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978-0-7391-2769-8 • Hardback • December 2008 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
Clara Wing-chung Ho is a professor in the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 1. Chronologies of Ancient China: A Critique of the "Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology" Project
Chapter 3 2. The Politics of Imperial Collecting in the Northern Song Period
Chapter 4 3. Who is Responsible for the Limits of Jesuit Scientific and Technical Transmission from Europe to China in the Eighteenth Century?
Chapter 5 4. Marriages, Births, and Deaths in the Lower Yangzi Valley during the Later Eighteenth Century
Chapter 6 5. Why Women Were Not a Problem in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Thought
From bronze relics in early Zhou to imperial connoisseurship in high-Song to scientific exchange, demographic change, and gender consciousness in a waning Qing, the essays in Windows on the Chinese World are broadly cast, highly informative, and current. The senior scholars represented in the volume have inspired readers for generations, this time adding macro perspectives to their usual erudition.
— Richard L. Davis, Lingnan University