhao : Her Life

12. "The Wind has Stopped"

13. "The Evening Breeze"

14. Lu You : "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!"

15. A Love Poem

16. Poems by Chairman Mao


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