Beacon Fire and Shooting Star (Hardcover)

The Literary Culture of the Liang (502-557) (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #63)

By Xiaofei Tian

Harvard University Press, 9780674026025, 473pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007



The Liang dynasty is one of the most brilliant and creative periods in Chinese history. This title is devoted to contextualizing the literary culture of this era - not only the literary works themselves but also the physical process of literary production such as the copying and transmitting of texts.