Edward H. Schafer


Born
in The United States
August 23, 1913

Died
February 13, 1991

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An American sinologist and a noted expert on the Tang dynasty. Schafer's most famous works include The Golden Peaches of Samarkand and The Vermilion Bird, which both explore China's interactions with new cultures and regions during the Tang dynasty.

Schafer earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1947. He then became a professor of Chinese there and remained at Berkeley until his retirement in 1984. From 1955 to 1968 Schafer served as East Asia Editor of the Journal of the American Oriental Society, and from 1969 to 1984 he held the Agassiz Professorship of Oriental Languages and Literature at Berkeley. He is also known within sinology for his uncompromising belief in the importance of language skills and learning and his
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Average rating: 4.0 · 156 ratings · 33 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Golden Peaches of Samar...

4.24 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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Ancient China

3.52 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1967 — 8 editions
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The Divine Woman: Dragon La...

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3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Pacing the Void: T'Ang Appr...

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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The Vermilion Bird: T'ang I...

4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Empire of Min: A South Chin...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2006
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Tu Wan's Stone Catalogue of...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1961 — 2 editions
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Mirages on the Sea of Time:...

2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Shore of pearls

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1970 — 2 editions
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