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Riassunto: The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade routes to the Far East. In this book, Timothy Brook eloquently narrates the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of the Ming (1368-1644), when China was transformed from a closely administered agrarian realm into a place of commercial profits and intense competition for status.
The Confusions of Pleasure marks a significant departure from the conventional ways in which Chinese history has been written. Rather than recounting the Ming dynasty in a series of political events and philosophical achievements, it narrates this longue durée in terms of the habits and strains of everyday life. Peppered with stories of real people and their negotiations of a rapidly changing world, this book provides a new way of seeing the Ming dynasty that not only contributes to the scholarly understanding of the period but also provides an entertaining and accessible introduction to Chinese history for anyone.
Dal retro di copertina: "This is joyful and comprehensive scholarship, full of motion and detail. Timothy Brook encases the fascinating and changeable world of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in a clear conceptual and chronological framework which any non-specialist can follow. Here are a wealth of Ming people and their problems, along with the very stuff of their world: bricks and bridges; markets, monasteries, and mail; famines and fashion; printing, passion, and portents. This is the first book we have in English that shows the whole shape of Ming life in all its ebullient complexity." (Jonathan Spence)
Titolo: The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and ...
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of California Press, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Illustrations. End notes, bibliography, glossary and index. Looks unread. Codice libro della libreria 056784
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Hardcover with dustjacket. Cover clean with minor shelfwear. Interior clean, binding tight. Jacket gently rubbed.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation. Codice libro della libreria 013767
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998., 1998. Hardcover. Very good or better in blue cloth, no dj. Scuff to fr pastedown. Asia: China. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Codice libro della libreria U0520210913
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. Text clean and tight; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 345 pages. Codice libro della libreria 159036
Descrizione libro University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket and board spine ends minimally bumped. Number 40 written in small print on front free endpaper. Very clean, tightly bound volume. 320 pages with index and bibliography. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Codice libro della libreria 9127
Descrizione libro University of California Press 1998, 1998. HB. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. VG VG HB DJ: some rubbing & edgewear; couple small creases at edges. Book: some rubbing & edgewear; overall clean & tight. 320 pages. Codice libro della libreria 16418
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0520210913 Good +. Former owner name on fly page. Binding solid, pages crisp and clean, no other markings found. Dust jacket bright and shiny with very light scuffs. Extremities lightly bumped with minimal tip wear. Codice libro della libreria SKU1006124
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. 2012., 2012. 8vo, 320pp, with black and white illustrations. A very good hardback copy in like dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 93582
Descrizione libro Univ of California Pr, Berkeley, CA, 1998. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine-As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine-As New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 184057
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Like New. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good jkt. First Edition. xxv + 320 pages, 38 woodcuts, Ming chronology, genealogy of Ming Emperors, notes, bibliography, glossary, index, blue paper over boards with gilt spine title, illustrated jacket in protective plastic cover. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!. Codice libro della libreria 161104003a