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A defense of innovation : The editor's response to david [sic] McCraw's Review
China Review International
  • Zongqi CAI
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Disciplines
Abstract

In How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, my coauthors and I offer a new kind of comprehensive textbook for studying classical Chinese poetry. Our anthology differs from most of its predecessors in three important ways. It provides

  1. a display of the Chinese text for each poem;
  2. phoneticization of each poem in tone-marked pinyin; and
  3. an interpretative commentary by a specialist in the relevant genre and period.

Each of these innovative features has been harshly criticized by David McCraw in his review. For each point, I shall summarize his criticism and then offer a defense of our endeavors.

DOI
10.1353/cri.2010.0014
E-ISSN
15279367
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English
Citation Information
Cai, Z.-Q. (2010). A Defense of Innovation: The Editor's Response to david [sic] McCraw's review. China Review International, 17(1), 50-58. doi: 10.1353/cri.2010.0014