EDITED BY CORINNE H. DALE
ALBANY: SUNY PRESS, 2004
HARDCOVER: XXii, 247 PAGES, ISBN: 0-791-46022-3
The past few decades have seen a growing demand among teachers and scholars of Western literature for clear analyses of Chinese aesthetics. While there are many fine introductory materials, there remains a need for what might be called “intermediate” materials that prepare the serious reader for specialized works. Chinese Aesthetics and Literature: A Reader admirably fills part of that gap, with eleven well-written pieces by experts in Chinese literature who speak to a wide audience.