ShiJing - The Book of Songs - is a book of folk poetry
collected by Confucius.
Red Cliff Chinese/English/with sound
The greatest poetess of the Sung Dynasty - perhaps of all times.#1, 2, 3
Of all the ci (tze) she wrote, only 44 survived.
The numbering system is due to Lucy Chao Ho:
OuyangHsiu (1007-1072) was one of the greatest men of letters of the Sung
Dynasty. Fighting against the rigid form of essay writing in his time,
OuyangHsiu advocated the revival of an older free style. His monumental
New History of the Five Dynasties open a new vista of unrestricted
prose. He served as a high official in the court and left many works to
A Drinker in the Mountain Retreat
An essay by Chao Yuen-Ren at the turn of the century, to spoof the idea of
converting written Chinese into a phonetic system, i.e., Pinyin.
Every word in the essay sounds alike; so
when this essay is written by the Pinyin system, the entire essay becomes,
shi shi shi shi shi shi shi ......
which are utterly un-readable.
Lion-eating Poet in the Stone Den