HARVARD-YENCHING INSTITUTE MONOGRAPH SERIES
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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 63

Beacon Fire and Shooting Star

The Literary Culture of the Liang (502–557)

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674026025

Publication Date: 12/30/2007

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450 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series

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  • Note on Sources
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Rule of Emperor Wu
  • 2. Mapping the Cultural World (I): Managing Texts
  • 3. Mapping the Cultural World (II): Contextualizing Taste
  • 4. The Pleasure of the Superfluous: Palace Style Poetry and Resistance to Canonization
  • 5. Illusion and Illumination: A New Poetics of Seeing
  • 6. “Suppression of the Light”: Xiao Gang, Prince and Poet
  • 7. The Cultural Construction of the North and South
  • 8. Parting Ways
  • Epilogue: The Aftermath and the Romanticization of the Liang
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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