Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China / Edition 1

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"A very useful book on a topic of growing importance and interest. Brokaw's introduction is one of the most valuable and best-written prefaces to an edited volume that I have encountered in some time."—Kent Guy, author of The Emperor's Four Treasures
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520231269
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2005
  • Series: Studies on China Series , #27
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 555
  • Sales rank: 1,116,791
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Cynthia J. Brokaw is Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and author of The Ledgers of Merit and Demerit: Social Change and Moral Order in Late Imperial China (1991). Kai-wing Chow is Professor of History and of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and author of The Rise of Confucian Ritualism in Late Imperial China: Ethics, Classics, and Lineage Discourse (1994) and Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China (2004).
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. On the History of the Book in China—Cynthia J. Brokaw
2. The Ascendance of the Imprint in China—Joseph McDermott

PART II: COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING AND THE EXPANDING MARKET FOR BOOKS
3. Of Three Mountains Street: The Commercial Publishers of Ming Nanjing—Lucille Chia
4. Constructing New Reading Publics in Late Ming China—Anne E. McLaren
5. Reading the Best-Sellers of the Nineteenth Century: Commercial Publications from Sibao—Cynthia J. Brokaw

PART III: PUBLISHING FOR SPECIALIZED AUDIENCES
6. Niche Marketing for Late Imperial Chinese Fiction—Robert E. Hegel
7. Printing as Performance: Literati Playwright-Publishers of the Late Ming—Katherine Carlitz
8. Qing Publishing in Non-Han Languages—Evelyn S. Rawski
9. “Preserving the Bonds of Kin”: Genealogy Masters and Genealogy Production in the Jiangsu-Zhejiang Area in the Qing and Republican Periods—Xu Xiaoman

PART IV: THE BOOK AS A VISUAL MEDIUM
10. Visual Hermeneutics and the Act of Turning the Leaf: A Genealogy of Liu Yuan’s Lingyan ge—Anne Burkus-Chasson
11. Didactic Illustrations in Printed Books: Choice and Consequence—Julia K. Murray

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