|China : a history of the laws, manners and customs of the people|
|Author||Gray, John Henry, 1828-1890|
|Pub. Location||Mineola, NY||Publisher||Dover Publications|
|Date||2002||Phys. Desc.||xv, 397, xii, 374 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Location||Admin. Office Gallery||Call Number||DS706.G69 2002|
|China : a history of the laws, manners and customs of the people / John Henry Gray.|
Unabridged republication, originally published: London : Macmillan, 1878.
Originally published in 2 v.; republished in 2002 in 1 v.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"....highly readable history dates from the late nineteenth century, starting with the earliest known legends of China as the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese contemporaries. Subjects include functions and powers of government; prisons and forms of punishment; religion, gods, and Confucian philosophy; marriage and divorce; servants and slaves; festivals, amusements, and sports; funerals; and benevolent institutions. Commercial activities--agricultural techniques, tea and silk production, and maritime pursuits--also receive detailed and informative treatments. The text is complemented by 140 evocative illustrations of scenes from daily life. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 edition."--Publ. note.