Qing Dynasty

The curious case of mr Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East

The curious case of mr Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East

’Alfred Raquez’ was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had access … Read more

Japanese war prints - Picture of Our Naval Forces in the Yellow Sea Firing at and Sinking Chinese Warships

53 amazing Japanese war prints of the Sino-Japanese war

The first Sino-Japanese War, commonly now in China as the War of Jiawu 甲午戰爭, began in 1894 and ended in 1895 and was fought between … Read more

Dali Three Pagodas

The History of Yunnan

Yunnan is the most world-famous cradle of life on the planet. Archaeologists have discovered on this land a large number of fossils and zeolites. Early … Read more

Carpentry and Building in Late Imperial China

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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Ruan Yuan, 1764-1849

This book explores the life and work of Ruan Yuan (1764–1849), a scholar-official of renown in mid-Qing China prior to the Opium War, before traditional institutions and values became altered by incursions from the West.

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old photos of China

75 Amazing restored old photos of China

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

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Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

During the eighteenth century, China’s new Manchu rulers consolidated their control of the largest empire China had ever known.

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Desire and Fictional Narrative in Late Imperial China

Desire and Fictional Narrative in Late Imperial China

In this study of desire in Late Imperial China, Martin W. Huang argues that the development of traditional Chinese fiction as a narrative genre was closely related to changes in conceptions of the fundamental nature of desire.

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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World

Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World

Traditionally, scholars of Chinese literature have viewed Wu Jingzi’s The Scholars (ca. 1750) as the first satiric novel of Chinese literature.

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The Scholars

The Scholars

A masterpiece from the Ming dynasty, Wu Ching-tzu’s The Scholars ranks with Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West, and the Water Margin as one of the greatest classic novels of China.

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