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Ten thousand things : nurturing life in contemporary Beijing

Author: Judith Farquhar; Qicheng Zhang
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the good life, practice the embodied arts of everyday well-being, and in doing so draw on cultural resources ranging from ancient metaphysics to modern media.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Farquhar; Qicheng Zhang
ISBN: 9781935408185 1935408186
OCLC Number: 754105587
Description: 347 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Life well nurtured --
City life --
How to live --
Daily life --
The meaning of life --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Judith Farquhar and Qicheng Zhang.

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Examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the good life, practice the embodied arts of everyday well-being, and in doing so draw on cultural resources ranging from ancient metaphysics to modern media.

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"Farquhar and Zhang weave a rich tapestry of deep and engaging reflections on aspects of life in the city: post-Maoist revisions of health and housing policy, the changing nature of public spaces, Read more...

 
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