Robert Southey and the Romantic Failure of China.
Posted on 07. May, 2011 by James Miller
|Title||Robert Southey and the Romantic Failure of China.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Kitson, Peter J.|
|Pagination||77 - 85|
|Publisher||Wordsworth Circle, Dr. Marilyn Gaull|
|Keywords||CHINESE literature, Literature, RELIGION & literature, SOUTHEY, Robert, 1774-1843, THALABA the Destroyer (Poem)|
The article offers information on the various literary works of Robert Southey including the poem Thalaba the Destroyer, literary reviews, and religious writings. It notes that Southey had a good knowledge of the religious beliefs of Qing China which he synthesized Chinese religions as composed of Confucianism, Taoism, and a form of Buddhism. Moreover, Southey was well versed and has a tentative engagement with the Chinese literature, according to the author.