the qing dynasty and traditional chinese culture

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The Qing Dynasty And Traditional Chinese Culture

Author : Richard J. Smith
ISBN : 9781442221949
Genre : History
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The Qing dynasty (1636–1912)—a crucial bridge between “traditional” and “modern” China—was remarkable for its expansiveness and cultural sophistication. This engaging and insightful history of Qing political, social, and cultural life traces the complex interaction between the Inner Asian traditions of the Manchus, who conquered China in 1644, and indigenous Chinese cultural traditions. Noted historian Richard J. Smith argues that the pragmatic Qing emperors presented a “Chinese” face to their subjects who lived south of the Great Wall and other ethnic faces (particularly Manchu, Mongolian, Central Asian, and Tibetan) to subjects in other parts of their vast multicultural empire. They were attracted by many aspects of Chinese culture, but far from being completely “sinicized” as many scholars argue, they were also proud of their own cultural traditions and interested in other cultures as well. Setting Qing dynasty culture in historical and global perspective, Smith shows how the Chinese of the era viewed the world; how their outlook was expressed in their institutions, material culture, and customs; and how China’s preoccupation with order, unity, and harmony contributed to the civilization’s remarkable cohesiveness and continuity. Nuanced and wide-ranging, his authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.

China S Cultural Heritage

Author : Richard Joseph Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015031800314
Genre : History
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In this extensively revised and expanded edition, Richard Smith draws upon the enormous amount of new scholarship that has appeared in the last decade on one of the most dynamic and sophisticated of China’s dynasties. Employing the pinyin system of transliteration for this edition, the author has enriched the historical dimension and deepened his analysis of both philosophical diversity and popular culture. He gives special attention to gender issues, and provides fresh perspectives on all aspects of China’s enduring cultural tradition, from daily life, mythology, religion, and philosophy, to divination, food, music, festivals, child-rearing, and sexual practices.

Chinese Dress

Author : Valery Garrett
ISBN : 0804836639
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include: Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911 Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911 Attire of Mandarins and Merchants Attire of Chinese Women Republican Dress 1912-1949 Clothing of the Lower Classes Clothing for Children Dress in New China 1950-2006 From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.

Love And Emotions In Traditional Chinese Literature

Author : Halvor Eifring
ISBN : 9004137106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume provides a first step towards a conceptual history of a key term in traditional Chinese culture, "qing," often translated as 'emotion'. The essays cover the classical period and Chan Buddhist sources, in addition to Ming-Qing fiction and drama.

A Concise History Of Chinese Literature

Author : Yuming Luo
ISBN : 9789004203662
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A history of Chinese literature from its early beginnings through the end of the Qing dynasty, this recent work from Professor Luo Yuming of China s Fudan University seeks to provide, by adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, a coherent, panoramic description of the development of Chinese literature and its major characteristics. As one of the very few English translations of such works by Chinese authors it seeks to inform the Western audience of the recent viewpoints and scholarship on the topic from a leading Chinese scholar. It may also provide some grounds of comparison and contrast with equivalent works in the West.

The Rhetoric Of Hiddenness In Traditional Chinese Culture

Author : Paula M. Varsano
ISBN : 1438463030
Genre : Art
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Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.

Traditional Chinese Clothing

Author : Shaorong Yang
ISBN : 1592650198
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Full color look at the history of traditional and ceremonial clothing in China.

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