Masterworks of early Chinese poetry
Dating from the second century AD, this anthology is the second-
oldest collection of Chinese poems in existence. The poems,
originating from the state of Chu and rooted in Shamanism, are
grouped under seventeen titles and contain all that we know of
Chinese poetry's ancient beginnings. The earliest poems were
composed in the fourth century BC, and almost half of them are
traditionally ascribed to Qu Yuan. In his... more...