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Harvard East Asian Monographs 280

Commerce in Culture

The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican Periods

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$44.95 • £35.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674024496

Publication Date: 04/30/2007


673 pages

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

8 maps, 84 black and white figures

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  • Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Notes to the Reader
    • 1. Introduction: The Sibao Book Trade and Qing Society
  • I. The Business of Book Publishing and Bookselling in Sibao
    • 2. The Setting: Minxi and Sibao
    • 3. The Origins of Publishing and the Production of Books in Sibao
    • 4. The Structure of the Sibao Publishing Industry
    • 5. “We are all brothers”: Household Division, the Proliferation of Publishing Houses, and the Management of Competition
    • 6. Sibao Bookselling Routes
    • 7. Sojourning Bookselling and the Operation of the Branch Shops
    • 8. Sibao’s "Confucian Merchants" in Minxi Society and the Late Imperial Economy
  • II. Sibao Imprints
    • 9. The Nature and Sources of Sibao Imprints
    • 10. Educational Works
    • 11. Guides to Good Manners, Good Health, and Good Fortune
    • 12. Fiction and Belles-Lettres
    • 13. Sibao’s Customers and Popular Textual Culture in the Qing
    • 14. The Diffusion of Print Culture in Qing China
  • Appendixes
    • A. Transport Routes Within the Min-Gan-Yue Region
    • B. Value of Woodblocks from the Juxian tand and Dawen tang, 1897
    • C. Genealogical Charts
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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