As I go through trying to organize my thoughts, I am constantly forgetting exactly where I found xyz information, so maybe this will be a way to help people see where I’m getting my info. 🙂
DEFINITELY not a complete list! This is just for starters. Welcome to my library!
This is also not currently organized into topic sections—I hope to get to that eventually, but it’s gonna take a while. I have a LOT of sources! I am constantly digging through JSTOR and journal article repositories for new info.
- Chen, BuYun, Empire of Style: Silk & Fashion in Tang China, University of Washington Press, 2019. https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295745305/empire-of-style/
- Wang, Li (Ally), The Peak Time of Entertainment in China: A Study of the Jiaofang During the Tang Dynasty, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-5207-4
- Chiang, Howard, Sexuality in China: Histories of Power & Pleasure, University of Washington Press, 2018. https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295743479/sexuality-in-china/
- McMahon, Keith, Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao, Roman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538141946/Women-Shall-Not-Rule-Imperial-Wives-and-Concubines-in-China-from-Han-to-Liao
- Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, The Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Sung Period, University of California Press, 1993. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520081581/the-inner-quarters
- Twitchett, D.C., et al., The Cambridge History of China, vols. 2–5, Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/series/cambridge-history-of-china/A4D3D77A97EACA3F903136BBF64B9169
- Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook, 2nd Ed., Simon & Schuster, 1993. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Chinese-Civilization/Patricia-Buckley-Ebrey/9780029087527
- Mote, F.W., Imperial China, 900–1800, Harvard University Press, 2003. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674012127
- Lewis, Mark Edward, China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty, History of Imperial China vol. 3, Harvard University Press, 2012. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674064010
- Benn, Charles D., Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty, Greenwood Press, 2002. https://www.worldcat.org/title/daily-life-in-traditional-china-the-tang-dynasty/oclc/51743549
- Benn, Charles D., China’s Golden Age: Everyday Life in the Tang Dynasty, Oxford University Press, 2004. https://books.google.com/books/about/China_s_Golden_Age.html?id=ile3jSveb4sC
- Wang, Robin, Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture, Hackett Publishing Company, 2003. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Images_of_Women_in_Chinese_Thought_and_C/xQiJWZNQZfgC?hl=en&gbpv=0&kptab=overview
- Bossler, Beverly, Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity: Gender and Social Change in China, 1000—1400, Harvard University Press, 2013. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066694
- Rouzer, Paul, Articulated Ladies: Gender and the Male Community in Early Chinese Texts, Harvard University Press, 2001. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674005273
- Chen, Jack W., The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, Harvard University Press, 2011. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674056084
- Denecke, Wiebke, The Dynamics of Masters Literature: Early Chinese Thought from Confucius to Han Feizi, Harvard University Press, 2011. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674056091
- Egan, Ronald C., The Burden of Female Talent: The Poet Li Qingzhao and Her History in China, Harvard University Press, 2014. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674726697
- Allen, Sarah M., Shifting Stories: History, Gossip, and Lore in Narratives from Tang Dynasty China, Harvard University Press, 2014. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674417205
- Shields, Anna M., One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China, Harvard University Press, 2015. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674504370
- Schafer, Edward H., The Golden Peaches of Samarakand: A Study of T’ang Exotics, University of California Press, 1985. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520054622/the-golden-peaches-of-samarkand
- Pan, Ku, (Burton Watson translator), Courtier & Commoner in Ancient China, 4th Ed., Columbia University Press, 1977. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/courtier-and-commoner-in-ancient-china/9780231083546
- Latourette, Kenneth Scott, The Chinese: Their History and Culture, 4th Ed. Revised, Macmillan Company, 1977. https://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Their-History-Culture/dp/0025689207
- Heian International Inc., Pearls of the Middle Kingdom, National Palace Museum, 1993. https://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Middle-Kingdom-Heian-International/dp/9575620151
- Wang, Elizabeth Te-Chen (translator), Ladies of the Tang, Taipei Heritage Press, 1961. https://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Tang-Classical-Chinese-Stories/dp/957606077X
- Lindqvist, Cecilia, China: Empire of Living Symbols, Hachette Books, 2009. https://books.google.com/books?id=9x5KDgAAQBAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions
- Werner, E.T.C., Ancient Tales and Folklore of China, Bracken Books, 1986.
- Hucker, Charles O., China’s Imperial Past, Stanford University Press, 1975. https://primo.getty.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=GRI&docid=GETTY_ALMA21124415810001551&context=L
- Lu Yu, (Francis Carpenter, translator), The Classic of Tea, Ecco Press, 1995. https://www.book-info.com/isbn/0-88001-416-4.htm
- Zhao, Feng, Wengying Li, Juanjuan chen, Nengfu Huang, and Hao Peng, Chinese Silks, Yale University Press, 2012. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300111033/chinese-silks/
- Smith, Bradley, and Wango H.C. Weng, China: A History in Art, Doubleday, 1972. https://books.google.com/books/about/China.html?id=8rhPAAAAMAAJ
- Wood, Francis, The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, British Library, 2004. https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Silk_Road.html?id=0GV4PwAACAAJ
- Hansen, Valerie, The Silk Road: A New History with Documents, Oxford University Press, 2016. https://global.oup.com/ushe/product/the-silk-road-9780190208929
- Whitfield, Susan, Life Along the Silk Road, 2nd Ed., University of California Press, 2015. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520280595/life-along-the-silk-road
- Filip, Sonja, Alexandra Hilgner, and Guje Kroh, The Lady with the Phoenix Crown: Tang-Period Grave Goods of the Noblewoman Li Chui (711–736), Schnell & Steiner, 2014. https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Lady_with_the_Phoenix_Crown.html?id=f7TkoAEACAAJ
- Ye, Luo, Alister D. Inglis (translator), The Drunken Man’s Talk, University of Washington Press, 2017. https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295741765/the-drunken-mans-talk/
- Vainker, S.J., Chinese Silk: A Cultural History, Rutgers University Press, 2004. https://books.google.com/books/about/Chinese_Silk.html?id=Xy3Mb4KrEOIC
- Wyatt, James C.Y., Prudence O. Harper, China: Dawn of a Golden Age, Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2004. https://www.worldcat.org/title/china-dawn-of-a-golden-age-200-750-ad/oclc/55846475
- Larsen, Jeanne, translator (1987). Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao. Princeton University Press.
- Xuanji, Yu; Yü, Hsüan-chi (1998). The Clouds Float North: The Complete Poems of Yu Xuanji. Translated by Young, David; Lin, Jiann I. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 9780819563446.
- Xiong, Victor, Sui–Tang Chang’an: A Study in the Urban History of Late Medieval China, University of Michigan, 2000.
- Mou, Sherry J., Presence and Presentation : Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition / Sherry J. Mou, Editor. St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
I also have several books in Chinese that I need to have translated. I’m also desperately seeking an English translation of the Beili Zhi, “The Records/Analects of the Northern Ward”.
First, a note. A lot of websites don’t cite sources, but they can be very helpful for finding terminology to search for and especially for finding Chinese names/characters for things. They can also be excellent jumping-off points if they do cite sources. Just going through Wikipedia can net you all kinds of terminology to go digging for. Verify everything with multiple sources!
- https://www.newhanfu.com/23958.html (Anything from this website especially should be taken with a barrel of salt—good for terminology, though!)
- https://www.worldcat.org/ Your best friend for finding nearly anything that’s ever been published. It will also find the nearest library holding the title you’re looking for.
- Ancient Phoenix Crown of Sui Dynasty Unveiled in East China http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-09/19/content_26827501.htm
- “The Pursuit of Beauty” http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-11/16/content_15935976.htm
- https://muse.jhu.edu/article/17470 (This is a journal article, but the notes at the bottom are extremely useful, too)
- The Ping Kang Fang of “The Twelfth Hour in Chang’an“ made him groan, “Thinking about debauchery at present“ https://daydaynews.cc/en/history/28781.html
- Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition in Houston https://www.flickr.com/photos/toubib46/albums/72157625279716551
- Tang Hair Accessories in Miho Museum https://www.miho.jp/booth/html/artcon/00000434e.htm
- Hair ornament in Met Museum https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/60809?pos=213&rpp=30&pg=8&rndkey=20150529&ft=%2A&when=A.D.+500-1000&where=China
- The Gold Crown of Princess Li Chui https://virtual-artifacts.tumblr.com/post/128040351824/gold-crown-of-princess-li-chui-in-tang-dynasty
- Princess Xincheng Tomb photos http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/fisher/record.html?id=FISHER_n2005050434&fq=period_facet%3A%22Tang%20Dynasty%22%20AND%20title_facet%3A%22Princess%20Xincheng%20Tomb%22&
- Treasures in Silk: Illustrated History of Chinese Textiles http://www.wys.com.cn/silk-book/html/contents/chapter/chapter4.htm
- Eighty-Seven Immortals Painting http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-wu-daozi-immortals.php
- “Dancer with rainbow dress and feather clothes – MA 6103”, Guimet Museum, Paris, France https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Dancer_with_rainbow_dress_and_feather_clothes-MA_6103
- Christie’s, identified as a rare gold headdress https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-a-very-rare-gold-headdress-7th-9th-century-6220779/?from=salesummery&intobjectid=6220779&sid=56107d3f-f2e3-4eb4-8e4d-3c8887b4a0bf
- Hair Adornment of Ancient Chinese Women by Shanghai Guanfu Museum https://artsandculture.google.com/story/hair-adornment-of-ancient-chinese-women/mQLyZp-nJhTzIw
- Treasures Unearthed in Concubine Tomb from Liao Dynasty https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2017/01/treasures-unearthed-in-concubine-tomb.html#QltbmjRjtvvxsasU.97
- Tea Drinking and Ceramic Tea Bowls: An overview through dynastic history http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=029_li.inc&issue=029
- BuYun Chen (2017) Material Girls: Silk and Self-Fashioning in Tang China (618–907), Fashion Theory, 21:1, 5-33, DOI: 10.1080/1362704X.2016.1138679
- BuYun Chen, Dressing for the Times: Fashion in Tang Dynasty China (618–907), Doctoral Thesis. https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/doi/10.7916/D8KK9B6D
- Qiwang Zhao, Qianyun Lyu (2020) Western Cultural Factors in Robes of Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties as well as Sui and Tang Dynasties, https://webofproceedings.org/proceedings_series/ART2L/ICALLH%202020/WHYWB288.pdf
- Ding, Ying (2016). “The Effects of Foreign Cultures to the Women Clothes in the Tang Dynasty”. 6th International Conference on Electronics, Mechanics, Culture and Medicine. Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Mechanics, Culture and Medicine. Atlantis Press. 45: 497–502. doi:10.2991/emcm-15.2016.94. ISBN 978-94-6252-163-6.
- Xv, Zhaofang (2014). “An Attempt to Analyze the Implicitness of the Aesthetic Features of Chinese Art Taking the Aesthetic Features of Women’s Clothing in the Flourishing Period of Tang Dynasty as an Example”. International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Intercultural Communication. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Intercultural Communication. Atlantis Press. 3: 628–631. doi:10.2991/icelaic-14.2014.158. ISBN 978-94-6252-013-4.
- Bossler, B. (2012). Vocabularies of Pleasure: Categorizing Female Entertainers in the Late Tang Dynasty. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 72(1), 71–99. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23214360
- Ping Yao, “The Status of Pleasure: Courtesan and Literati Connections in T’ang China (618-907),” Journal of Women’s History 14:2 (July 2002): 26-53.
- Beverly Bossler, “Shifting Identities: Courtesans and Literati in Song China,” HJAS 62.1 (June 2002): 6-7
- Yue, Hong, “Celebrating Sensual Indulgence: Du Mu (803–852), His Readers, and the Making of a New Fengliu Ideal”, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 139.1 (2019). https://lockwoodonlinejournals.com/index.php/jaos/article/download/918/747
- Jinghua WANGLING. From Reflection to Desire: Fifth- through Ninth-Century Poetry on “Observing Female Entertainers”[J]. Front. Lit. Stud. China, 2016, 10(2): 287-317.
- Yue, Hong, “Romantic Identity in the Funerary Inscriptions (muzhi) of Tang China”, Asia Major, Third Series, 25:1 (2012), 33–62.
- Zurndorfer, H. (2011). Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Confucian Moral Universe of Late Ming China (1550–1644). International Review of Social History, 56(S19), 197-216. doi:10.1017/S0020859011000411.
- Victor Xiong, “Ji-entertainers in T’ang Chang’an,” in Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literature Tradition, ed. Sherry Mou (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999): 149-69.
- Heng Chye Kiang; Visualizing Everyday Life in the City: A Categorization System for Residential Wards in Tang Chang’an. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2014; 73 (1): 91–117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2014.73.1.91
Other A&S Blogs:
- Mistress Ouyang, Tang Dynasty costuming Laurel: http://www.biblionalia.info/leah/
- Someone’s reconstruction of the wooden hairpiece (Chinese) https://m.weibo.cn/status/4629277310720104
- Taylor Chen https://theonionring.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/the-making-of-a-tang-dynasty-wig-pt-1/?fbclid=IwAR1i0T_fe2dmZdxxA15P8IhpJDWZu8gaGiOnB8iEKwczf68nYMTh_NTtnBA