The Popularization and Simplification of Literature in the Middle to Late Tang Dynasty

  •  Jingchun Chen    


During the middle to late Tang Dynasty, the weakening of the aristocratic class was evident as a rising nouveau-riche class emerged. The proportion of court officials from this nouveau-riche class increased continuously, and the newly ascended class sought urgent cultural manifestation. The most notable result was the emergence of a literary style, literary works, and literary forms marked by a more populist and simplified approach.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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