The Chinese Essay

Edited and translated by David Pollard


Table of contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements 
Preface 
Skeleton Chronology 
Introduction 
Zhuge Liang (181 — 234) 
  To Lead out the Army
Tao Qian (365 — 427)
  Requiem for Myself
Han Yu (768 — 824)
  Address to the Crocodiles of Chaozhou
  Goodbye to Penury
Liu Zongyuan (773 — 819)
  The Whip Vendor
  My First Excursion to West Mountain
  The Small Rock Pool West of the Hillock
Lu Guimeng (? — ca. 881)
  A Monument to Rustic Temples
Ouyang Xiu (1007 — 1072)
  The Old Toper's Pavilion
Su Shi (1037 — 1101)
  The Terrace over the Void
  Master Table Mountain
  Red Cliff: One
  Inscription for the Temple of Han Yu at Chaozhou
Su Che (1039 — 1112)
  The Pavilion of Elation
Fang Xiaoru (1357 — 1402)
  The Mosquito Dialogue
Gui Youguang (1506 — 1571)
  My Mother: A Brief Life
  The Xiangji Studio
Yuan Hongdao (1568 — 1610)
  Tiger Hill
  The Rewards of Stupidity
Zhang Dai (1597 — 1684)
  The Full Moon Festival at the West Lake
  Wang Yuesheng
  Liu Jingting: Storyteller
  The Jades of Yangzhou
Li Yu (1611 — 1680)
  Pleasant Diversions: Judging Beauty
  Pleasant Diversions: Accomplishments
  Pleasant Diversions: Literacy
  Pleasant Diversions: Clothes
Fang Bao (1668 — 1749)
  Life in Prison
Yuan Mei (1716 — 1797)
  Thoughts on Master Huang's Book Borrowing
Lun Xun (1881 — 1936)
  Three Summer Pests
  The Evolution of the Male Sex
  Ah Jin
  Confucius in Modern China
Zhou Zuoren (1885 — 1967)
  Relentless Rain
  Reading in the Lavatory
  On 'Passing the Itch'
  The Ageing of Ghosts
  In Praise of Mutes
Xia Mianzun (1886 — 1946)
  The Ornamental Iron Mountain
  Winter at White Horse Lake
Ye Shengtao (1894 — 1988)
  Three Kinds of Boat
  My Own Patch of Green
  Intellectuals
Feng Zikai (1898 — 1975)
  Eating Melon Seeds
  Autumn
  Bombs in Yishan
Yu Dafu (1896 — 1945)
  Village School and Academy
  The Winter Scene in Jiangnan
Zhu Ziqing (1898 — 1948)
  The View from the Rear
  Traces of Wenzhou
  The Lotus Pond by Moonlight
Liang Shih-ch'iu (1902 — 1987)
  Sickness
  Haircut
  Listening to Plays
Liang Yuchun (1906 — 1932)
  On the Road
  Well-meant Words
Lu Li (1908 — 1942)
  A Temple Lodging
Yang Jiang (1911 — )
  The Art of Listening
  Cloak of Invisibility
He Qifang (1912 — 1979)
  Elegy
Ch'i Chun (1917 — )
  Chignon
Eileen Chang (1920 — 1995)
  The Religion of the Chinese
  A Beating
Wang Ting-ch√ľn (1925 — )
  The Last Word in Beauty and Ugliness
  Footprints
Yu Kwang-chung (1928 — )
  Thus Friends Absent Speak
  My Four Hypothetical Enemies
Zongpu (1928 — )
  The Call of the Ruins
Koarnhak Tarn (1934 — )
  The Countryside of the Past
  Today's Countryside
Huang Chunming (1939 — )
  We Can't Bring Back the Past
  Waiting for a Flower's Name
Yu Qiuyu (1946 — )
  Shanghai People
Zhang Xingjian (1959 — )
  Goodwives
References
 

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