Popular culture in late imperial China

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. First paperback printing. Paperback. Yellow octavo, xvii, 449 pages, 1 b&w map ; 23 cm. Small tear to rear cover and spine foot edge, sunned spine, very gently rubbed corners, light soiling to covers, else Very good. Item #88297
ISBN: 0520061721

Out of print. || Popular culture -- China -- History. || Contents: Economic and social foundations of late imperial culture / E. Rawski -- Communication, class, and consciousness in late imperial China / D. Johnson -- Specialists and written materials in the village world / J. Hayes -- Distinguishing levels of audiences for Ming-Ch'ing vernacular literature / R. Hegel -- The social and historical contest of Ming-Ch'ing local drama / T. Issei -- Regional operas and their audiences: evidence from Hong Kong / B. Ward -- Religion and popular culture: the management of moral capital in "the romance of three teachings" / J. Berling -- Values in Chinese sectarian literature: Ming and Ch'ing Pao-chiian / D. Overmyer -- The transmission of white lotus sectarianism in late imperial China / S. Naquin -- Standardizing the gods: the promotion of T'ien Hou ("empress of heaven") along the south China coast, 960-1960 / J. Watson -- Language and ideology in the written popularizations of the "Sacred Edict" / V. Mair -- The beginnings of mass culture: journalism and fiction in the late Ch'ing and beyond / L. Ou-fan Lee and A. Nathan. || Series: Studies on China, 4.

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