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    The Urban Life of the Ming Dynasty (Insight on Ancient China) (Hardback) By (author) Chen Baoliang

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    DescriptionThe Urban Life of the Ming Dynasty examines life in the big cities of the Ming Dynasty: Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Kaifeng. The coverage includes information on the clothing of urban officials and residents, their diet, utensils, ceremonies, festivals, the words and deeds of the residents, commercial activities, plus the contrasts between life within the royal houses and life within an ordinary house in the city. This period of Chinese urban history is unique because although it developed from traditions of the Han and Tang dynasties, it also heralded a strong break with tradition. As the world started to modernise so did China, and this fascinating new book shows you how and where this first happened. Now available in English outside of China for the very first time, the Insight on Ancient China Series is published by Paths International in association with China's prestigious Hunan People's Publishing House.

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    The Urban Life of the Ming Dynasty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chen Baoliang
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 518
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,020 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844643561
    ISBN 10: 1844643565

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    DC22: 931
    BISAC region code:
    DC23: 951.034
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Paths International Ltd
    Imprint name
    Paths International Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2014
    Publication City/Country