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Ezra Pound’s Translation of and Introduction to the Chinese Traditional Poetic Theory “Xing”

Gao Bo

The relation between China and Pound is commonly regarded as a symbol of Sino-America cultural communication. As a translator, Pound has done the job of translating a lot of ancient Chinese poems and articles. As a poet and critic, he absorbed a lot from the traditional Chinese poems. The current studies on Pound mainly focus on his translation of the Chinese classic masterpieces while the studies on his introduction to the Chinese traditional poetic theories are relatively rare. This paper aims to study Pound’s introduction to and reception of the Chinese traditional poetic theory “Xing” by taking Pound as a poet as well as a critic·