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Emperor Huizong and Late Northern Song China

The Politics of Culture and the Culture of Politics

Emperor Huizong and Late Northern Song China( )
Editor: Ebrey, Patricia Buckley
Author: Bickford, Maggie
Contribution by: Bol, Peter K.
Chaffee, John W.
Chao, Shin-Yi
Egan, Ronald C.
Goldschmidt, Asaf
Hartman, Charles
Kojima, Tsuyoshi
Lam, Joseph S. C.
Levine, Ari Daniel
Smith, Paul Jakov
West, Stephen H.
Series title:Harvard East Asian Monographs
ISBN:978-0-674-02127-3
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:Harvard University, Asia Center
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Huizong was an exceptional emperor who lived through momentous times. A man of many talents, he wrote poetry and created his own distinctive calligraphy style; collected paintings, calligraphies, and antiquities on a large scale; promoted Daoism; and involved himself in the training of court artists, the layout of gardens, and reforms of music and medicine. The quarter century when Huizong ruled is just as fascinating. The greatly enlarged scholar-official class had come into its...
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Book Details
Pages:752
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / World / Asian
History / Asia / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 9.126 x 1.925 Inches
Book Weight:2.394 Pounds



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