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Thirteen papers comprise this final volume of a three-part series titled Studies in Chinese Society. The papers are divided into three sections that examine Chinese cities in the context of history, spacial structure, and urban social structure. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http: //www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title ...more
Hardcover, 820 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Stanford University Press
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Whew, done! It is hard to overstate the impact of this 800 page brick of an edited volume on the field of Chinese history. In addition to the (EXTREMELY IN DEPTH) laying out of Skinner's theory on the physio-economic macroregions of China, there are quite a few very interesting essays, I particularly enjoyed the earlier chapters on the cosmology and morphology of Chinese capital cities, as well as Feuchtwang's chapter on the interaction of elite official religion and popular religion in Qing ...more
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