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The poetics of sovereignty : on Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty

Author: Jack Wei Chen
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) ; London : Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2010.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 71.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emperor Taizong (r. 626-49) of the Tang is remembered as an exemplary ruler. This study addresses that aura of virtuous sovereignty and Taizong's construction of a reputation for moral rulership through his own literary writings--with particular attention to his poetry. The author highlights the relationship between historiography and the literary and rhetorical strategies of sovereignty, contending that, for
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Tang Taizong, Emperor of China; Tang Taizong, Emperor of China; Kaiser) Tang Taizong (China; Li Shimin, Kína : császár
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Wei Chen
ISBN: 9780674056084 0674056086
OCLC Number: 555658453
Description: xvii, 445 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reading the reign of Tang Taizong (r. 626-649) --
On sovereignty and representation --
The reception of literature in Tang Taizong's court --
The writing of imperial poetry in medieval China --
The significance of court poetry --
Palatial form and the rhapsodic imagination --
On "The imperial capital poems": ritual sovereignty and imperial askesis.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 71.
Responsibility: Jack W. Chen.

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