Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Additional handling charge for heavy item. Used - Fine. Dark green cloth cover is in fine condition, corners sharp, no sign of wear. Binding is tight and square. Edges and text box clean and bright. B&W illustrations. 16 x 24 x 5 cm. Bibliography. Index. 816 pp. / Fine. Item #5874
The central character in Susan Naquin's extraordinary new book is the city of Peking during the Ming and Qing periods. Using the city's temples as her point of entry, Naquin carefully excavates Peking's varied public arenas, the city's transformation over five centuries, its human engagements, and its rich cultural imprint.