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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 96

One Who Knows Me

Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674504370

Publication Date: 04/13/2015


Exemplary in its scholarship and written with great human warmth and compassion, this book examines friendship among the literati of late 8th- and early 9th-century China as both an impetus to writing and as a social act. Through superb translations and acute interpretation, Shields opens a window on many heretofore neglected aspects of Tang-dynasty culture. Readers will be enlightened, captivated, and often emotionally moved to a degree unusual in an academic study. A book that brings the medieval past alive.—Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado Boulder

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