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Books, reading, and knowledge in Ming China

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The art of reading and its application to knowledge acquisition and innovation by elites have been largely neglected by historians of print culture and reading in late imperial China (1368-1911). Unlike most studies, which are concerned more with the implied reader and individual reading experience, the present study assumes that the actual reader and the social, cultural and epistemic dimensions of reading practices are the central issues of a history of reading in China. That is, while t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty - Chinese Studies
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:5800e2b8-024b-415f-ae6a-3793efd3b955
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ora:6306

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