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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

 
 
 
 
The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China
Author: Timothy Brook
ISBN 13: 9780520221543
ISBN 10: 520221540
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 345
List Price: $29.95
 
 

"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 life in all its ebullient complexity."—Jonathan Spence