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Published: 28 February 2013

286 Pages | 3 maps


ISBN: 9780199670680

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A Portrait of Five Dynasties China

From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)

Glen Dudbridge

Oxford Oriental Monographs

  • Closely focused study of a little-known period, leading the reader through an intricate social, political and military landscape
  • Provides rich access in translation to a unique historical source
  • Reconstructs an authentic personal voice speaking from 1000 years ago as a first-hand witness to certain important moments in Chinese history
  • Includes insights into the lives of women and the lower social orders in this period

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