|| The Tang Dynasty, due to its highly developed and matured social, political, economic, cultural and educational systems, led to its rich cultural content and achievements, which is described as the most prosperous and enlightened era in the long history of China. These factors attracted descendants to devote into the research and recollection of Tang culture, however, the research on the cultural content of the famous touring areas is rare. Therefore, this thesis entitled “ The Chang-An Touring Feat of the Gentlemen in the Tang Dynasty”, which aims to discuss and analyze the poetries and writings of the gentlemen during the Tang Dynasty, moreover, to draw the conclusion on how the famous touring areas in Chang-An have impact on the Tang Gentlemen.
There are 8 chapters:
Chapter I, the introductory chapter, presents the motif, methodology and background of the study of this thesis.
Chapters II and III, respectively, the reason for the Chang-An Touring Feat flourishing in the Tang Dynasty and the development of the Chang-An in then, are presented as history retrospection to understand and to discuss the factors behind this Touring Feat.
Chapters IV to VII, the issues of this thesis, respectively, hydrology, highlands, religions and buildings, and others, are categorized from poems which relate to the Chang-An after searching the Complete Tang Poems. Each classification takes top three famous touring areas written numerously as theme in poems for discussing contents. Those analyzed poems include eleven areas: Qu-Jiang Lake, Baqiao Bridge, Meibei Lake, Zhongnanshan Mountain, Huaqing Palace, Le-You-Yuan Plateau, Great Loving-Kindness Temple, Green-Dragon Temple, Jian-Fu Temple, Pyonggang Prostitution, and Private Garden. Before entering the motif of discussing poems written by the Gentlemen in the Tang Dynasty, it takes first to simply discuss the development of history of each place above. Then, according to contents and expressions, the poems are classified and discussed. Besides, evidenced and assisted by appropriate historical information, this research is hoped to gain particular discoveries.
Chapter VIII concludes all the data and research information, and provides further research recommendations to strengthen this thesis.