China's Courts and Concubines: Some People in Chinese History, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

China's Courts and Concubines

Some People in Chinese History, 1st Edition

By Bernard Llewellyn


212 pages

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This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along the route, they were there before he came along. The study of stories and ballads from deep in a country’s past can tell a reader much about the present-day culture of a society; this is surely true with these tales from China’s history.

Table of Contents

1. The Cinderella of Chulo 2. The Builder and the Burner 3. Wu and the Wizards of Han 4. The Sleeping Dragon 5. The Shady Emperor 6. The Banished Immortal 7. The Queen of Concubines 8. The Prince of Painters 9. The Unholy Nun 10. The Recluse of the Eastern Slope 11. The Execrated Eunuch 12. The Captive Concubines 13. The Emperor and the Monk 14. The Buddha of the Great Within

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: History of China

This 11-volume set gathers together some key older titles on China’s history. Encompassing China’s political, economic, and cultural development, the books gathered here also deal with contacts with the West both ancient and modern.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies