Exotic Commodities: Modern Objects and Everyday Life in China
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Exotic Commodities: Modern Objects and Everyday Life in China

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ISBN-13:
9780231141161
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.2007
Seiten:
382
Autor:
Frank Dikotter
Gewicht:
1465 g
Format:
255x199x33 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
AcknowledgmentsIllustrations and CreditsConventions 1. Introduction Part I. Dissemination: Networks and Materials 2. The Domestication of Foreign Goods3. The Dissemination of New Objects4. From Water to Wheel5. Changing Cityscapes6. Electricity, Telephone and Water Part II. Appropriation: People and Objects 7. Dwelling8. Clothing and Grooming9. Eating and Drinking10. Seeing and Listening Conclusion Notes BibliographyIndex
Exotic Commodities is the first book to chart the consumption and spread of foreign goods in China from the mid-nineteenth century to the advent of communism in 1949. Richly illustrated and revealing, this volume recounts how exotic commodities were acquired and adapted in a country commonly believed to have remained "hostile toward alien things" during the industrial era.