Description The book focuses on systematically illustrating Chinese Literature's development courses, and describing the development track of literature itself. Placing Chinese Literature history under the Chinese Cultural background, it pays attention to research and discussion of the relationships between ancient literature and the other related culture aspects, such as philosophy, religions, art etc. It breaks the models of simply piling of authors and works comments. In the aspects of culture history stages etc, there are also new research and discussion. Many valuable academic views have been put forward. Editing of the book has involved a large range of persons, which has considerable authority. It has been discussed repeatedly, edited carefully and examined earnestly by mass experts and professors. The book has 4 volumes with about 1.3 million words; besides text there are also notes, calendars, references as appendix.