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The Resource The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song : emotional energy and literati self-cultivation, Colin S. C. Hawes, (electronic resource)

The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song : emotional energy and literati self-cultivation, Colin S. C. Hawes, (electronic resource)

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The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song : emotional energy and literati self-cultivation
Title
The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song
Title remainder
emotional energy and literati self-cultivation
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Colin S. C. Hawes
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eng
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Hawes, Colin S. C
Dewey number
895.1/1093552
LC call number
PL2323
LC item number
.H39 2005
Series statement
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
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  • Chinese poetry
  • Social interaction
  • Friendship
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Observing that the vast majority of surviving Northern Song poems are directly addressed to other people, Colin S. C. Hawes explores how literati of China's mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic tradition in poetry. These social poems, produced in group settings and exchanged with friends and acquaintances, are often lighthearted in tone and full of witty banter and wordplay. Hawes challenges previous scholars' dismissal of these poems as trivial and insignificant because they lacked serious political and moral content by arguing that the central function of poetry at the time was to release pent-up emotions and share them with others in a socially acceptable manner--what Hawes views as circulating emotional energy or qi. Focusing on the circle of poets around Ouyang Xiu (1007-72 CE) and Mei Yaochen (1002-60 CE), the most influential literary figures of the mid-Northern Song period and the creators of a distinctive Song poetic style, Hawes provides a number of translations of poems of the period. Several major functions of poetic composition are discussed, including poetry as a game, as therapy, as a means of building relationships, and as a way of finding solace in history and in the natural world. Ultimately, the Northern Song attitude toward poetic composition spread throughout Chinese society
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The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song : emotional energy and literati self-cultivation, Colin S. C. Hawes, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000247340
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unknown
Isbn
9780791464717
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018835
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000247340
Label
The social circulation of poetry in the mid-Northern Song : emotional energy and literati self-cultivation, Colin S. C. Hawes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000247340
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791464717
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018835
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000247340

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