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XIAO TONG: WEN XUAN / WENXUAN Anthology of Chinese Literature - Poetry China

XIAO TONG: WEN XUAN / WENXUAN Anthology of Chinese Literature - Poetry China

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XIAO TONG: WEN XUAN / WENXUAN

For sale we have the Wenxuan written in the Chinese language and we believe it is in Old Mandarin

Published and printed in Hong Kong, undated, circa 1940s.

Xiao Tong (September/October 501 – 30 May 531), courtesy name Deshi, formally Crown Prince Zhaoming was a Crown Prince of the Chinese Liang Dynasty, posthumously honored as Emperor Zhaoming. He was the oldest son of Emperor Wu of Liang, whom he predeceased.

Xiao Tong is survived by his great literary compendium, the Wenxuan, an anthology of literature divided into 60 chapters. Chapter 29 preserves the Nineteen Old Poems, a major source for early Classical Chinese poetry. Xiao appears to consider these to be anonymous works, a view supported by modern scholarship, despite the claims of Xu Ling in his New Songs from the Jade Terrace.

CONDITION

In good condition throughout. Binding good and pages good throughout.
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