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A Social History of Middle-Period China
The Song, Liao, Western Xia and Jin Dynasties

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  • Date Published: March 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107167865

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  • Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book discusses the social history of China in the period 960–1279, comparing the different ethnic cultures of Song 'China' and its neighbouring empires. This valuable reference work for our understanding of the Song, Liao, Western Xia and Jin Dynasties presents recent Chinese research in English translation for the first time, exploring topics including material culture, food, technology, ritual, religion, medicine, gender, family and language.

    • Covers a comprehensive range of topics in social history
    • Presents leading Chinese scholarship in English translation for the first time
    • Draws on a wide range of sources not often utilised by historians working outside of China
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    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107167865
    • length: 798 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.38kg
    • contains: 85 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Apparel and accessories
    2. Food, part 1: the food of Song
    3. Food, part 2: the food of Liao, Western Xia and Jin
    4. Housing and indoors appliances
    5. Transportation and communications
    6. Women: Han women living in the territory of Song
    7. Women: ethnic women living in the territories of Liao, Western Xia, Jin, Dali and ethnic settlements under the jurisdiction of Song
    8. Marriage, part 1: marriage of Han people under the jurisdiction of Song
    9. Marriage, part 2: marriage of ethnic people living in the territories of Liao, Western Xia, Jin, Dali and ethnic settlements under the jurisdiction of Song
    10. Childbirth and old-age care
    11. Funeral and burial practices, part 1: funeral and burial practices of Han people under the jurisdiction of Song
    12. Funeral and burial practices, part 2: those of Liao, Western Xia, Jin, Dali and ethnic settlements under the jurisdiction of Song
    13. Social activities and related etiquette
    14. Religious beliefs
    15. Worship of various natural gods
    16. Witchery and divination
    17. Entertainment and sports
    18. Medical and healthcare practices
    19. Appellations and seniority among siblings
    20. Taboos
    21. Personal symbols
    22. Chinese character tattoos, pattern tattoos and flower pinning
    23. Holidays and vacations
    24. Oral and written languages
    25. The family organization
    26. Festivals
    Postscript
    Index.

  • Authors

    Ruixi Zhu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Bangwei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Chongbang Cai, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Zengyu Wang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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