- Dec 2009
What is available to the general reader for medieval China? I'm mainly thinking post-Han and pre-Ming, and am thinking of readable but reliable works. I'm a little concerned about what one finds on the shelves in stores or top results of Amazon, as the equivalent in my own field of Byzantine history tends to be utter rubbish. Any recommendations? I'm especially interested in Tang and Song, urban history, naval history, and interaction between the Han heartland and the broader world.