""A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-dateinformation (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volumetitle stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditionalChinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published."" --Choice
The second volume to The Indiana Companion to TraditionalChinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. VolumeII includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditionalChinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) ofeditions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.
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William H. Nienhauser, Jr. is Hall-Bascom Professor of Chinese Literature at the University of Wisconsin. In 1979 he helped found the journal Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), which he continues to edit. Among his publications are articles in a number of major journals as well as several books, including The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, Volume I.
Charles Hartman is the author of Han Yu and the T'ang Search for Unity as well as numerous articles on T'ang and Sung literature. He is Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Albany.
Scott W. Galer studied at Brigham Young University and the University of Colorado and is now working on a reconstruction and analysis of the first comprehensive Shi chi commentary.Review:
With this volume, Nienhauser (Univ. of Wisconsin) updates and supplementsthe first volume of Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature (CH, Jul'87). The supplement portion of this latest Companion includes more than 60informative entries on major writers, works, and genres not included in the firstvolume. Prominent examples include Ch'in Kuan, 1049 -- 1100, Chuang Tzu, andchildren's literature (er -- t'ung wen -- hs eh (wen -- hsueh) ). In general, theseand other entries are a bit longer and more detailed than those in the firstCompanion. The update portion appears in the form of a bibliography, running almost300 pages in length, which provides supplementary bibliographical references (mostlyin English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German, covering 1984 through 1996) tothe more than 500 entries that make up the 1986 bibliography. A veritable feast ofconcise, useful, reliable, and up -- to -- date information (all prepared by topscholars in the field), Nienhauser's now tw
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