The Dragon King’s Daughter: Ten Tang Dynasty Stories

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Olympia Press #ad - The tang dynasty 618-907 was a golden age of poetry and short stories. This volume offers a small sammpling. In the brief span of two hundred and ninety years many outstanding poets and story writers appeared, including men like Li Bai, Li Gongzuo and Bai Xingjian, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, who have left works which will live for ever.

Over fifty thousand poems and over four hundred stories of the Tang Dynasty are extant today, reflecting glory on China's ancient civilization and making no mean contribution to world literature.

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China: A History

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Basic Books #ad - Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.

An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese historyMany nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Keay's authoritative history examines 5, 000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country.

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History of Japan: Revised Edition

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Tuttle Publishing #ad - Starting in ancient japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990's. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.

To the present. Medieval japan— including rule by the military houses, Buddhism, the failure of Ashikaga Rule, and the Kamakura and Muroachi Periods periods. A history of japan, revised edition includes: Archaic Japan—including Yamato, the Nana Period, the creation of a unified state, and the Heian period.

History of Japan: Revised Edition #ad - Ealy modern japan—including Japanese feudalism, administration under the Tokugawa, and society and culture in early modern Japan. A classic of japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan.

Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book. Also included is an in-depth analysis of the Japanese religion, Japanese arts, Japanese culture and the Japanese People from the 6th century B. C. E.

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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

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Digireads.com Publishing #ad - Secondly the author is concerned with the corruption that exists in the Imperial examination system. This work of classical Chinese literature is translated here by Herbert A. Written during the early qing dynasty, "strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" is a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales by Chinese author Pu Songling.

. And lastly is the overarching theme of morality for which Pu Songling intended "Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" to be instructive towards bettering. Giles. Thirdly the author shows his admiration of pure, faithful love between poor scholars and powerless women. Four main themes run throughout the book.

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio #ad - The work, which was published posthumously sometime between 1740 and 1766, is comprised of stories varying in length. While the main characters of this book apparently are ghosts, immortals and demons, foxes, Pu Songling is more focused on the real life of commoners. The first is the author's complaint with the existing feudal system, which he finds to be unjust and skewed towards the elite.

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A Brief History of Japanese Civilization

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Cengage Learning #ad - The author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of Japan. Important notice: media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

. This compelling text explores the development of Japan through its art, literature, political, religion, and thought as well as through its economic, and social history.

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