Description or summary of the book: 'The Songs of the South' is an anthology first compiled in the second century A.D. Its poems, originating from the state of Chu and rooted in Shamanism, are grouped under seventeen titles and contain all that we know of Chinese poetry's ancient beginnings. The earliest poems were composed in the fourth century B.C. and almost half of them are traditionally ascribed to Qu Yuan.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H21M3S
Other categories, genre or collection: Poetry Anthologies (various Poets), Poetry By Individual Poets
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