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Biographical Dictionary of Tang Dynasty Literati

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The Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) is regarded as the golden age of classical Chinese literature. Compiled by award-winner author William H. Nienhauser, Jr., and Michael E. Naparstek, this is the first English-language biographical dictionary on this critical era in Chinese literary culture. The Biographical Dictionary of Tang Dynasty Literati contains 140 entries, including major figures like Du Fu and Li Bo, as well as entries on lesser-studied figures including Buddhist, Daoist, and women writers. To provide a complete sense of these men and women, each piece contains an overview of the subject's life, supported by translations and close readings of their writing and concludes with a bibliography of original sources, critical editions, translations, and studies in multiple languages. Appended are a literary timeline of the Tang and a glossary of official titles making the Dictionary an indispensable resource for all interested in classical Chinese literature.

ISBN-13: 9780253060266

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Publication Date: 04-05-2022

Pages: 576

Product Dimensions: 11.00h x 8.50w x 1.25d

William H. Nienhauser, Jr., is the Halls-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, (as translator) Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical by André Lévy, and (as editor and translator) the eight volumes of Ssu-ma Ch'ien's Shih chi (The Grand Scribe's Records). He is a founding editor of the journal Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR).

Michael E. Naparstek is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.