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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By: Timothy Brook

Price: $56.95

Publisher: University of California Press: May 1998

Seller ID: 16843

ISBN: 0520210913

Condition: New


The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade routes to the Far East. In this book, Timothy Brook eloquently narrates the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of the Ming (1368-1644), when China was transformed from a closely administered agrarian realm into a place of commercial profits and intense competition for status."The Confusions of Pleasure" marks a significant dep... View more info