Book Title : Publishing Culture and Power in Early Modern China

publishing culture and power in early modern china

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 9780804733687
Book Author : Kai-wing Chow
Book Publisher : Stanford University Press
Total Pages : 397

Book Summary :

This path-breaking book argues that printing—both with woodblocks and with movable type—exerted a profound influence on Chinese society in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Book Title : Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

printing and book culture in late imperial china

Release Date : 2005-03-07
ISBN Code : 9780520231269
Book Author : Cynthia J. Brokaw
Book Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 539

Book Summary :

"A very useful book on a topic of growing importance and interest. Brokaw's introduction is one of the most valuable and best-written prefaces to an edited volume that I have encountered in some time."—Kent Guy, author of The Emperor's Four Treasures

Book Title : Beyond Sinology

beyond sinology

Release Date : 2014-01-21
ISBN Code : 9780231536301
Book Author : Andrea Bachner
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, both within China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from alternative theoretical perspectives, this volume pinpoints the phenomena binding languages, scripts, and medial expressions to cultural and national identity. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a new critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing.

Book Title : Protest with Chinese Characteristics

protest with chinese characteristics

Release Date : 2011-04-19
ISBN Code : 9780231525459
Book Author : Ho-fung Hung
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.

Book Title : The Measure of Civilization

the measure of civilization

Release Date : 2013-01-27
ISBN Code : 9781400844760
Book Author : Ian Morris
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate the world and fresh perspectives for thinking about the twenty-first century. Adapting the United Nations' approach for measuring human development, Morris's index breaks social development into four traits--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology, and war-making capacity--and he uses archaeological, historical, and current government data to quantify patterns. Morris reveals that for 90 percent of the time since the last ice age, the world's most advanced region has been at the western end of Eurasia, but contrary to what many historians once believed, there were roughly 1,200 years--from about 550 to 1750 CE--when an East Asian region was more advanced. Only in the late eighteenth century CE, when northwest Europeans tapped into the energy trapped in fossil fuels, did the West leap ahead. Resolving some of the biggest debates in global history, The Measure of Civilization puts forth innovative tools for determining past, present, and future economic and social trends.

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Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : WISC:89072292253
Book Author : 中央硏究院. 近代史硏究所
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Release Date : 2017-12-28
ISBN Code : 9785040892730
Book Author : Лю Цысинь
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

В те времена, когда Китай переживал последствия жестокой «культурной революции», в ходе секретного военного проекта в космос были посланы сигналы, чтобы установить контакт с инопланетным разумом. Один из сигналов подхватила цивилизация, находящаяся на краю гибели, и теперь пришельцы готовятся вторгнуться на Землю. Узнав об этом, люди разделились на тех, кто готов отдать наш порочный мир под управление высшего разума, и тех, кто до последнего будет бороться против этого вторжения.Блестящий научно-фантастический роман «Задача трех тел» самого популярного китайского писателя Лю Цысиня обрел широкое мировое признание и стал первой переводной книгой, номинированной на самые престижные литературные премии в области фантастики: «Хьюго», «Небьюлу», «Локус», «Прометей» и другие.

Book Title : Agent of change

agent of change

Release Date : 2007-07
ISBN Code : 1558495924
Book Author : Sabrina Alcorn Baron
Book Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Pr
Total Pages : 442

Book Summary :

Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent of change in the world of scholarship. Its path-breaking agenda has played a central role in shaping the study of print culture and "book history"--fields of inquiry that rank among the most exciting and vital areas of scholarly endeavor in recent years. Joining together leading voices in the field of print scholarship, this collection of twenty essays affirms the catalytic properties of Eisenstein's study as a stimulus to further inquiry across geographic, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries. From early modern marginalia to the use of architectural title pages in Renaissance books, from the press in Spanish colonial America to print in the Islamic world, from the role of the printed word in nation-building to changing histories of reading in the electronic age, this book addresses the legacy of Eisenstein's work in print culture studies today as it suggests future directions for the field. In addition to a conversation with Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, the book includes contributions by Peng Hwa Ang, Margaret Aston, Tony Ballantyne, Vivek Bhandari, Ann Blair, Barbara A. Brannon, Roger Chartier, Kai-wing Chow, James A. Dewar, Robert A. Gross, David Scott Kastan, Harold Love, Paula McDowell, Jane McRae, Jean-Dominique Mellot, Antonio Rodriguez-Buckingham, Geoffrey Roper, William H. Sherman, Peter Stallybrass, Arthur Williamson, and Calhoun Winton.

Book Title : Comparative Early Modernities

comparative early modernities

Release Date : 2012-09-14
ISBN Code : UCSD:31822039583273
Book Author : David Porter
Book Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Total Pages : 278

Book Summary :

Featuring the cutting-edge interventions of nine leading scholars in Asia and Europe, this interdisciplinary volume showcases new comparative perspectives in the fields of literary, social, artistic, and economic history and re-examines the theoretical and methodological premises of comparative historical studies.

Book Title : East Asia

east asia

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : UOM:39015061456680
Book Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Book Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages : 652

Book Summary :

Designed for the East Asian history course, these texts feature the latest scholarship on the region and offer a range of cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Coverage is balanced among East Asian regions, with approximately 20 percent of the complete volume focused on Korea, an area that has become increasingly important in East Asian courses and in world politics. Special attention is devoted to coverage of gender and material culture—themes that are reinforced through the text's pedagogical features. Color inserts illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia and bolster the coverage of material culture. Patricia Buckley Ebrey brings her expertise to the China volume, while Anne Walthall lends her scholarship to the Japan volume. James Palais contributes to the Korea portion of the text. Connections sections appear throughout the text and provide an international context for the history of East Asia. Some of the topics covered include Buddhism, the Mongols, Imperialism, and World War II. Biographical sketches highlight the lives of major figures in East Asian history.

Book Title : The Interweaving of Rituals

the interweaving of rituals

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : UCSD:31822034625228
Book Author : N Standaert
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 328

Book Summary :

The death of Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci in China in 1610 was the occasion for demonstrations of Western rituals appropriate for a Catholic priest and also of Chinese rituals appropriate to the country hosting the Jesuit community. This book explores the role of ritual--specifically rites related to death and funerals--in cross-cultural exchange, demonstrating a gradual interweaving of Chinese and European ritual practices at all levels of interaction in China. Nicholas Standaert is professor of Sinology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Book Title : The Poet historian Qian Qianyi

the poet historian qian qianyi

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 0415494605
Book Author : Zhixiong Yan
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 222

Book Summary :

This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qianâe(tm)s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly understood. Qian was reputed for his own aesthetic that changed the character of late Ming and early Qing poetry. His name, however, was branded with infamy for his disloyalty to the Ming dynasty when it dissolved. Consequently, his works were censored by the Qing court and have been forgotten by most critics until recently. Lawrence C.H Yim focuses on Qianâe(tm)s poetic theory and practice, providing a critical study of Qianâe(tm)s theory of poetic-history (shishi) and a group of poems from the Toubi ji. He also examines the role played by history in early Qing verse, rethinking the nature of loyalism and historical memory in seventeenth-century China. Poetry of the Ming-Qing transition is distinguished by its manifest historical consciousness and the effort and give meaning to current historical events, an effort characterized by the pathos of introspection and mourning for the past..This pathos translates into what can be called a poetics of Ming loyalism, exemplified and championed by, intriguingly, the later works of Qian Qianyi himself.

Book Title : Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China

religious publishing and print culture in modern china

Release Date : 2015-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781614512981
Book Author : Philip Clart
Book Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 355

Book Summary :

Research into the print culture of late-Qing and Republican China has revealed a vibrant world of print media. Recent studies have also shown that far from being marginalized, religion in modern China enjoyed widespread popularity and in many cases expanded its field of activity. This book explores how religious ideas and practices in modern China were transformed as a result of their engagement with modern print culture.

Book Title : Perceiving Power in Early Modern Europe

perceiving power in early modern europe

Release Date : 2016-10-05
ISBN Code : 9781137583819
Book Author : Francis K.H. So
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 237

Book Summary :

This collection conceptualizes the question of rulership in past centuries, incorporating such diverse disciplines as archaeology, art history, history, literature and psychoanalysis to illustrate how kings and queens ruled in Europe from the antiquity to early modern times. It discusses forms of kingship such as client-kingship, monarchy, queen consort and regnant queenship that manifest gubernatorial power in concert with paternal succession and the divine right of the king. While the king assumes a religious dimension in his obligatory functions, justice and peace are vital elements to maintain his sovereignty. In sum, the active side of governmental power is to keep peace and order leading to prosperity for the subjects; the passive side of power is to protect the subjects from external attack and free them from fear. These concepts of power find concurrence in modern times as well as in non-European cultures. Through a truly cross-cultural, transnational, multidimensional, gender-conscious and interdisciplinary study, this collection offers a cutting edge account of how power has been exercised and demonstrated in various cultures of some bygone eras.