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Carpentry and Building in Late Imperial China
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Carpentry and Building in Late Imperial China

This volume deals with the world of carpenters and joiners in late Imperial China, discussing both the technical and the religious and ritual aspects of building.

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Material Culture in Europe and China
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Material Culture in Europe and China, 1400–1800

This book reinterprets the rise of consumerism in terms of interaction between Europe and China 1400-1800.

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The Great Ming Code

Imperial China’s dynastic legal codes provide a wealth of information for historians, social scientists, and scholars of comparative law and of literary, cultural, and legal history.

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Mogao Caves
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History and Images of the Mogao Caves Sanctuary in China

The Thousand Buddha Grottoes (千佛洞) form a system of 492 temples 25 km southeast of Dunhuang.


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old photos of China
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75 Amazing restored old photos of China

One hundred years of Chinese history condensed in 75 amazing pictures recently restored.

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Ancient Chinese Art
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Ancient Chinese Art

Explore Chinese art across the ages. Learn the six rules of Chinese painting and how many soldiers ore in a terracotta army. This book is packed full of priceless works of art from this great civilization.

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The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China
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The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China

Approaching writing as a form of cultural practice and understanding text as an historical object, this book not only recovers elements of the ritual practice of Middle-Period weddings, but also reassesses the relationship between texts and the Middle-Period past.

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Text and Ritual in Early China
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Text and Ritual in Early China

In Text and Ritual in Early China, leading scholars of ancient Chinese history, literature, religion, and archaeology consider the presence and use of texts in religious and political ritual.

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Book of Documents (Shujing)
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Book of Documents (Shujing)

The Book of Documents (Shujing) or Classic of History, also known as the Shangshu, is one of the Five Classics of ancient Chinese literature.

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The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Mao's Global Order of Tripolarity
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The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Mao’s Global Order of Tripolarity

This book examines the impact of classical Chinese literature on Mao Zedong’s political rhetoric and his vision of a tripolar geopolitical landscape at the peak of the Cold War.

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