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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 56

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The Commercial Publishers of Jianyang, Fujian (11th–17th Centuries)

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$50.00 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674009554

Publication Date: 03/30/2003

Short

472 pages

6 x 9 inches

78 line illustrations, 2 maps

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  • Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Abbreviations
  • Dynasties and Reign Periods
  • Part I
    • 1. Introduction
      • Purpose and Scope of Study
      • Jianyang and the History of Chinese Publishing
      • A Note on the Main Sources
      • The Geography of Minbei
    • 2. The Physical Appearance of Jianyang Woodblock Imprints
      • Materials Used in Book Production
      • Woodblock Carving
      • The Design of the Jianyang Block-Printed Book
  • Part II
    • 3. The Development of the Jianyang Book Trade, Song–Yuan
      • Historical Background
      • Jianyang Publishers
      • The Liu, Yu, and Xiong Families of Publishers
    • 4. Jianyang Imprints of the Song and Yuan
      • Visual Appearances of Jianyang Imprints of the Song and Yuan
      • Mashaben
      • Jianyang Imprints: A Survey
      • Summary and Some Contrarian Conclusions
  • Part III
    • 5. The Jianyang Book Trade during the Ming
      • Historical Background
      • Commercial and Government Publishers of Jianyang
      • Charting the Jianyang Book Trade during the Ming
    • 6. Jianyang Imprints of the Ming
      • The Visual Appearance of Ming Jianyang Imprints
      • A Selective Survey of Jianyang Imprints of the Ming
      • The Qing Aftermath
      • Recapitulation
    • 7. Conclusion
  • Appendixes
    • A. Selected List of Song and Yuan Jianyang Imprints
    • B. Lists of Jianyang Publishers
    • C. Compiling the Bibliography of Jianyang Imprints
  • Reference Matter
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Glossary
  • Index

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