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The Poetry of Ruan Ji and Xi Kang

De Gruyter Mouton, 2017

Wendy Swartz and Stephen Owen


This volume provides a translation of the complete poetry and fu of Ruan Ji (210-263) in a new context that does not read his poetry as a loyalist of the Wei dynasty, but rather as someone who wanted stay alive in dangerous times. The volume also introduces English-language readers to the poetic works of Xi Kang, one of the greatest medieval Chinese writers.





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