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The confusions of pleasure commerce and culture in Ming China by Timothy Brook

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China

Subjects:

  • China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.,
  • China -- Commerce -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-311) and index.

StatementTimothy Brook.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS753 .B76 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 320 p. :
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL663315M
ISBN 100520210913
LC Control Number97008838

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