Tales from Tang Dynasty China : Selections from the Taiping Guangji, Hardback Book

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:
  • ISBN: 9781624666315



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