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The Golden Peaches of Samarkand by Edward H. Schafer
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This famous book is a bit spoilt for me by his uncritical quotation of the Chinese on the Uighurs. In Schafer's text too they are 'arrogant, haughty' and nothing else, their behaviour when in China enough to disgust a civilized person. He doesn't seem unfair on other ethnic groups, so this sticks out for me.

On the T'ang and the foreign, and foreigners in China, I found such insight and understanding in this one: Ethnic Identity in Tang China.
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