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Tun-huang (original 1959; edition 1959)
by Yasushi Inoue, Jean Oda Moy (Translator), Damion Searls (Preface)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0870115766, Paperback)A romantic adventure and an explanation of one of the great mysteries of western China - how the sacred scrolls of the Sung dynasty were saved from the barbarian tribes of the Hsi-hsia.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:42 -0400)
In Tun-huang, the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Hsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure to take the all-important exam that will qualify him as a high government official leads to a chance encounter that draws him farther and farther into the wild and contested lands west of the Chinese Empire.
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