"A complete text for beginners and experts alike. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Chinese poetry." -- Patty Wong
"I found the book very readable, and the notes provide an excellent background even for me, who knew nothing of the Chinese language before." -- Tony Bloom
"Mr. Johnson's translations have really captured the spirit of the Chinese original! I believe Chinese people will find this book a great aid in teaching these immortal poems to their children." -- Peter Liu
About the Author
Stephen M. Johnson received his BA in Economics from Stanford University, an MA in Chinese from San Francisco State Universiy, and MBA in Investment Finance from Golden Gate University. He has pursued two careers: one in financial consulting, including a tour as Investment Manager for the Beijing International Trust and Investment Company; and one as a teacher, including terms as teacher and lecturer at the San Francisco Center for Classical Studied and San Francisco State University in Mandarin, Tang Poems, Sunzi's Art of War and Laozi. He has previously published The Three Character Classic.