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Idle Talk

Idle Talk

Gossip and Anecdote in Traditional China

Idle Talk( )
Editor: Chen, Jack W.
Schaberg, David
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Gossip and anecdote may be “idle talk,” but they also serve to knit together individuals in society and to provide the materials through which literary culture and historical memory are constructed. This groundbreaking book provides a cultural history of gossip and anecdote in traditional China, beginning with the Han dynasty and ending with the Qing. The ten essays, along with the introduction and postface, address the verification, transmission, and interpretation of...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Asian / Chinese
Social Science / Popular Culture
Humor / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.15 Pounds

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