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Author Lu, Rong, 1436-1494, author.

Uniform Title Shu yuan za ji. Selections. English
Title A Ming Confucian's world : selections from Miscellaneous records from the Bean Garden / Lu Rong (1436-1494) ; translated and introduced by Mark Halperin.

Publication Info. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2022]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 150 pages) : maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was the world's largest, most populous empire of its time, and the fifteenth century marked a time of social stability. On the eve of the sixteenth-century economic transformation and the age of exploration that was to propel China into the modern world, the scholar-official Lu Rong (1436-94) recorded his observations of contemporary society in Miscellaneous Records from the Bean Garden (Shuyuan zaji). Among the topics addressed by this volume in the "informal notes" (biji) genre are political scandals and intrigues, farming and manufacturing techniques, religious cults, elite manners, crime stories, bureaucratic procedures, family troubles, medical practices, and ethnicity. Within its genre, Bean Garden is unusual in its author's willingness to express admiration, frustration, and outrage toward his subjects. Mark Halperin has selected about a quarter of the pieces from the original work, arranging them in topical categories that provide a richly textured first-hand observation of late imperial China. This collection of snapshots of Ming life is designed for course use with undergraduates"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 25, 2022).
Subject China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Anecdotes.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Humor.
Chine -- Histoire -- 1368-1644 (Dynastie des Ming) -- Anecdotes.
Chine -- Histoire -- 1368-1644 (Dynastie des Ming) -- Humour.
HISTORY / Asia / China
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Chronological Term 1368-1644
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Added Author Halperin, Mark, 1958- translator.
Other Form: Print version: Lu, Rong, 1436-1494. Ming Confucian's world Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2022] 9780295749921 (DLC) 2021033662
ISBN 9780295749945 electronic book
0295749946 electronic book
9780295749921 hardcover
9780295749938 paperback
Standard No. AU@ 000069731054

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