Pilgrim of the Clouds

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Pub Date: 11/01/2005

Pages: 192

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996397

ISBN 10: 1893996395

Price: $15.00 / $19.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Asian / General

Pilgrim of the Clouds

By Hung-tao Yuan, Jonathan Chaves

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About the Book

“With this volume, Chaves makes an outstanding contribution to the books that present classical Chinese poetry in both accurate and enjoyable English translation.”—Choice

Yuan Hung-tao (1568–1610) was the greatest poet of Ming dynasty China. His poetry and essays brilliantly exhibit an originality and vitality that were lacking in the writing of his contemporaries. The writings of Yuan and his two brothers reveal these men to have been individualists who made outstanding contributions to the growth and development of poetry, presenting a penetrating picture of Ming society.

Jonathan Chaves is a professor of Chinese at George Washington University and the translator of several volumes of Chinese poetry, including Heaven My Blanket, Earth My Pillow.

About the Book

A classic of Ming dynasty Chinese poetry


Yuan Hung-tao (1568-1610) was the greatest poet of Ming dynasty China. Jonathan Chaves is professor of Chinese language and literature at George Washington University. His books of translation include Old Taoist: The Life, Art, and Poetry of Kod'jin; The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Peotry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties; and Pilgrim of the Clouds; Poems and Essays from Ming China by Yuan Hung-tao and His Brothers.