The Death of Woman Wang - Jonathan D. SpenceViking Press, 1978, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dustwrapper with a small fold at the head of the lower panel.
From the cover: “The small towns and villages of rural China were the home of more than 100 million people by the seventeenth century. They lived through natural disasters, internal rebellions, and foreign conquest. But their story has remained untold — partly because of a paucity of sources and partly because historians have chosen to write about the more obviously dramatic lives of rulers, Confucian intellectuals, or rebels. In this new book the author focuses on one small county called Tan-ch’eng and sets out to explore it. His material comes from three seventeenth-century Chinese sources: the local history of Tan-ch’eng county itself, the personal memoir of one of T’an-ch’eng’s magistrates, and the essays, short stories, and plays of one of China’s greatest writers, the Shantung-born P’u Sung-ling.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 169
Cover Art By: Neil Stuart
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