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The Monkey and the Inkpot

Natural History and Its Transformations in Early Modern China

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$50.00 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674035294

Publication: October 2009

Short

250 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line illustrations

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Ex-Voto
  • Note on Conversions
  • Prologue: A Curious Instinct, A Taste for Ink
  • 1. Conception: Birth of a Naturalist
  • 2. Generation: Anatomy of a Naturalist
  • Interlude: Here Be Dragons: A Reader’s Guide to the Bencao gangmu
  • 3. Transformation: Elements of Change
  • 4. Transformation: Sprouts of Change
  • 5. Transformation: Bodies of Change
  • 6. Transformation: Creatures of Change
  • Conclusion: Rot and Rebirth: The Afterlife and Reincarnation of a Naturalist
  • Appendix A. Li Shizhen, Lidai zhujia bencao [Bencao works through the ages]
  • Appendix B. Contents of the Bencao gangmu [Systematic materia medica]
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Chinese Characters
  • Index