Li Bai & Du Fu
Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative approach to studying the writings of China’s most revered classical poets. Organized by poet and by themes such as “Moon Poetry,” “Wine Drinking Poetry,” and “War Poetry,” each poem is accompanied by a short essay of analysis and appreciation in contemporary Chinese, which discusses the poem’s linguistic, historical, literary, and philosophical aspects. Together, these poems and essays encourage students to assimilate the subtleties of both contemporary and classical Chinese language. A beautifully arranged audio companion, performed by master voice artist Hong Zhang, brings to life the twenty-six poems.
Browse this site for audio and other supplementary material, and connect with other lovers of classical Chinese poetry.