The Tang and Sang dynasties, spanning more than 600 years from the 8th to the 13th century, saw a period of great economic and cultural development in Thinese society. During this golden age of classical literature, numerous, masterpieces were wuitten which have exerted a profound influence ever since. This collection contains the work of eighteen classical authors, including the major posets Wang Wei, Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Su Shi and Lu you as well as the great prose stylists Han yu, Liu Zongyuan and Quyang Hiu. This collection is only a small sample of the voluminous literature of the Tang and Song. However, in its uaviety, it should prove informative and interesting for specialists and general readevs alike.