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Tun-Huang Popular Narratives


Tun-huang Popular Narratives presents authoritative translations of four vernacular Chinese stories, taken from fragmentary texts usually referred to as pien-wen or 'transformation texts'. Dating from the late T'ang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-959) periods, the texts were discovered early last century in a cave at Tun-huang, in Chinese Central Asia. However, written down in an early colloquial language by semi-literate individuals and posing formidable philological problems, the texts have not been studied critically ...

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Tun-huang Popular Narratives
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521039833

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Tun-huang Popular Narratives
1983, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521247610


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