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Understanding Canton : rethinking popular culture in the republican period

Author: Virgil K Y Ho
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies on contemporary China
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
Publication:Understanding Canton.
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Aims to broaden our understanding of the culture and society of Canton, the largest metroplois in South China, in the period between the two World Wars. This title redresses serious misconceptions of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil K Y Ho
ISBN: 9780199282715 0199282714
OCLC Number: 699012677
In: Ho, Virgil K.Y
Description: VI, 510 Seiten ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. City Versus Countryside: The Growth of an Urban Identity and its Meanings in Canton ; 2. The Limits of Hatred: Popular Attitudes Towards the West in Republican Canton ; 3. The "Problems" of Opium Smoking in Canton ; 4. Gambling in Canton in the 1920s and the 1930s ; 5. The Worlds of Prostitution in the Early Republic ; 6. Cantonese Opera as a Mirror of Society ; Conclusions ; Glossary
Series Title: Studies on contemporary China
Responsibility: Virgil K.Y. Ho.

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This is a very rich picture of the making of modern Canton, in all its complexity. * American Historical Review *

 
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