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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 94

Savage Exchange

Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674417199

Publication Date: 10/06/2014


384 pages

6 x 9 inches

14 photos, 2 illus., 1 map, 1 table

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conventions
  • Introduction: Savage Exchange
  • Genres
    • 1. Abstraction: Qingzhong Economics, Literary Fiction, and Masters Dialogue
    • 2. Quantification: Poetic Expenditure in the Epideictic Fu
    • 3. Competition: Historiography, Ethnography, and Narrative Regulation
  • Practices
    • 4. Alienation: Kinship in the World Economy
    • 5. Commensuration: Counter-Practices of Money
  • Coda: Counterhistory, Connected Histories, and Comparative Literature
  • Appendix: Numismatic Research on the Han Dynasty Lead Ingots with Blundered Greek (or Foreign) Inscription
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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