Ancient Swallows: Nanjing, the Legendary City of Literature (Hardcover)
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.
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.