Outline Lecture Seventeen

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Outline Lecture Seventeen—Tang Cosmopolitanism and Poetry The very passions are enlightenment, Huiyuang? Left parting sermon to disciples, try to achieve a state without coming or going without right or wrong. I) The City of Chang’an and the Silk Road a) The Layout of the Tang Imperial Capital Cosmopolitan society and poetic nature i) Largest planned city ever built Capital. Ever lasting peace. By 8 th century was the largest planned city. 30 square miles in size. 1 million inhabitants inside the wall another million outside the wall. The palace was built in northern end facing south. Tradition to face south. From maingate of the city to the palace, wide avenue which led the main gate to the avenue. Broad avenue. ii) Division of the city into sectors Each ward had own gate. New prosperity zone. Pleasure gardens. Each ward had to follow a night curfew. Most from stories not archeological ruins. Women look good in day at night turned into foxes. b) Period of Economic Prosperity i) Rapid growth in population and cities Clear reflection of immense prosperity. Est. political order contributed to it.
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course MMW MMW3 taught by Professor Herbst during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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