Classical Chinese Poetry, Tuesday, March 10

Smith professor Sujane Wu will recite and chant in Chinese and English, 7:30 pm, Poetry Center, Wright Hall.

Sujane Wu, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Literatures, Smith College


An evening of classical Chinese poems recited and chanted in Chinese, with English translations, by Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Sujane Wu.

  Tuesday, March 10, 2009
7:30 pm Chinese Poetry
Smith College Poetry Center, Wright Hall

Presented by East Asian Languages & Literatures and East Asian Studies. The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry. Translated and edited by J.P. Seaton and James Cryer.
How to read Chinese poetry: a guided anthology. Edited by Zong-qi Cai.
by Gwyneth Lewis


For centuries, Chinese people have entrusted their most profound and heartfelt utterances to poetry, the form that has come to be recognized as characteristic of the Chinese literary spirit at its greatest. Wu will present poems that treat the theme and circumstance of solitude from a range of dynasties and styles, with remarks on musical interpretation as well as on multiple translations. A scholar and Smith faculty member, she has been studying, performing, and writing extensively on Classical Chinese poetry for two decades.

Search by SUBJECT to locate <Chinese Poetry -- Translations into English> in the Five College Library Catalog.



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Smith College Resources

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Bibliography of Asian Studies - 1971 to present References western-language books and articles on all parts of Asia.
China Academic Journals - 1994 to present Full Text Full-text of 7,200+ Chinese journals..


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