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The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China

Author
Brook, Timothy, 1951-
Title
The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China / Timothy Brook.
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Description
xxv, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
URL
<Contributor biographical information> http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/bios/ucal051/97008838.html
<Publisher description> http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal042/97008838.html
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction : seasons of the Ming (1609)
  • Dramtis personae
  • Winter : the first century (1368-1450)
  • Spring : the middle century (1450-1550)
  • Summer : the last century (1550-1644)
  • Fall : the lord of silver (1642-1644).
Summary
The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the centre of the world. The author examines the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of Ming (1368-1644).
Kinsey subjects
Social conditions--China.
ISBN
0520210913 (alk. paper)
9780520210912 (alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
185.1 B76 c6 1998
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute