GOLDEN PEACHES OF SAMARKAND PDF

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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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In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow holden, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an.

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics – Edward H. Schafer – Google Books

The Golden Peaches of Ssamarkand What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour sqmarkand mystery, and they symbolize To ask other readers questions about The Golden Peaches of Samarkandplease sign up.

David Wooddell rated it really liked it Sep 24, 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.

It then proceeds to talk about where these items came from, who presented them, what they samagkand used for in China and what they were used for elsewhere in the world. He peacches became a professor of Chinese there and remained at Berkeley until his retirement in 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.

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So I had to struggle to read this book.

Aug 21, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: Glossary A Names and Titles. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand is charming encyclopedic study of the material culture and aesthetic trends of the Tang Dynasty.

It gave descriptions of the major trade towns and transportation in rich and off detail and you could really feel like you were there and seeing it all for yourself. Want to Read saving…. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This book examines the exotics imported into China during the T’ang Dynasty A. 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.

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics

Jul 28, Jean rated it it was amazing. Schafer’s most famous works include The Golden Peaches of Samarkand and The Vermilion Bird, which both explore China’s interactions with new cultures and regions during the Tang dynasty.

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A lot can be learned from this information about the upper class, it’s sort of a reverse idea to the “everyday life” books. I enjoyed it, though I wish it had been written in a less encyclopedic format.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Xamarkand andJapan sent 19 missions to China. This site uses cookies.

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’Ang Exotics – Edward H. Schafer – Google Books

The Glory of Tang. Feb 07, Jayme marked it as to-read-non-fiction. It was an odd little book, well written, though with a definite touch of the “mystique of the east”. It’s more encyclopedia than book, and for that reason it’s the first book about China that I haven’t read cover to cover in a long time. More nonfiction should be like this. While describing in great detail different objects and where they came from he left out a great deal of the practical side of things.

Goldeen Levene rated it liked it Nov 06, In Schafer’s text too they are ‘arrogant, haughty’ and nothing else, their behaviour when in China enough to disgust a civilized person. Sakura Tsukikage rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Now the subtitle is a modest exposition of what’s in the book. His publications include over scholarly articles and more than a dozen books.

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