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Schafer, Edward H.

Overview
Works: 249 works in 664 publications in 10 languages and 8,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs and collections  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: DS723, 913.3103
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward H Schafer
Ancient China by Edward H Schafer( Book )

121 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 3,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, people, daily life, arts, religion and inventions of ancient China, from 1500 B.C. to 907 A.D
The golden peaches of Samarkand : a study of Tʻang exotics by Edward H Schafer( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the exotics imported into China during the Tang Dynasty and depicts their influence on Chinese life."--Page 4 of cover
The vermilion bird; T'ang images of the South by Edward H Schafer( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine woman; dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literature by Edward H Schafer( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shore of pearls by Edward H Schafer( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary and cultural history of Hainan Island from earliest times to the twelfth century
Pacing the void : Tʻang approaches to the stars by Edward H Schafer( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirages on the sea of time : the Taoist poetry of Tsʻao Tʻang by Edward H Schafer( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early seventeenth century, Taoism--the native religion of China--has been regarded as superstition and potentially subversive. Chinese arbiters of taste systematically ignored the Taoist poetry of medieval China, and until recently most Western scholars and translators accepted this judgment uncritically. A corpus of beautiful verse, with analogues in the poetry of Christian mysticism, has thus remained virtually unknown in our time. --Book Jacket
The Empire of Min by Edward H Schafer( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone catalogue of Cloudy Forest; a commentary and synopsis by Wan Du( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tang dai de wai lai wen ming by Edward H Schafer( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Chinese life. Into the land during the three centuries of T'ang came the natives of almost every nation of Asia, all bringing exotic wares either as gifts or as goods to be sold. Ivory, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls--the author covers all classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effect on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry. This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a?humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.??The most essential thing the reviewer can say about this book is, 'Read it!' It is probably the most informative, most scholarly, and most delightfully written book on China that has appeared in our time. It is a heartening reminder that scholars still have an interest in studying history in terms of people, in examining people's intimate reactions to the little human things that occupied their daily lives.????????Jour. of Asian Studies?A pure delight ... Scarcely any aspect of T'ang life is omitted, so that bit by bit Mr. Schafer builds up a reasonably complete picture of an entire civilization. Mr· Schafer writes with urbanity and wit.????????Sat. Rev.?A fascinating survey of T'ang culture as reflected in the use and demand for exotica ... Rarely has the reviewer come upon a book so enjoyable and informative·????????Jour. of the American Oriental Society
Tu Wan's Stone catalogue of cloudy forest by Edward H Schafer( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Chinese sources as early as the first millennium B.C. had mentioned stones as objects of value or aesthetic merit, this 12th-century catalogue is the first whole work in Chinese literature devoted to the subject. By this date the appreciation of viewing stones in gardens and in the studios of scholars had ignited a craze, and Tu Wan, a stone collector and descendent of the great T'ang poet Tu Fu, recorded his travels in search of interesting specimens and how and why he acquired them." "Professor Edward Schafer discusses the Chinese taste in stones, Tu Wan and the history and nature of his catalogue, and the technology and petrology of the 12th century. His synopsis of the Chinese text describes 144 types of stones with translated abstracts of each, material of great interest to modern collectors of "scholar's rocks." This revised edition incorporates the corrigenda compiled by Professor Schafer."--BOOK JACKET
Mao Shan in T'ang times by Edward H Schafer( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das alte China by Edward H Schafer( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ma di si : shi shei sha le Mo zha te? by Edward H Schafer( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi hijo precioso : el viaje de un padre a través de la adicción de su hijo by David Sheff( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe da weiXie fu dian dian di di di hui gu le zi ji de er zi xi du jie du zhei fan fan fu fu de shi nian
Ren tian tang da xuan feng by Edward H Schafer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chou yang diao cha by Edward H Schafer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao neng fu mu shou ce by Bu li ze mai si te( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shu zi xin hao chu li by Aidong Men( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhong dian jie shao liao shu zi xin hao chu li ji chu li lun de tong shi , zeng jia liao xin hao chu li de xin ling yu -- xiao bo bian huan de ji ben li lun ji shu zi xin hao chu li de ruan jian shi xian fang fa deng nei rong
Shen nü : Tang dai wen xue zhong de long nü yu yu nü by Edward H Schafer( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The golden peaches of Samarkand : a study of Tʻang exotics
Covers
The vermilion bird; T'ang images of the SouthThe divine woman; dragon ladies and rain maidens in T'ang literatureShore of pearlsPacing the void : Tʻang approaches to the starsMirages on the sea of time : the Taoist poetry of Tsʻao TʻangThe Empire of MinTu Wan's Stone catalogue of cloudy forest
Alternative Names
E.H. Schafer, 1913-1991

Edward H. Schafer Amerikaans historicus (1913-1991)

Edward Hetzel Schafer

Edward Hetzel Schafer, Jr, 1913-1991

Schafer, E. H. (1913-1991).

Schafer, Edward H.

Schafer, Edward Hetzel

Schafer, Edward Hetzel 1913-1991

Šefer, È.

Xie, Fu 1913-1991

Xue, Aidehua 1913-1991

Xue, Aihua 1913-1991

Шефер, Э.

Шефер, Эдвард Хетцель

ادوارد اچ. شافر

シェーファー, エドワード・H

シエフアーエドワード H.

薛, 爱华

薛, 爱华 1913-1991

薛, 爱德华 1913-1991

薛愛華

薛爱华 1913-1991

薛爱德华 1913-1991

谢, 弗 1913-1991

谢弗 1913-1991

谢弗, 爱徳华

謝弗, 愛徳華・赫策爾

Languages
English (213)

Chinese (35)

Spanish (26)

French (24)

German (23)

Japanese (13)

Russian (5)

Italian (2)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)