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Beacon Fire and Shooting Star free pdf The Liang dynasty (502-557) is one of the most brilliant and creative periods in Chinese history and one of the most underestimated and misunderstood. Under the Liang, literary activities, such as writing, editing, anthologizing, and cataloguing, were pursued on an unprecedented scale, yet the works of this era are often dismissed as "decadent" and no more than a shallow prelude to the glories of the Tang.This book is devoted to contextualizing the literary culture of this era - not only the literary works themselves but also the physical process of literary production such as the copying and transmitting of texts- activities such as book collecting, anthologizing, cataloguing, and various forms of literary scholarship- and the intricate interaction of religion, particularly Buddhism, and literature. Its aim is to explore the impact of social and political structure on the literary world.

About Xiaofei Tian

Xiaofei Tian is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University.

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Author : Xiaofei Tian
Publisher : Harvard University, Asia Center
Data Published : 04 December 2007
ISBN : 0674026020
EAN : 9780674026025
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 473 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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