Books by Edward H. Schafer

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The Vermilion Bird

T'ang Images of the South

by Edward H. Schafer

Describes the wild, southern realms of T'ang China—a scattering of palisaded garrisons, isolated monasteries, and commercial towns, all surrounded by dark, haunted woods—and the daily lives, thoughts, and emotions of the men of that time and place.

392 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Chinese history & literature
ISBN: 978-1-891640-37-7

The Divine Woman

Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens in T'ang Literature

by Edward H. Schafer; foreword by Gary Synder

An important exploration of Chinese mythology focused on the diverse and evocative associations between women and water in the literature of the T'ang dynasty by the eminent Sinologist.

240 pp, 5.5 x 7.25, Soft
Chinese literature / Culture
ISBN: 978-1891640-48-3

The Empire of Min

A South China Kingdom of the Tenth Century

by Edward H. Schafer

The eminent sinologist examines the economy, arts, literature, and religion of one of the southern kingdoms that played a pivotal role in the transition between the great Tang and Song dynasties of tenth-century China.

160 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
Chinese history & culture
ISBN: 978-1-891640-36-0

Pacing the Void

T'ang Approaches to the Stars

by Edward H. Schafer

Attempts to recreate for the 20th-century reader the sky and the apparitions that ornament it as they were conceived, imagined, and reacted to by the men of T'ang-dynasty China.

368 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Chinese culture / Literature
ISBN: 978-1-891640-14-8

Mirages on the Sea of Time

The Taoist Poetry of Ts'ao T'ang

by Edward H. Schafer

All the surviving verse of the ninth-century poet, with introductory remarks on the source of his imagery and short essays on his treatment of figures of the Taoist pantheon.

164 pp, 5.25 x 8.25, Soft
Notes, bibliography, glossary, index
Literature / Chinese poetry / Daoist philosophy
ISBN: 978-1-891640-45-2

Shore of Pearls

Hainan Island in Early Times

by Edward H. Schafer

Monograph by the eminent Sinologist on the history and culture of China's southern largest island, a source of pearls for the Han dynasty as early as the first century BCE, later a place of banishment, and today a thriving resort.

174 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
Glossary, bibliography, index
ISBN: 978-1-891640-52-0

Tu Wan's Stone Catalogue of Cloudy Forest

A Commentary and Synopsis

by Edward H. Schafer

This 12th-century catalogue is the first whole work in Chinese literature devoted to the subject of stones as objects of aesthetic merit.

128 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
Chinese art / Collectibles
ISBN: 978-1-891640-15-5


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