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Author: Michael Loewe
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years on a rural farm to his retirement from a respected position in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Loewe, Michael.
Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han China.
Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Loewe
ISBN: 9781603846639 1603846638
OCLC Number: 755414377
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Prefatory Note; Map; Introduction; Chapter One: On the farm; Chapter Two: Conscript laborer and soldier; Chapter Three: At the pass; Chapter Four: In a nobleman's mansion; Chapter Five: On the road; Chapter Six: A state occasion; Chapter Seven: In Chang'an and Luoyang; Chapter Eight: Pupil and junior clerk; [Image section]; Chapter Nine: Assistant to the Imperial Counselor; Chapter Ten: At work in the central government; Chapter Eleven: Appointed magistrate; Chapter Twelve: The governor and his residence. Chapter Thirteen: The magistrate at workChapter Fourteen: Country tasks; Chapter Fifteen: Enforcement of the laws; Chapter Sixteen: Final years; Appendix: A Brief History of the Han Empire; Notes for Furhter Reading.

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Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years on a rural farm to his retirement from a respected position in government service. Underlying the tale of Bing is a richly detailed portrait of life during the Han-the arduous tasks of the conscript laborer; military service on the defense lines of.

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