China Review International: Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2007 Tang Yan . Yidai caizi Qian Zhongshu (Qian Zhongshu: A Great Literary Genius in His Day). Shanghai: Shanghai People's Press, 2005. 397 pp. Paperback RMB Yuan 26.00, Isbn 7208056692. No student of Chinese studies can deny the versatility of Qian Zhongshu (1910 1998) as a scholar, writer, and literary critic. His writings and commentaries cover classics, poetry, history, painting, and philosophy. Born into a family with a long literary tradition, he received a solid training in Chinese classics. From middle school, he had studied Western languages: Greek, Latin, German, and French, as well as English. With this linguistic training, he was able to cite freely from Western works, medieval and modern, and juxtaposed such citations with Chinese passages, to which he then compared them. In this way, as Ronald Egan points out, Qian struck a connection between Chinese and Western cultures.1 The case can be made with his On the Art of Poetry (Tanyi lu ) and, in particular, Limited Views: Essays on Ideas and Letters (Guazhui bian ). Consequently, his writings are always characterized by breadth and depth that many others cannot attain. He was a well-rounded literary
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