Biographical Dictionary of Tang Dynasty Literati
Published by: Indiana University Press
Many regard the Tang Dynasty (618–907 CE) as the most important era for classical Chinese poetry, with around fifty thousand poems from the period surviving to the modern era. The great poets—Li Bo, Wang Wei, Du Fu, Bo—all lived in the Tang Dynasty. Meticulously researched and featuring many examples of their writings, the Biographical Dictionary of Tang Dynasty Literati presents 139 biographies of classical Chinese poets.
Compiled by award-winner author William H. Nienhauser, Jr., and Michael E. Naparstek, this book is the first comprehensive dictionary of writers during the Tang dynasty. In addition to individual entries, it includes an overview of Tang literature, a literary timeline of the Tang, and an explanation of official titles and ranks, making it an indispensable resource for anyone interested in classical Chinese poetry.
List of Contributors
On Using this Book
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: An Overview of Tang Literature
Appendix I: Official Titles and Ranks
Appendix II: Literary Timeline of the Tang