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Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Jan

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ISBN-10: 0972869239

ISBN-13: 9780972869232

Edition: 2004

Authors: Meng Hao-Jan, David Hinton

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Meng Hao-jan (689"740 C.E.) is generally considered to be one of China's most important poets, but there has never been an edition of his work in English. Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism was coming to maturity and becoming widely practiced among the intelligentsia of China. Ch'an not only clarified anew the spiritual ecology of early Taoist thought, it also emphasized the old Taoist idea that deep understanding lies beyond words. In poetry, this gave rise to a much more distilled language, especially in its concise imagism, which opened new inner depths, nonverbal insights, and outright enigma. It was in the work of Meng Hao-jan that this poetic revolution began, a revolution that marked the beginning…    
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 1/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 81
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary texts that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, he received the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.

Autumn Begins
Gathering Firewood
Listening to Cheng Yin Play His Ch'in
Adrift on North Creek
Climbing Long-View Mountain's Highest Peak
Looking for the Recluse Chang Tzu-jung at White-Crane Cliff
Adrift on a Summer's Day, I Visit the Hermitage of Recluse T'eng
Inscribed on a Wall at Li's Farm, for Ch'i-wu Ch'ien
On Reaching the Ju River Dikes, Sent to My Friend Lu
On Reaching the Han River
Roaming up to Master Jung's Hermitage ...
Visiting the Hermitage of Ch'an Monk Jung
Returning to My Garden at Night after Looking for Chang Wu
On the Tower at Uphold All-Gathering Monastery
In Lo-yang, Stopping by to Visit Yuan Kuan without Finding Him
Looking for T'eng's Old Recluse Home
Traveling to Yueh, I Linger Out Farewell with Chang and Shen
7/7 in a Strange Village
Anchoring Overnight at Ox Island ...
Down the Kan River Rapids
9/9 at Dragon-Sands, Sent to Liu
Stopping Overnight at Date-Brights Inn
Autumn Night, Setting Moon
Looking for Mei, Sage Master of Way
Early Plums
At Lumen-Empty Monastery, Visiting Dharma-Guile ...
Encountering Snow on the Road to Ch'ang-an
Overnight at Kingfisher-Hue Monastery ...
Outside the Capital, Farewell to Acrid-Expanse
Lingering Out Farewell with Wang Wei
Year's-End, On Returning to Southern Mountains
Sent to Ch'ao, the Palace Reviser
A Farewell for Tu Huang
Spending the Night at Abbot Yeh's Mountain Home, ...
At Lumen-Empty Monastery, Visiting the Hermitage of ...
After Chang Yuan's Clear Mirror Lament
At the Pavilion on Grand-View Mountain, ...
Adrift at Wu-ling
Anchored off Hsun-yang in Evening Light, ...
Anchored Overnight on Thatch-Hut River ...
Waiting Out Rain at East Slope, ...
Courtyard Oranges
Overnight at Cypress-Peak Monastery ...
Adrift on What-If River
The Ch'an Depths of a Monk at Royal-Patriarch Monastery
Heading West up the Che River, ...
Overnight on Abiding-Integrity River
Up Early at Fish-Creek Lake
New Year's Eve at Chang Tzu-jung's House in Lo-ch'eng
Anchored Overnight near the City Wall at Hsuan-ch'eng
Upriver to Wu-ch'ang
Below South Mountain, Inviting a Sage Gardener to Plant Melons
Climbing Deer-Gate Mountain, Thoughts of Ancient Times
Returning Home to Deer-Gate Mountain at Night
After Visiting Thought-Essence Monastery, I Return ...
Looking for the Master at Chrysanthemum Pond ...
Climbing Grand-View Mountain with Friends
On Peak-Light Tower with Prime Minister Chang Chiu-ling
Out on the Road, Skies Clearing
At Tung-t'ing Lake, Sent to Yen Fang
On Returning to My Mountains, for the Ch'an Abbot Clarity-Deep
On a Journey to Thought-Essence Monastery, ...
Wandering the West Ridge at Phoenix-Grove Monastery
Searching Incense Mountain for the Monk Clarity-Deep
Spring Dawn
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