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China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty

Author: Mark Edward Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Series: History of imperial China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The Tang dynasty is often called China's "golden age," a period of commercial, religious, and cultural connections from Korea and Japan to the Persian Gulf, and a time of unsurpassed literary creativity. Mark Lewis captures a dynamic era in which the empire reached its greatest geographical extent under Chinese rule, painting and ceramic arts flourished, women played a major role both as rulers and in the economy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Edward Lewis
ISBN: 9780674064010 0674064011
OCLC Number: 775028254
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The geography of empire --
From foundation to rebellion --
Warlords and monopolists --
Urban life --
Rural society --
The outer world --
Kinship --
Religion --
Writing --
Conclusion.
Series Title: History of imperial China.
Responsibility: Mark Edward Lewis.

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The Tang dynasty is often called China's golden age, a period of commercial, religious, and cultural connections from Korea and Japan to the Persian Gulf, and a time of unsurpassed literary  Read more...

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[A] readable introduction to the Tang Dynasty. -- J. K. Skaff Choice 20100501 This series on China, brilliantly overseen by Timothy Brook, is a credit to Harvard University Press. Above all, it Read more...

 
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