The practice of ‘circulating scrolls’ developed during the mid-Tang as a means for civil service examination candidates to acquire the patronage they required in order to pass. The ‘cover letters’ that accompanied these circulated portfolios of written work offer a unique glimpse into candidates’ attempts to translate the cultural capital accumulated through years of classical learning into social and political relationships.
Precedence and Persuasion: Some Preliminary Thoughts on ‘Classicizing’ in the Tang Dynasty
Research Meeting: Prof Alexei Ditter
50 George Square, 2.54
John F. Haldon: Comparative Early Empire Projects – The Byzantine Perspective POSTPONED
24 Buccleuch Place, 3.06
NB: THIS MEETING WILL HAVE TO BE POSTPONED!