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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

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"This is joyful and comprehensive scholarship, full of motion and detail. Timothy Brook encases the fascinating and changeable world of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in a clear conceptual and chronological framework which any non-specialist can follow. Here are a wealth of Ming people and their problems, along with the very stuff of their world: bricks and bridges; markets, monasteries, and mail; famines and fashion; printing, passion, and portents. This is the first book we have in English that shows the whole shape of Ming ...

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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
1999, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520221543

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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
1998, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520210912

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