Popular Songs and Ballads of Han China

  title={Popular Songs and Ballads of Han China},
  author={Anne M. Birrell},
Now that Anne Birrell's 1988 introduction to the Han lyrics conventionally known as yueh-fu Wft has proven its staying power by appearing in paperback, it is worth re-examining partly for its own sake, and partly because its strengths and drawbacks have much to tell us about Western scholars' knowledge of and attitudes toward older Chinese poetry and other sinological fields. Recent discussions of those attitudes have focused on the debate over traditional vs. avantgarde scholarly approaches, a… 

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  • I. Furniss
  • History
    Yearbook for Traditional Music
  • 2009
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