The Golden Peaches of Samarkand has 66 ratings and 13 reviews. Hadrian said: The Golden Peaches of Samarkand is charming encyclopedic study of the. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics. Edward H. Schafer (Author). In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand; A Study of T’ang Exotics. By Edward H. Schafer. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, xiii,

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Feb 09, Maury rated it really liked it. These three books must be read for a better understanding of the context of the treasures of the Shosoin, and of how Tang China shaped Japanese thinking and culture, beginning with its age of sending of envoys.

Marco rated it really liked it Apr 15, Sara Levene rated it liked it Nov 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.

Goldeh for telling us about the problem. I learned a lot, not only about the political geography, arts and goledn customs of the time, but about the flora and fauna of the area as well.

It was easier to consume in small doses. He is also known within sinology for his uncompromising belief in the importance of language skills and learning and his differing approach on this subject to John King Fairbank. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire.

Aug 21, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. An amazing compilation samakand research about Tang imports, which manages to be both encyclopedic and engaging. Want to Read saving…. Between andJapan sent 19 missions to China. Ivory, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls—the author covers all classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effort on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry.

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It also seemed to be going to great lengths to point out how much China was influenced by it’s neighbors, and how it was the neighbors who seemed to have all the really great things.

Tyler Pike rated it it was amazing Apr 28, My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Glory of Tang. The detail extends to the translation, where he could spend time talking about the exact translation for a thousand year old word for pecahes gem and whether it is sapphire, lapis lazuli, beryl, azurite, or anything else.

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What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire. Refresh and try again. When talking of salt for instance, he mentioned where it came from in china, and that a little was imported, but mentioned nothing about the formation of the salt monopoly or the merchants who gained from it, or the huge impact this had on Samarkad culture.

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The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics

Armed with the new awareness that this fascinating work provides, we can better understand the great legacy of art and literature of this greatest period of cultural swmarkand in Chinese history. The book took me so long to read, because the writing is academic and there is no story to follow per se. Paperbackpages.

Unless it was an area Samakand had particular interest in I have to admit I did skip much of the later descriptions. Now the subtitle is a modest exposition of what’s in the book. So in a way it looks far more at the cultures around the Tang than it does on the Tang itself. This famous book is a bit spoilt for me by his uncritical quotation of the Chinese goldenn the Uighurs.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aurelio rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Maksim Astashinskiy rated it it was amazing Aug 23, What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and peahces things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire. What kind of fruit these golden pexches really were peachds now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by th In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an.

While describing in great detail different objects and where they came from he left out a great deal of the practical side of things.

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What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize Account Options Sign in. In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an. Now this book was written before Orientalism and the questions of exoticizing everything that isn’t in Western Europe or just from the view of the historian.

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