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The history of the book in East Asia

Author: Cynthia J Brokaw; Peter Kornicki
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, cop. 2013.
Series: The history of the book in the East
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Publication:History of the book in the East

The history of the book in East Asia is closely linked to problems of language and script, problems which have also had a profound impact on the technology of printing and on the social and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia J Brokaw; Peter Kornicki
ISBN: 9781409437819 1409437817
OCLC Number: 835848787
Description: XXXV, 604 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Part I China: The making of an imprint in China, 1000-1800, Joseph McDermott; Tu and Shu: illustrated manuscripts in the great age of song printing, Maggie Bickford; Byways in the Imperial Chinese information order: the dissemination and commercial publication of state documents, Hilde de Weerdt; Mashaben: commercial publishing in Jianyang from the Song to the Ming, Lucille Chia; Ming audiences and vernacular hermeneutics: the uses of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Anne E. McLaren; Writing for success: printing, examinations, and intellectual change in late Ming China, Kai-wing Chow; The Huanduzhai of Hangzhou and Suzhou: a study in 17th-century publishing, Ellen Widmer; Visual hermeneutics and the act of turning the leaf: a genealogy of Liu Yuan's Lingyan ge, Anne Burkus-Chasson; Commercial publishing in late Imperial China: the Zou and Ma family businesses of Sibao, Fujian, Cynthia J. Brokaw. Part II Korea: Propagating female virtues in Choson Korea, Martina Deuchler; Literary production, circulating libraries, and private publishing: the popular reception of vernacular fiction texts in the late Choson dynasty, Michael Kim. Part III Japan: Centres of printing in medieval Japan: late Heian to early Edo period, K.B. Gardner; Provincial publishing in the Tokugawa period, P.F. Kornicki; Manuscript, not print: scribal culture in the Edo Period, P.F. Kornicki; The transfer of learning: the import of Chinese and Dutch books in Tokugawa Japan, W.J. Boot; The Daiso lending library of Nagoya, 1767-1899, Andrew Markus; Books and book illustrations in early modern Japan, Ekkehard May; The history of the book in Edo and Paris, Henry D. Smith II; Entrepreneurship and culture: the Hakubunkan publishing empire in Meiji Japan, Giles Richter; Name index.
Series Title: The history of the book in the East
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Brokaw, Peter Kornicki.


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