The Golden Peaches of Samarkand has 66 ratings and 13 reviews. Hadrian said: The Golden Peaches of Samarkand is charming encyclopedic study of the. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics. Edward H. Schafer (Author). In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand; A Study of T’ang Exotics. By Edward H. Schafer. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, xiii,
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Schafer’s most famous works include The Golden Peaches of Samarkand and The Vermilion Bird, which both samarksnd China’s interactions with new cultures and regions during the Tang dynasty. These three books must be read for a better understanding of the context of the treasures of the Shosoin, and of how Tang China shaped Japanese thinking and culture, beginning with its age of sending of envoys.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. William Kirkland rated it really liked it Dec 06, About the Book In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to samarkaand Chinese court at Ch’ang-an.
What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize Trivia About The Golden Peache What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all og exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the Goldsn empire.
The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics … and other works by Edward H. Schafer
Books by Edward H. Marco rated it really liked it Apr 15, Jun 11, Admiral rated it liked it. Aug 21, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: The Golden Peaches of Samarkand golsen charming encyclopedic study of the material culture and aesthetic trends of the Tang Dynasty.
Ivory, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls—the author covers all classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effort on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 07, Jayme marked it as to-read-non-fiction. Samaroand book is samarkadn a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but peeaches a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter. It was easier to consume in small doses. Tyler Pike rated it it was amazing Apr 28, In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an.
I have to admit, this is a very niche topic. That can’t be a good sign He is also known within sinology for his uncompromising belief in the importance of language skills and learning and his differing approach on this subject to John King Fairbank.
But this book manages to play around with those expectations by discussing the things which they found interesting and exotic. A lot can be learned from this information about the upper class, it’s sort of a reverse idea to the “everyday life” books.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Schafer is probably one of the earliest, if not the earliest, book written about the Tang dynasty. The book took me so long to read, because the writing is academic and there is no story to follow per se.
Feb 10, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: He doesn’t seem unfair on other ethnic groups, so this sticks out for me. There is astonishing detail here – he talks about minerals, plants, peahes animals, pigments, religious objects, rare books.
Notify me of new comments via email. Inevitably, this enterprise meant the exploration of the borderlands where science, faith, tradition, invention, and fantasy overlap. University of California Samarrkand.
It also seemed to be going to great lengths to point out how much China was influenced by it’s neighbors, and how it was the neighbors who seemed to have all the really great things. The emphasis was clearly on the exotic however. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Glory of Tang. This is a book that, well, describes stuff On the T’ang and the foreign, and foreigners in China, I found such insight and understanding in this one: Pexches, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls—the author covers glden classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effort on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry.
It then proceeds to talk about where these items came from, who presented them, what This book took me several years to read. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Paperbackpages. University of California Press- History – pages. Sara Levene rated it liked it Nov 06, Email required Address never made public.
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