A History of Chinese Literature
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A History of Chinese Literature

By Herbert A. Giles
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Table of Contents
  • A HISTORY OF CHINESE LITERATURE
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • BOOK THE FIRST THE FEUDAL PERIOD (B.C. 600-200)
    • CHAPTER I LEGENDARY AGES—EARLY CHINESE CIVILISATION—ORIGIN OF WRITING
    • CHAPTER II CONFUCIUS—THE FIVE CLASSICS
    • CHAPTER III THE FOUR BOOKS—MENCIUS
    • CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS
    • Chapter V POETRY—INSCRIPTIONS
    • CHAPTER VI TAOISM—THE “TAO-TÊ-CHING”
  • BOOK THE SECOND THE HAN DYNASTY (B.C. 200—A.D. 200)
    • CHAPTER I THE “FIRST EMPEROR”—THE BURNING OF THE BOOKS—MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS
    • CHAPTER II POETRY
    • CHAPTER III HISTORY—LEXICOGRAPHY
    • CHAPTER IV BUDDHISM
  • BOOK THE THIRD MINOR DYNASTIES (A.D. 200-600)
    • CHAPTER I POETRY—MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE
    • CHAPTER II CLASSICAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • BOOK THE FOURTH THE T’ANG DYNASTY (A.D. 600-900)
    • CHAPTER I POETRY
    • CHAPTER II CLASSICAL AND GENERAL LITERATURE
  • BOOK THE FIFTH THE SUNG DYNASTY (A.D. 900-1200)
    • CHAPTER I THE INVENTION OF BLOCK-PRINTING
    • CHAPTER II HISTORY—CLASSICAL AND GENERAL LITERATURE
    • CHAPTER III POETRY
    • CHAPTER IV DICTIONARIES—ENCYCLOPÆDIAS—MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE
  • BOOK THE SIXTH THE MONGOL DYNASTY (A.D. 1200-1368)
    • CHAPTER I MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE—POETRY
    • CHAPTER II THE DRAMA
      • THE FLOWERY BALL.
    • THE FLOWERY BALL.
    • CHAPTER III THE NOVEL
  • BOOK THE SEVENTH THE MING DYNASTY (A.D. 1368-1644)
    • CHAPTER I MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE—MATERIA MEDICA—ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF AGRICULTURE
    • CHAPTER II NOVELS AND PLAYS
    • CHAPTER III POETRY
  • BOOK THE EIGHTH THE MANCHU DYNASTY (A.D. 1644-1900)
    • CHAPTER I THE “LIAO CHAI”—THE “HUNG LOU MÊNG”
    • CHAPTER II THE EMPERORS K’ANG HSI AND CH’IEN LUNG
    • CHAPTER III CLASSICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE—POETRY
    • CHAPTER IV WALL LITERATURE—JOURNALISM—WIT AND HUMOUR—PROVERBS AND MAXIMS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES
  • Transcriber's Note
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