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    China's Cultural Heritage: Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912 (Hardback) By (author) Richard J. Smith


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    DescriptionThe Qing Dynasty formed an important bridge between "traditional" and "modern" China. Spanning a period of remarkable continuity, this dynamic and culturally-sophisticated dynasty has attracted an enormous amount of new scholarship in recent years, and this work, which has been extensively expanded and updated, Richard J. Smith shows how the Chinese of the Qing Dynasty viewed the world, and how their outlook was expressed in China's institutions, material culture and customs. His analysis of China's enduring traditions encompasses aspects ranging from daily life to mythology, religion, divination and philosophy.

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    China's Cultural Heritage
    Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard J. Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813313467
    ISBN 10: 0813313465

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    DC20: 951.03
    LC classification: DS754.14.S
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    photographs, tables, figures
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Table of contents
    Part 1 The Qing inheritance: the legacy of the land; the historical background. Part 2 The Qing political order: imperial rule and metropolitan officers; administrative integration. Part 3 Social and economic institutions: social classes; forms of Chinese socioeconomic organization. Part 4 Language and symbolic reference: distinctive features of the language; language and culture. Part 5 Thought: the Chinese mental world; the Confucian moral order; Daoist flight and fancy. Part 6 Religion: official sacrifices; Buddhism and sectarian Daoism; popular religion. Part 7 Art: attitudes toward art; crafts; painting and calligraphy. Part 8 Literature: categories of classical literature; vernacular literature. Part 9 Social activities: life-cycle ritual; amusements. Part 10 Tradition and modernity, 1860-1992.