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The Dianshizhai Pictorial: Shanghai Urban Life: 1884-1898 (Paperback)

Xiaoqing Ye

Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2003
ISBN 10: 0892641622 / ISBN 13: 9780892641628
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Titre : The Dianshizhai Pictorial: Shanghai Urban ...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. While twentieth-century Shanghai has received extensive scholarly treatment, the nineteenth century has remained understudied, even though it encompasses the first half-century of Shanghai s growth as a treaty port and the early years of Chinese-foreign contact. Published in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the Dianshizhai Pictorial provides a record of the new urban popular culture that emerged in Shanghai s foreign settlements during this period.Ye Xiaoqing has based this study on the Dianshizhai s detailed illustrations of everyday life at home, in commercial establishments, and in Shanghai s public areas. Her introduction to the more than one hundred drawings presented here points to the social background, lifestyle, and intellectual outlook of the Dianshizhai s literati writers and artists, the weakness of gentry control in the foreign settlements, and the commercialization and modern material culture that made Shanghai distinctive. The drawings and commentaries of the Dianshizhai contrast the settlements with traditional culture and urban life in the adjacent Chinese city and vividly convey items of interest--from the quotidian to the bizarre--highlighting local fascination with and anxiety at the rapid changes in Shanghai s increasingly cosmopolitan society.Ye Xiaoqing is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Macquarie University in Sydney. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780892641628

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Synopsis : A fascinating record of the new urban popular culture that emerged in Shanghai's foreign settlements at the end of the nineteenth century

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