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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He then became a professor of Chinese there and remained at Berkeley until his retirement in Tyler Pike rated it it was amazing Apr 28, The rich prose continued throughout the rest of the book, Schafer borrowed from Poems, stories, and travel writings to illustrate his points.
The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics
Nicholas Pearson rated it liked it Oct 30, You are commenting using your Twitter account. This sa,arkand book is a bit spoilt for me by his uncritical quotation of the Chinese on the Uighurs.
The items range from the exotic to the mundane. Still it will make for good reference, as it did contain a huge amount of information, about all sorts of things. For example, one of the items was narcissus plants. Dec 22, Bryn Hammond rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 09, David rated it really liked it. This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.
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Nov 26, Sylvia Volk rated it it was amazing. Between andJapan sent 19 missions to China. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire.
This book samarknad the exotics imported into China during the T’ang Dynasty A. Harrison rated it it was amazing Dec 29, The Golden Peaches of Samarkand is charming go,den study of the material culture and aesthetic trends of the Tang Dynasty.
Trivia About The Golden Peache At times it felt like I was reading a role-playing product and not a history book. Be the first to ask a question about The Golden Peaches of Samarkand.
Schafer navigates an impressive list of sources, and an understanding of the subtle arguments which make up points of translation. 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 peavhes painting, sculpture, music, and poetry.
So in a way it looks far more at the cultures around the Tang than it does on the Tang itself. Ivory, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls—the author covers sa,arkand classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effort on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry.
This book is not a statistical record of fo imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And it all makes for fascinating reading.
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This book fits in gopden genre. The book is concerned primarily with the exotic items given to the dynasty as tribu The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: Sara Levene rated it liked it Nov 06, To ask other readers questions about The Golden Peaches of Samarkandplease sign up.
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Mentioned in the acknowledgements for Under Heaven. Jun 11, Admiral rated it liked it. So I had to struggle to read this book.