The Man Awakened from Dreams: Man Awakened from Dreams / Edition 1

The Man Awakened from Dreams: Man Awakened from Dreams / Edition 1

by Henrietta Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804750696

ISBN-13: 9780804750691

Pub. Date: 01/30/2005

Publisher: Stanford University Press

In this beautifully crafted study of one emblematic life, Harrison addresses large themes in Chinese history while conveying with great immediacy the textures and rhythms of everyday life in the countryside in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Liu Dapeng was a provincial degree-holder who never held government office. Through the story of his

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In this beautifully crafted study of one emblematic life, Harrison addresses large themes in Chinese history while conveying with great immediacy the textures and rhythms of everyday life in the countryside in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Liu Dapeng was a provincial degree-holder who never held government office. Through the story of his family, the author illustrates the decline of the countryside in relation to the cities as a result of modernization and the transformation of Confucian ideology as a result of these changes. Based on nearly 400 volumes of Liu's diary and other writings, the book illustrates what it was like to study in an academy and to be a schoolteacher, the pressures of changing family relationships, the daily grind of work in industry and agriculture, people's experience with government, and life under the Japanese occupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804750691
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,277,202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Writing9
2The Confucian scholar21
3The Filial son51
4The representative of the people83
5The merchant113
6The farmer136

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