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History 1 st Term Paper —— 35. Discussion of Developments in Arts and Literature in China Lu Dai 250410021 History 028E Term Paper Instructor: Carl Young Nov 20 th , 2007
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Introduction of the Term Paper As Mentioning Tang Dynasty in China, there are a lot of images running out of my brain: the flourishing capital Changan, the imperatorial emperor in the grand palace, the rakish poet singing with wine under the moon, the pretty Hu ladies dancing in the concert, the paintings and treasures in the richers’ houses, the forlorn frontier fortress…… There are too many to talk about Tang. Here, I will focus on the developments of arts and literature in Tang. However, arts and literature are not separated. They are often affected by other implications like economy, politics, religion, and foreign impacts. The arts include calligraphy, painting, sculpture, dances, music, and even architecture, while the literature is talking about novels and poems. There will be details describing some main terms and how they were affected by other implications. Finally, there will be a conclusion for the paper, the importance and impacts of the developments of arts and literature will be discussed. Contents Because Tang had long century stability and the strong economy, compare to other dynasties in China, it provided a good environment for the developments of arts and literature. There wouldn’t be great amounts of arts and literature in chaos, as less people get proper education, most people choose to survive and wander around to other states. In addition, people had enthusing
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energy and high talent in arts and literature, I can brag that there’s no other dynasties in history can compare the Tang’s splendid success that compels all the later generations’ admiration. Both the arts and literature had their extremely accomplishments, could be considered the same level of glory. Arts The Tang emperors got Tang through military, but it doesn’t mean the emperors were lacking of refinements, instead, all of them were also great people in arts. “The August Emperor Kao Tsu Yao, the August Emperor T’ai Tsung, the August Emperor Chung Tsung, and the August Emperor Hsuan Tsung, were all divine warriors and sage philosophers. There were no arts that they did not encompass, and they are thoroughly skilled in calligraphu and painting, but a subject should not dare to make any statements about them.” 1 For the four different generations of emperor, they were all good at arts, and specially, they had natural talents in it. As the emperors liked arts, they would promote the development of arts in their country. Most of the elites were also good at arts. Among the people, the ones could afford usually required their children to study in arts when they were really young. The arts can be generally separated to three parts: painting, calligraphy, and the rest arts.
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