Taiwan has advanced dramatically from a little-known island to an across the world acclaimed fiscal miracle and thriving democracy. The historical past of contemporary Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the tale of this modification from outer edge to frontier. Containing translations of approximately four hundred poems from 50 poets spanning the full 20th century, this anthology finds Taiwan in a extensive spectrum of subject matters, types, and kinds: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism. The in-depth advent outlines the improvement of recent poetry within the distinct old and cultural context of Taiwan. accomplished in either intensity and scope, Frontier Taiwan fantastically captures the achievements of the nation's smooth poetic traditions.

Show description

Read or Download Frontier Taiwan PDF

Best Chinese books

Readings of the Platform Sutra (Columbia Readings of Buddhist Literature)

The Platform Sutra contains a variety of vital Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. speculated to comprise the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638–713), the mythical 6th Patriarch of Chan, the sutra has been renowned between monastics and the knowledgeable elite for hundreds of years. the 1st research of its sort in English, this quantity bargains essays that introduce the historical past and concepts of the sutra to a common viewers and interpret its practices.

Intersectoral Resource Flows and China's Economic Development (Studies on the Chinese Economy)

This booklet makes a survey of the methodologies utilized in earlier quantitative research of intersectoral source flows (IRF). in keeping with the dialogue of the defects of a lot current paintings, an try is made to enhance the size of IRF. The e-book is a scientific research of IRF in China 1952-1983 and lays a lot of the basis for constructing a coherent research of the timing, dimension and path of IRF in China.

A History of the Chinese Language

A heritage of the chinese offers a complete creation to the ancient improvement of the chinese from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric instances to fashionable regular chinese language. Taking a hugely obtainable and balanced strategy, it provides a chronological survey of some of the levels of chinese improvement, overlaying the most important points reminiscent of phonology, syntax and semantics.

500 Common Chinese Idioms: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary

500 universal chinese language Idioms is the perfect software for all intermediate to complicated novices of chinese language. in response to huge corpora of actual language info, it provides the five hundred most ordinarily used chinese language idioms or chengyu, besides quite a few synonyms, antonyms and the commonest buildings, allowing the reader to make knowledgeable guesses concerning the meanings of enormous quantities of unusual idioms.

Extra resources for Frontier Taiwan

Show sample text content

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 12 votes