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A social history of the Chinese book : books and literati culture in late imperial China
AuthorMcDermott, Joseph Peter
Pub. LocationHong Kong 香港PublisherHong Kong University Press
Date2006Phys. Desc.xiv, 294 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm. + pdf
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberZ1003.5.C45 M334 2006
A social history of the Chinese book : books and literati culture in late imperial China / Joseph P. McDermott.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- 1. The Making of an Imprint in China, 1000 - 1800 -- 2. The Ascendance of the Imprint in China -- 3. Distribution of Books and Literati Culture -- 4. The Problem of Access in the World of Chinese Learning -- 5. Ameliorations and a Community of Learning -- 6. Literati Writings and the Case of Qian Jinren 錢進仁 -- Notes -- Bibliographical Notes on Studies Useful for the Writing of This Book -- Glossary -- Index.

"Joseph McDermott traces the history of the book in China from 1000 to 1800, illustrating the Chinese experience with books through comparisons to other civilizations, particularly those in Europe. He presents novel analyses of the changes in Chinese woodblock book-making over several centuries and a new view of the period in which the printed book replaced the manuscript. He also explores the distribution and marketing structure of books and the history of book collecting. This broad and comprehensive account of the development of printed Chinese culture from 1000 to 1800 is written for anyone interested in the history of the book. It also offers important new insights into book culture and its place in society for the student of Chinese history and culture"--OCLC #239488520

Local access dig.pdf. [McDermott-Social History Chinese Book.pdf]

Subject(s)Books--China--History
Books and reading--China--History
China--Intellectual life--960-1644
China--Intellectual life--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Libraries--China--History
Printing--China--History
SeriesUnderstanding China
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #8970
ISBN9622097820 ; 9789622097827OCLC64555894