China’s Classic Literature – Xiwen

Chinese civilization perhaps is the most literature-oriented in human history, but the dominant writing style in China changes over time. Here is a long-established observation that brilliantly summarizes the evolution of China’s literature scene: 楚骚 汉赋 魏晋骈文 唐诗 宋词 元曲 明代话本 It means that the odes of the Warrior States era, the rhymed essays of the Han Dynasty, the couplet-style essays […]

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