Ancient Swallows: Nanjing, the Legendary City of Literature
Cloth • 264 pp • 152 × 229 mm • English
US$29.95 • C$39.95
Ancient Swallows: Nanjing, the Legendary City of Literature, is a captivating exploration of the rich literary history of this ancient city. In this book, renowned scholar Cheng Zhangcan delves into the centuries-old legends, cultural traditions, and literary achievements that have earned Nanjing the title of “City of Literature.” From the iconic swallows of the city’s temples to the timeless poetry of its scholars, Zhangcan offers a vivid and insightful portrait of a city that has inspired countless writers and artists.
About the Author
Cheng Zhangcan is a celebrated author, historian, and professor of literature at Nanjing University. He holds a Bachelor of History from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Literature from Nanjing University. As a recipient of the prestigious Changjiang Scholar Award, he is recognized as one of China’s leading scholars in the field of literary studies. Zhangcan has published over thirty books, including the acclaimed Ancient Swallows: Nanjing, the Legendary City of Literature, Mountain-Encircled Homeland: Tales of Old and New Nanjing, and The Tides of Stone City.