Chu Ci

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chu Ci  (4th century BCE) 

The Chu Ci (Chinese: 楚辭; Wade–Giles: Ch'u Tz'u (also known as Verses of Chu, Songs of Chu or Songs of the South) is an anthology of Chinese poetry traditionally attributed mainly to Qu Yuan and Song Yu from the Warring States period (ended 221 BC), though about half of the poems seem to have been composed several centuries later, during the Han dynasty. The traditional version of the Chu Ci contains 17 major sections, anthologized with its current contents by Wang Yi in the 2nd century CE.