A Social History of the Chinese Book

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Januar 2006



Provides an account of the way Chinese books were printed, distributed, and consumed by literati and scholars, in the lower Yangzi delta, the cultural center of China. This book introduces interesting personalities, ranging from wily book collectors to an indigent shoe-repairman collector. It offers an insight into the book culture of this place.


Joseph McDermott is presently Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Chinese at Cambridge University. He has published widely on Chinese social and economic history, most recently on the economy of the Song dynasty for the Cambridge History of China. He has edited State and Court Ritual in China and Art and Power in East Asia.


"A brilliant piece of synthetic research as well as a delightful read, it offers a history of the Chinese book to the eighteenth century that is without equal." Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia
EAN: 9789622097827
ISBN: 9622097820
Untertitel: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China. 'Understanding China - New Viewpoints on History and Culture'. 7 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hong Kong University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 308 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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