Life in the Tang Dynasty 長安時代
唐人生活史
Shen Chuang 莊申
October 2008
304 pages
9" x 12", illustrations throughout
HK$250 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$43 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-962-8038-85-5

Tang poetry, calligraphy, music, chess, painting, ceramics, sculpture, dance and costume, among other things, are creative and original. The concepts behind them are apparent in Tang life. Today we are unable to meet our Tang counterparts, but archeological discoveries afford us a glimpse of the Tang Society. Chuang Shen is an outstanding art historian, a teacher very much loved by his students. This book is a study of many aspects of life in the tang dynasty. Only a scholar as erudite and learned as Chuang Shen could leave later generations such an unparalleled work.

唐人的詩書樂弈、繪畫陶瓷、雕刻工藝、舞蹈服飾,凡此種種,無不令人耳目一新。當中的巧思慧心,全在唐人的生活中表露無遺。今人與唐人雖緣慳一面,但愈來愈多的考古文物,使今人也能一窺唐人社會的全貌。莊申老師是出色的藝術史家,深受學子愛戴。這本唐代生活史研究出唐人的生活百態,也只有莊老師如此淵博的學識,才能留予後人這一曠世遺作。