A Social History of the Chinese Book, 1st Edition

  • Joseph P. McDermott
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  • ISBN-10: 9882203671
  • ISBN-13: 9789882203679
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 278 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
List of Illustrations.
List of Abbreviations.
Acknowledgements.
Dedication.
Introduction.
1: The Making of an Imprint in China, 1000–1800.
2: Milne’s Account.
3: Changes in the Production of Woodblock Imprints.
4: The Worlds of Woodblock Carvers.
5: Appendix 1.1.
6: Appendix 1.2.
7: The Ascendance of the Imprint in China.
8: Size of Libraries.
9: Imprint Share.
10: Availability of Books.
11: Publications.
12: Commercial Considerations.
13: Appendix 2.1.
14: Appendix 2.2.
15: Appendix 2.3.
16: Distribution of Books and Literati Culture.
17: Gifts.
18: Purchase.
19: Literati.
20: Limitations.
21: The Problem of Access in the World of Chinese Learning.
22: A Community of Learning?.
23: Government Book Collections.
24: Private Book Collections.
25: Ameliorations and a Community of Learning.
26: Solutions.
27: Sharing.
28: Sharing Pacts.
29: Other Knowledge Bases.
30: Longer-Term Solutions.
31: Literati Writings and the Case of Qian Jinren.
32: Perceptions of the Uses of Literacy and Books.
33: Qian Jinren and His Benefactors.
Notes.
Bibliographical Notes on Studies Useful for the Writing of This Book.
Index.