Tsʻao Yin and the Kʻang-hsi Emperor: Bondservant and Master

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Yale University Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 329 pages
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Traditional Chinese edition of China scholar and Yale Professor Jonathan Spence's Ts'ao Yin and the K'ang-hsi Emperor: Bondservant and Master. Spence recounts the relationship between Cao Yin, the author of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber," and the imperial Qing court under Emperor Kangxi. It's a fascinating look at the social and political structure and events of the late 17 and early 18th century China. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
 

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Contents

Peking and Soochow Poetry and Society
42
Tsao Yin as Textile Commissioner
82
The Southern Tours
124
Lianghuai Salt Administration
166
Tsao Yin as the Emperors Secret Informant
213
The Fall of the House of Tsao
255
A Raw Silk Prices 171226
295
Authors Hypotheses on the Dream of the Red Chamber
301
Bibliography
308
IndexGlossary
319
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About the author (1988)

Jonathan D. Spence was born in England and received his B.A. from Cambridge University. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has been a professor of Chinese history there since that time. Spence has won a variety of major fellowships and has served as visiting professor at Belfast's Queens University, Princeton University, and Beijing University. He employs a distinctive writing and historical style, weaving together various kinds of materials to fashion new forms of historical narrative. The best examples of his unique style are The Death of Woman Wang (1979) and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. In his works, Spence provides a uniquely accessible vision of late imperial China. His writings have won numerous awards and prizes. The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1982) won two awards---the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters.

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