Daily Life in China, on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276

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Stanford University Press, 1962 - History - 254 pages
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Describes the occupations, pleasures, clothes, food, art, and social and civic life of the people in the city of Hangchow.
  

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Review: Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

How do civilizations vet those who see certain careers as their only way out? A great book filled the tedium of bureaucracy and people's dreams. A nice commentary on Chinese test history. Read full review

Review: Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276

User Review  - Bahia - Goodreads

Written in French in 1959, this book uses historical records such as those of Marco Polo to paint a picture of what life was like in Hangchow, China, from 1250-1276. The book goes into great detail ... Read full review

Contents

THE CITY
22
SOCIETY
59
HI HOUSING CLOTHING COOKING
113
THE LIFE CYCLE
144
THE SEASONS AND THE UNIVERSE
179
LEISURE HOURS
219
FINAL PORTRAIT
244
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Jacques Gernet is the author of "China and the Christian Impact: A Conflict of Cultures" and "Daily Life in China: On the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276," He is the coauthor of "A History of Chinese Civilization,"

Franciscus Verellen is a member of the Ecole Franaise d'Extreme-Oreint.

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