382 China Review International: Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009 Ferne, noch weitgehend unentschlüsselt ist" (p. 9). The wealth of definite material and historical evidence of the Han is a resource that remains to be mined by other scholars, just as the foreignness of its sensibility is a lure that ought to draw them in. Stumpfeldt's book should serve as a useful guide for future exploration. Nicholas Morrow Williams Nicholas Morrow Williams is an assistant professor of translation and literature at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, specializing in medieval Chinese poetry. Notes 1. London: Allen and Unwin, 1988. 2 . Cf. Alan Berkowitz's translation of this poem in Patterns of Disengagement: The Practice and Portrayal of Reclusion in Early Medieval China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000), p. 107. Berkowitz renders the title simply "Song with Five Ai!s." 3. Important exceptions to such oversight include Martin Kern, Die Hymnen der chinesischen Staatsopfer: Literatur und Ritual in der politischen Reprasentation von der Han-Zeit bis zu den Sechs Dynastien (Stuttgart: F. Steiner, 1997), and David Zebulon Raft, "Four-Syllable Verse in Medieval China" (Ph.D.diss., Harvard University, 2007). 4. Cambridge and London: Harvard University East Asia Center, 2006. 5. Especially, Suzuki Shji, Kan Gi shi
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