Will the Phoenixes Ever Return? - The San Qu Poems of Ma Zhiyuan

Author(s): Clifford Pannam (Translator); Zhiyuan Ma


The essays, commentaries and poems (in translation) in this book reflect the variety of the author's interests. He is a senior Melbourne barrister of paternal Greek origin who has a deep and continuing interest in China and its language; and the classical history of both of these countries.Translations of Ma Zhiyuan's poetry. He lived (1250-1321) at a time when China, for the first time in its history, came under the complete control of an alien regime - the Mongols. Among his achievements is the development and popularising of the new san qu lyric form of poetry. It was a fascinating time in Chinese history and Ma Zhiyuan's verse is a quite marvellous reflection of the period as well as being beautiful and informative in its own right.


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  • : 9781921665479
  • : Ford Street Publishing
  • : Ford Street Publishing
  • : November 2011
  • : --- length: - '23' width: - '15' units: - Centimeters
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  • : Clifford Pannam (Translator); Zhiyuan Ma
  • : Hardback
  • : 232