A Tang Miscellany: An Introduction to "youyang Zazu (Asian Thought and Culture #57) (Hardcover)

A Tang Miscellany: An Introduction to
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Youyang zazu is an important Tang dynasty miscellany by the erudite and well-traveled chronicler, Duan Chengshi (c. 800-863). Duan collected over thirteen hundred anecdotes, notes, and tales, which he recorded based on firsthand information, hearsay, and books. Duan's entries treat a fantastically broad array of subjects, including tattoos, fancy foods, supernatural occurrences, flora and fauna, temple art of Chang'an, and falconry. A Tang Miscellany: An Introduction to 'Youyang zazu' includes a biographical sketch of Duan, a textual history of the miscellany, a summary of the content of the collection, and a selection of 145 translations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780820467474
ISBN-10: 0820467472
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 17th, 2003
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture