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The Resource China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty, Mark Edward Lewis

China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty, Mark Edward Lewis

Label
China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty
Title
China's cosmopolitan empire
Title remainder
the Tang dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Mark Edward Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Tang dynasty is often called China's "golden age," a period of commercial, religious, and cultural connections from Korea and Japan to the Persian Gulf, and a time of unsurpassed literary creativity. The author captures a dynamic era in which the empire reached its greatest geographical extent under Chinese rule, painting and ceramic arts flourished, women played a major role both as rulers and in the economy, and China produced its finest lyric poets in Wang Wei, Li Bo, and Du Fu. The Chinese engaged in extensive trade on sea and land. Merchants from Inner Asia settled in the capital, while Chinese entrepreneurs set off for the wider world, the beginning of a global diaspora. The emergence of an economically and culturally dominant south that was controlled from a northern capital set a pattern for the rest of Chinese imperial history. Poems celebrated the glories of the capital, meditated on individual loneliness in its midst, and described heroic young men and beautiful women who filled city streets and bars. Despite the romatic aura attached to the Tang, it was not a time of unending peace. In 756, General An Lushan led a revolt that shook the coutnry to it's core, weakening the government to such a degree that by the early tenth century, regional warlordism gripped many areas, heralding the decline of the Great Tang
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Mark Edward
Dewey number
951/.017
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS749.3
LC item number
.L47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Oriental
  • China
Label
China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty, Mark Edward Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography of empire -- From foundation to rebellion -- Warlords and monopolists -- Urban life -- Rural society -- The outer world -- Kinship -- Religion -- Writing -- Conclusion
Control code
255018773
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780674033061
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)255018773
Label
China's cosmopolitan empire : the Tang dynasty, Mark Edward Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography of empire -- From foundation to rebellion -- Warlords and monopolists -- Urban life -- Rural society -- The outer world -- Kinship -- Religion -- Writing -- Conclusion
Control code
255018773
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780674033061
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)255018773

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