THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By: Brook, Timothy

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xxv, + 320pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (Early-Qing dynasty portrait of Yang Maolin), flapped card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The central theme of this beautifully told social and cultural history is commercialization . . . Commerce did more than simply circulate goods, as contemporary commentators such as Zhang Tao knew. It remade society and refashioned ideas by tying producers and consumers together into relationships that bypassed Confucian values. It turned knowledge into a commodity . . . " Contents include: List of Ills., Preface, A Ming Chronology, A Genealogy of Ming Emperors, List of Abbs., Introduction: Seasons of The Ming, Dramatis Personae, Winter: The First Century, Spring: The Middle Century, Summer: The Last Century, Fall: The Lord of Silver, Notes, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 510g.

Title: THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

Author Name: Brook, Timothy

Categories: History - General, Social History,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Taipei, SMC Publishing: 1998

ISBN Number: 9576384893

ISBN Number 13: 9789576384899

Binding: Softcover with Fold-in Flaps

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 009019

Keywords: China, History, Ming Dynasty, Commerce