List of Illustrations Preface to the Second Edition Note on Transliteration and Names Map Introduction Prologue: The Shipmaster's Tale 1. The Merchant's Tale 2. The Soldier's Tale 3. The Horseman's Tale 4. The Princess's Tale 5. The Courtesan's Tale 6. The Pilgrim's Tale 7. The Writer's Tale 8. The Official's Tale 9. The Nun's Tale 10. The Widow's Tale 11. The Artist's Tale Epilogue Notes References Index
Susan Whitfield runs the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, which provides online access to hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, paintings, and archaeological artifacts from the eastern Silk Road. The author of numerous books and articles on the Silk Road and China, Whitfield travels widely in the region and curates relevant exhibitions. She lectures and teaches worldwide.
"A more completely reconstructed Silk Road and more colorfully depicted stories." -- H. Zhang CHOICE