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Teahouse : small business, everyday culture, and public politics in chengdu, 1900-1950

Author: Di Wang
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book-length history of Chinese teahouses in either the English-speaking world or in China, examining economic, social, political, and cultural changes as funneled through the teahouses of Chengdu during the first half of the twentieth century. The images that are brought together in this work paint a complete picture of everyday culture in the most basic unit of public life. This examination of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Di Wang
ISBN: 0804791031 9780804791038
OCLC Number: 860755515
Description: xiii, 355 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents @toc4:List of Tables, Maps, and Figures xxx Acknowledgments xxx A Note on Currencies xxx Abbreviations xxx @toc2:Introduction: The City, Teahouses, and Everyday Culture 1 @toc1:Part One. The Teahouse @toc2:1. A Small Business 000 2. The Teahouse Guild 000 3. Labor and Workplace Culture 000 @toc1:Part Two. Teahouse Life 000 @toc2:4. Public Life 000 5. Entertainment 000 6. All Walks of Life 000 @toc1:Part Three. Teahouse Politics @toc2:7. Conflicts in Public 000 8. A Political Site 000 Conclusion: The Triumph of Small Business and Everyday Culture 000 @toc4:Appendix: Comparison of Tea and Rice Prices, 1909<- >1948 000 Character List 000 Notes 000 Works Cited 000 Index 000
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This study examines economic, social, political, and cultural changes as funneled through the teahouses of Chengdu during the first half of the twentieth century.  Read more...

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"Wang makes a significant contribution with his microstudy of an old and ubiquitous social, business, and cultural institution in Chengdu." -- <I>CHOICE Read more...

 
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