Tang Dynasty Tales: A Guided Reader, Volume 2

This volume supplements Tang Tales, A Guided Reader (Volume 1; 2010) and presents twelve more Tang tales, going beyond the standard corpus of these narratives to include six stories translated into English for the first time. The rich annotation and translator’s notes for these twelve tales provide insights into many aspects of Tang material culture and medieval thought, including Buddhism and Daoism.

In addition to meticulously annotated translations, the book offers original texts (with some textual notes), and commentaries in the form of translator’s notes, thereby joining the first volume of Tang tales as the only collections that introduce students to Tang tales while also challenging specialists interested in the field.