Dynastic Timeline A Note on Pinyin Romanization List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Poems Introductions to the Poets and Explanatory Notes Glossary Bibliography Index
Charles Egan's presentation does a real service, providing the latest perspectives rather than a rehash of traditional, received accounts. His translations, which form the heart of this book, read smoothly and well. The introduction and the annotations are very well done and make this anthology one to be enjoyed, savored, and learned from. -- Beata Grant, Washington University
Charles Egan is associate professor of Chinese at San Francisco State University, where he is also the director of its Chinese program. He has published extensively on the development of Chinese poetic genres and is a frequent translator.
This books fulfills at least three needs and fulfills them at a very high standard... it expands the body of Ch'an poetry available in English... it provides an account of the Ch'an religious tradition... the translations are graceful. Journal of Chinese Religions