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Luxurious NetworksSalt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Yulian Wu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804798112
eISBN:
9781503600799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798112.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the transformation of Huizhou salt merchants’ social and political status in eighteenth-century China. These merchants left their homes in the remote countryside of Huizhou, ... More

A Taste for HomeThe Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A Taste for Home is a cultural history of the middle-class home in late Ottoman Beirut that is at once global and local. Focusing on the period from the second half of the nineteenth century until ... More

A World Trimmed with FurWild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Jonathan Schlesinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on three years of archival research, A World Trimmed with Fur uses Chinese, Manchu, Mongolian records to rethink China’s environmental history in the years 1760-1830, when a rush for natural ... More

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