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THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China, Brook, Timothy

Author Name    Brook, Timothy

Title   THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

Binding   Softcover with Fold-in Flaps

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   Reprint

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   Taipei SMC Publishing 1998

ISBN Number    9576384893 / 9789576384899

Seller ID   009019

xxv, + 320pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (Early-Qing dynasty portrait of Yang Maolin), flapped card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The central theme of this beautifully told social and cultural history is commercialization . . . Commerce did more than simply circulate goods, as contemporary commentators such as Zhang Tao knew. It remade society and refashioned ideas by tying producers and consumers together into relationships that bypassed Confucian values. It turned knowledge into a commodity . . . " Contents include: List of Ills., Preface, A Ming Chronology, A Genealogy of Ming Emperors, List of Abbs., Introduction: Seasons of The Ming, Dramatis Personae, Winter: The First Century, Spring: The Middle Century, Summer: The Last Century, Fall: The Lord of Silver, Notes, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 510g.

China, History, Ming Dynasty, Commerce

Price = 22.56 AUD

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