Item ID: 10037 Si yin zhai hui ke Song Yuan san shi yi jia ci 四印齋彙刻宋元三十一家詞 [Lyrics by Thirty-One Masters of the Song and Yuan, Assembled and Published by the Studio of the Four Kinds of Self-Cultivation]. Pengyun 王鵬運 WANG, ed.

A Wide-Ranging Collection of Lyrics

Si yin zhai hui ke Song Yuan san shi yi jia ci 四印齋彙刻宋元三十一家詞 [Lyrics by Thirty-One Masters of the Song and Yuan, Assembled and Published by the Studio of the Four Kinds of Self-Cultivation].

Four vols. Small 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. stitching. [China]: Siyin zhai 四印齋, [1893?].

Lyrics, or ci (tz’u) 詞 poetry, was “one of the major poetic genres in China.” Pieces in this genre were “originally song text[s] set to existing musical tunes.” The genre “emerged in the T’ang dynasty in response to the popularity of foreign musical tunes newly imported from Central Asia” (The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, vol. 1, 846-49). The genre is in particular associated with the Song dynasty. Writers covered in our collection include Song official Li Mixun 李彌遜 (1085-1153) and Liu Bingzhong 劉秉忠 (1216-74), whose talents were recognized by Khubilai Khan and died in Xanadu in Inner Mongolia.

There is a Preface by official, writer, and library administrator Miu Quansun 繆荃孫 (1844-1919) dated 1893 (guisi). Some of the works in the collection contain Prefaces and colophons.

The imprint Siyin zhai [Studio of the Four Kinds of Self-Cultivation] was the studio name of Wang Pengyun 王鵬運 (1840-1904), who published our book.

Fine set. See WorldCat 55878389.

Price: $250.00

Item ID: 10037

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