This book, through detailed analysis of the writings of the Liang Crown Prince Xiao Tong and his circle, will deepen and redefine our view of the court culture and literature of the Liang, a crucial period in Chinese literary history.
Table of Contents:
1. Born and Bred to be a Ruler
2. Gentlemanly Style: Xiao Tong's Literary Inclination
3. Writing for the Crown Prince: Worthy with Words
4. Xiao Tong's Encounters with Buddhism
5. Pondering on Reclusion and Rulership