Tales from Tang Dynasty China : Selections from the Taiping Guangji Hardback
Edited by Alexei K. Ditter, Jessey J. C. Choo, Sarah M. Allen
Compiled during the Song dynasty (960--1279) at the behest of Emperor Taizong, the Taiping Guangji anthologized thousands of pages of unofficial histories, accounts, and minor stories from the Tang dynasty (618--907). The twenty-two tales translated in this volume, many appearing for the first time in English, reveal the dynamism and diversity of society in Tang China.
A lengthy Introduction as well as introductions to each selection further illuminate the social and historical contexts within which these narratives unfold.
This collection offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in medieval Chinese history, religion, or everyday life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/09/2017
- ISBN: 9781624666315