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Beijing time

Author: Michael Robert Dutton; Hsiu-ju Stacy Lo; Dong Dong Wu
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Allowing us to peer into the lives of Beijingers, this book shows the rules and rituals that govern their reality, and the mythologies that furnish their dreams. Deeply immersed in the culture, everyday and otherworldly, this anthropological tour allows us to see how the people of Beijing live and work.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dutton, Michael Robert.
Beijing time.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609100958
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Robert Dutton; Hsiu-ju Stacy Lo; Dong Dong Wu
ISBN: 9780674027893 0674027892
OCLC Number: 173136229
Description: 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The square --
The map --
The community --
Eternal return --
Authenticity --
Art market, market art.
Responsibility: Michael Dutton, Hsiu-ju Stacy Lo, Dong Dong Wu.
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Among the soaring skyscrapers, choking exhaust fumes, nonstop traffic jams, and towering monuments, one discovers old Beijing - newly styled, perhaps, but no less present and powerful than in its  Read more...

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