Thousand Character Classic 千字文

A text reportedly commissioned by 周興嗣 Zhou Xingsi (470–521)


Wikisource, accessed 2020-05-10,千字文.

English translations

  • Wu, Kathy S X and C S Tee (trans.) 2015, Thousand Character Classic, Kindle ed., Singapore: China Publishing House.
  • Sturman, Nathan n.d. (tr.) The Thousand Character Essay (Qian Zi Wen),, accessed 2020-05-10.
  • Discussion

    1. Idema, Wilt L. 2017, "Chapter 17: Elite versus Popular Literature", in Denecke, Wiebke, Wai-yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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