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The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T'Ang Exotics

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In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch'ang-an. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T'ang empire. This book examines the exotics imported into China during the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), and depicts their influence on ...

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The Golden Peaches Of Samarkand: A Study Of T'ang Exotics
2012, Literary Licensing, LLC, Whitefish MT

ISBN-13: 9781258442996

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The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of t'Ang Exotics
1985, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520054622

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