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Understanding Canton : rethinking popular culture in the Republican period
AuthorHo, Virgil K. Y. [Ho Kit-yiu 何傑堯]
Pub. LocationOxford, EnglandPublisherOxford University Press
Date2005Phys. Desc.vi, 510 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationDirector's OfficeCall NumberHN740.G823 H6 2005
Understanding Canton : rethinking popular culture in the republican period / Virgil K.Y. Ho.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- City versus countryside : the growth of an urban identity and its meanings in Canton -- The limits of hatred : popular attitudes towards the West in Republican Canton -- The 'problem' of opium smoking in Canton -- Gambling in Canton : myth and reality of a calamity -- The worlds of prostitution in the early republic -- Cantonese opera as a mirror of society -- Conclusion.

Subject(s)Guangzhou 廣州--Social conditions
Popular culture--China--Guangzhou--History--20th century
Guangdong Sheng 廣東省--Social life and customs
SeriesStudies on contemporary China (Oxford, England)
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #11775
ISBN0199282714 ; 9780199282715LCCN2006276210OCLC58050326