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Sound and SightPoetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)$
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Meow Goh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768597

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.001.0001

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Prologue Shengse: Sound and Sight

Prologue Shengse: Sound and Sight

(p.1) Prologue Shengse: Sound and Sight
Sound and Sight
Stanford University Press

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the courtier culture and poetry of poets of the Yongming Era in China. The book traces the Yongming poets' unique way of seeing and hearing, and explores their role in ushering in a truly new and influential poetics. It follows a series of shengse or sound, sight, space, and motion in the poems of the Yongming poets as they take the center stage of their courtier community and travel outside of their community.

Keywords:   courtier culture, poetry, Yongming Era, China, shengse, Yongming poets

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