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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

Databases

Dictionaries

  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui. Historical Dictionary of Medieval China.  Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009.

Publications

  • Ai, Chong. "On the Correlation Between the Formation of the 'Maowusu Desert' and Land Use in Liuhu Sub-Prefecture in the Tang Dynasty." Frontiers of History in China v. 1 no. 3 (September 2006): 404-26
  • Barat, Kahar (trans., ed.). The Uygur-Turkic Biography of the Seventh-Century Chinese Buddhist Pilgrim Xuanzang: Ninth and Tenth Chapters. Bloomington: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 2000.
  • Barrett, T. H. "Religion and the first recorded print run: Luoyang, July, 855." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African StudiesVolume 68, Issue 03, October 2005: 455-461.
  • ---. Taoism Under the T'ang: Religion and Empire During the Golden Age of Chinese History. London: The Wellsweep Press, 1995.
  • Benn, Charles, ed. China's Golden Age: Everyday Life in the Tang Dynasty. Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Chen, Jo-shui. Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819. Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Chen, Jinhua. "A Daoist princess and a Buddhist temple: a new theory on the causes of the canon-delivering mission originally proposed by princess Jinxian (689?732) in 730." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Volume 69 Issue 02 June 2006: 267-292.
  • Davis, Richard, trans. Historical Records of the Five Dynasties. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • Di Cosmo, Nicola (ed.). Warfare in Inner Asian History (500-1800). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2002.
  • Dudbridge, Glen. Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Drompp, Michael R. Tang China and the collapse of the Uighur Empire: A Documentary History. Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2005.
  • Eberhard, Wolfram. Conquerors and Rulers: Social Excess in Medieval China. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1952; 2nd rev. ed., 1965.
  • Ebrey, Patricia, & Peter Gregory, eds. Religion and Society in T'ang and Sung China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1993.
  • Fraser, Sarah. Performing the Visual: The Practice of Buddhist Wall Painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960. Stanford University Press, 2004.
  • Graff, David A.. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.
  • Hartman, Charles. Han Yu and the T'ang Search for Unity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Heng, Chye Kiang. Cities of Aristocrats and Bureaucrats: The Development of Medieval Chinese Cityscapes. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press and Singapore University Press, 1999.
  • Herbert, P.A. Examine the Honest, Appraise the Able: Contemporary Assessments of Civil Service Selection in Early T'ang China. Australian National University Monograph. Canberra: Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1988.
  • ---, Under the Brilliant Emperor: Imperial Authority in T'ang China as seen in the Writings of Chang Chiu-ling. Australian National University Monograph. Canberra: Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1978.
  • Holmgren, Jennifer. Annals of Tai: Early T'o-pa History according to the First Chapter of the Wei-shu. Australian National University Monograph. Canberra: Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1982.
  • Hu, Alex J. "An Overview of the History and Culture of the Xianbei ('Monguor'/'Tu')." Asian Ethnicity Feb2010 Vol. 11 Issue 1: 95-164.
  • Johnson, David. The Medieval Chinese Oligarchy. Boulder: Westview, 1977.
  • Lee, Thomas, ed. Sung Senses of the Past. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • McMullen, David. State and Scholars in T'ang China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  • Mou, Huaichuan. Rediscovering Wen Tingyun: A Historical Key to a Poetic Labyrinth. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.
  • Nienhauser, William Jr. Liu Tsung-yuan. New York: Twayne, 1973.
  • Pulleyblank, E. G. The Background to the Rebellion of An Lu-shan. London: Oxford University Press, 1955.
  • Sen, Tansen. Buddhism, Diplomacy, and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600- 1400. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.
  • Schafer, Edward. Pacing the Void: T'ang Approaches to the Stars. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.
  • ---. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T'ang Exotics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963.
  • ---. The Vermillion Bird: T'ang Images of the South. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.
  • Sigwalt, Patrick. " Le rite fun?raire Lingbao ? travers le Wulian shengshi jing (Ve si?cle)." T'oung Pao Volume 92 Numbers 4-5 2006: 325-372.
  • Tanigawa, Michio. Medieval Chinese Society and the "Local Comunity." Translated by Joshua Fogel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.
  • Twitchett, Denis, ed. Cambridge History of China. Vol. 3. Sui and T'ang China 589-906, Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
  • ---. Land Tenure and the Social Order in T'ang and Sung China. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • ---. Financial Administration Under the T'ang Dynasty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, second edition 1970.
  • ---. The Writing of Official History Under the T'ang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • ---. Mirror To the Son of Heaven: Wei Cheng at the Court of T'ang T'ai-tsung. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974.
  • Warner, Ding Xiang. Wild Deer amid Soaring Phoenixes: The Opposition Poetics of Wang Ji. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.
  • Wechsler, Howard. Offerings of Jade and Silk: Ritual and Symbol in the Legitimation of the T'ang Dynasty. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Wright, Arthur and Denis Twitchett, eds. Perspectives on the T'ang. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973.
  • Wright, Arthur. The Sui Dynasty. New York: Knopf, 1978.
  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui. Sui-Tang Chang'an: A Study in the Urban History of Medieval China. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, 2000.
  • Xue, Pingshuan et al. "The Merchants of Chang'an in the Sui and Tang Dynasties." Frontiers of History in China Volume 1 Number 2 June 2006: 254-75.
  • Yao, Ping. "Childbirth and Maternal Mortality in Tang China (618-907)." The Chinese Historical Review Volume 12 Number 2 Fall 2005: 263-286.
  • Zhang, Guogang et al. "The Transformations of the Tang Military System and Social Changes in Medieval China." Frontiers of History in China v. 2 no. 3 (July 2007): 293-319.