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西京雜記   By: (-23)

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"西京雜記" by Xin Liu is a beautifully written and insightful collection of essays that offer a unique perspective on life in ancient China. Liu's writing is poetic and evocative, drawing readers into a world of long ago with vivid descriptions and thoughtful reflections on the human experience. The essays cover a wide range of topics, from nature and philosophy to social customs and historical events, providing a rich tapestry of life in the Western Capital of Xi'an. Overall, "西京雜記" is a captivating read that offers a glimpse into a bygone era and invites readers to ponder the timeless questions of existence.

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