Tyler C. PIKE

The Shijing, roughly translated as “classic songs,” are a collection of folk songs, hymns, and narratives that date back to at least the fourth or fifth century BCE and are considered the foundation of literary and cultural tradition in China. Scholarship on the Shijing involves studying the songs as guides to character enhancement, records of political history, and reinterpretations of the language.

The Shijing (also translated as “Classic of Songs, “Book

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:27-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Poetry|Comments Off on Shijing (Shījīng 诗经)|Shījīng 诗经 (Shijing)

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