Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture / Edition 1

Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Patrick Dennis Murphy, Dingbo Wu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313278083

ISBN-13: 9780313278082

Pub. Date: 08/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Chinese popular culture is extremely diverse and richly complex. The 18 chapters in this reference provide the most current and comprehensive bibliographical and descriptive study of Chinese popular culture in English. The chapters, each devoted to a particular topic, are written by expert contributors who offer comprehensive surveys of research materials and

Overview

Chinese popular culture is extremely diverse and richly complex. The 18 chapters in this reference provide the most current and comprehensive bibliographical and descriptive study of Chinese popular culture in English. The chapters, each devoted to a particular topic, are written by expert contributors who offer comprehensive surveys of research materials and discuss the most important points of critical interest.

The opening chapters of the book discuss the complexity of the Chinese cultural tradition and the relationship between popular culture and Chinese civilization. The chapters that follow are devoted to particular topics that reflect key elements of Chinese popular culture, such as tea drinking, literature, and religion. The chapters generally discuss the history of the topic, review current research in the field, evaluate available reference sources and research collections, and present bibliographic information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313278082
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1994
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface by Patrick D. Murphy

Introduction: Cultural Tradition and Popular Culture by Wu Dingbo

Lifestyles: Commercialization and Concepts of Choice by Rebecca Weiner

Food by E.N. Anderson

Tea Drinking and Its Culture by Ione Kramer

Religion by Jordan Paper

Chinese Herbal Medicine by Hsiao-Hung Lee

Sports by Susan E. Brownell

Taijiquan and Qigong by J.A. English-Lueck

Wushu by Zhang Wei and Tan Xiujun

The Chinese Mass Media by Xu Xinyi

Film by Wu Dingbo

Traditional Chinese Drama by Jiang Xinyun

Chinese Gallant Fiction by Cao Zhengwen

Chinese Science Fiction by Wu Dingbo

Comic Art by John Lent

Chinese Calligraphy by Qingxiang Wang

Popular Rural Architecture by Ronald G. Knapp

Transportation in the People's Republic of China by John Marney

Selected Bibliography

Index

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