The Resource The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China, Timothy Brook

The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China, Timothy Brook

Label
The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China
Title
The confusions of pleasure
Title remainder
commerce and culture in Ming China
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Brook
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
951/.026
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS753
LC item number
.B76 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ACLS Humanities E-book
Label
The confusions of pleasure : commerce and culture in Ming China, Timothy Brook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; A Ming Chronology; A Genealogy of Ming Emperors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Dramatis Personae; Winter: The First Century (1368-1450); A Brick in the Wall; The Burden of Communication; Ideas into Texts; Economy And Exchange; The Distance between Rich and Poor; Spring: The Middle Century (1450-1550); The Center Recedes; State and Market; Commerce; Commerce and Culture; The Zhengde Decay; Summer: The Last Century (1550-1644); The God of Copper Cash; Travels and Letters; Consumption and Production; Trade; Fashion; Fall: The Lord of Silver (1642- 1644)
Control code
ocn769188997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520924079
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780520221543
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt0np1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36897103
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769188997
  • acls0520210913

Library Locations

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