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China : a literary companion

Author: A C Grayling; Susan Whitfield
Publisher: London : J. Murray, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gallimaufry of missionaries, travellers, exiles, literary tourists and bibulous native poets offers a variety of perspectives on what the 8th-century poet-painter Wang Wei called the magical land.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling; Susan Whitfield
ISBN: 0719553539 9780719553530
OCLC Number: 30916762
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 289 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Points of entry: Peking and Shanghai --
Mutual perceptions --
Rivers and routes --
The poet in the landscape --
Literature and literati --
Pleasures --
Gods, ghosts and demons --
Rites and festivals --
Sons of heaven --
Communist China.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling and Susan Whitfield.

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