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The Tale of Li Wa (Oxford Oriental Institute Monograph)
The tale of Li Wa is one of my favourite stories. It's about a young man who goes to the Capital and falls in love with a courtesan, after a year he r...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
The Silk Road: A New History
Several years ago now I was at the International Dunhuang Project conference and Valerie Hansen was there and talked about this book she was in the pr...more
Jan 06, 2014
Mar 21, 2013
Le Monastère Hanté
I originally bought the French version of this book while I was in Paris last summer and then bought the English version on ebay. A murder mystery set...more
Feb 2007
Dec 10, 2012
Beyond The Daode Jing: Twofold Mystery In Tang Daoism
I found a lovely cheap copy of this Three pines press book on lulu and Bill bound me a physical version. It was a much more philosophical book than I'...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Printing and Publishing in Medieval China
I came across this book today while looking for books on the history of the book in China for our display. Twitchett was one of the leading scholars o...more
Jan 2007
Dec 10, 2012
Liu Tsung-Y an and Intellectual Change in T'Ang China, 773 819
This book looks at the change in intellectual thought after the An Lushan rebellion. My primary focus in academic study has been the early Tang but th...more
Feb 2007
Dec 10, 2012
The Monkey and The Tiger
This book contained two rather short Judge Dee stories. The first story seemed to be fairly typical, a murder, a troublesome gang, prostitution etc. T...more
Feb 2007
Dec 10, 2012
The Woman Who Discovered Printing
I went to SOAS to do my masters with Tim Barrett, he was the expert on the Tang, and I was very excited to study with him. Unfortunately the year I wa...more
Jul 2008
Dec 13, 2012
Itinéraire d'un lettré chinois
I bought this book at the Musee Guimet. I was very excited to see a book about Tang history that I'd not read before. This book is definitely a popula...more
May 03, 2012
May 05, 2012
I was very excited to see that someone had written a novel about Empress Wu, 武则天 my favourite Chinese historical figure. Empress Wu is the only woman...more
Feb 2007
Dec 10, 2012
I read this book in French a couple years ago but re-read it in the English translation. It's a good historical fiction. It has all the main events of...more
Aug 2008
Dec 13, 2012
Histoire du taoisme: Des origines au XIVe siècle
This is without a doubt the best book on the history of Taoism. I have read the English translation twice. Once when I started to become interested in...more
Aug 29, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Fables for the Patriarchs: Gender Politics in Tang Discourse
I came across this book at SOAS and was very excited to see a Tang dynasty book about women that I hadn't read yet. I did my MA dissertation on Taoism...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction
I should have loved this book, he's writing about the zhiguai and chunqi tales of the Tang dynasty which are what I was wanting to do my phd about.But...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Tang Dynasty Tales: A Guided Reader
This was a very good selection of translations of Tang tales. However, it's another one I'm glad I got from the library instead of buying my own copy....more
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Chinese Maze Murders
I do enjoy the Van Gulik Dee murders. They may not be much for mysteries in that you can't really try and figure out who did it, as the murderers aren...more
Mar 05, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Tang dynasty 重现中国历史.大唐盛世(16)
This was a lovely Chinese comic. It give the history of the first part of the Tang dynasty, up to the An Lushan rebellion. It is divided up into small...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Chinese Magical Medicine
I bought this book back in May and have been waiting till I got to a far enough point in the dissertation to read it as my reward! I think it fairly s...more
Dec 2010
Jul 24, 2011
Ennin's Travels in T'ang China.
Ennin was a Japanese monk who traveled to China and lived there for around nine years during the 9th century/Tang dynasty. Reischauer translated a cop...more
Oct 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition
This book is about £300 pounds on amazon and an excellent example of why I had to rejoin the SOAS library. I can't think how I missed reading it when...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
Chinese Myths and Fantasies
This is the first of the books I bought in Beijing that I've read. I thought it was just a dual language version of myths and folk tales when I bought...more
Jul 08, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Le petit peuple des tombes
This book is about the Chinese tomb sculptures at the Musee Germuci. I was hoping that it would be a little more scholarly and talk more in depth spec...more
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
The Red Pavilion
I'd read this quite awhile ago in French but I didn't remember anything that happened. I think this is definitely my favourite Judge Dee book to date....more
May 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Li Po Le Fou &Amp; Tou Fou Le Sage
This was an absoultely gorgeous French children's story that Bill bought me for Christmas. It's the story of a young Li Po getting expelled from the I...more
Dec 2010
Jul 26, 2011
The Willow Pattern
Judge Dee mysteries are set in Tang China. Dee was a historical person, who lived in the 7th century, various stories have been written about him. Gul...more
Sep 20, 2009
Jul 24, 2011
The Poet Li Po
This was another lovely easy to read book in Chinese. With 450 characters it was able to tell more of a story as well as be a bit longer. I was still...more
May 2009
Jul 24, 2011
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