'The Lament for the South': Yu Hsin's 'Ai Chiang-Nan Fu' (Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions) by William T. Graham Jr
English | June 30, 1980 | ISBN: 0521227135 | 243 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
The Ai Chiang-nan fu by the sixth-century poet Yu Hsin is one of the most famous and difficult of all Chinese medieval poems. It relates in a highly allegorical and elliptical manner the fall of the Liang dynasty, which the poet served. The poem belongs to the genre of the fu; rhapsodical, elegiac works written in an irregular metre.