Chinese classical literature
Chinese classical literature includes poetry, prose, fiction, and ci (new lyrics written to preexisting tunes), fu (“descriptive poems” of prose-poetry), qu(a freer form based on the new popular songs and dramatic arias), and many other styles. Its artistic expressions are various in techniques. Four classics of Chinese literature are Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, Journey to the West, and Dream of Red Mansions, which have extensive and far-reaching significance both on a national and international level. Through reading “the four famous novels” carefully, you can experience traditional Chinese society and human culture, and folklore customs. And it is an important way to absorb the quintessence of traditional culture as well as to pick up strategies and wisdom on how to get along with others.