A Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry
Translated by John Turner
Compiled and edited by John J. Deeney
xxxiv + 166 pages
A highly commended anthology of classical Chinese poetry which includes verse translations of 121 poems ranging from the Zhou (11th century BC) to the Qing dynasties. Through the sensitive and learned rendering of the translator, almost the entire range of classical Chinese poetry is represented here.
'... deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who teaches classical Chinese poetry, Chinese literature in translation, and indeed, any course on Chinese culture and civilization.'
—The China Quarterly
'John Turner's meticulous and sensitive translations reveal a welcome glimpse of the beauty of traditional Chinese poetry.'