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City of Virtues : Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions (Reprint) (Paperback) (Chuck Wooldridge)

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Throughout Nanjing?s history, writers have claimed that its spectacular landscape of mountains and rivers imbued the city with ?royal qi,? making it a place of great political significance. City of Virtues examines the ways a series of visionaries, drawing on past glories of the city, projected their ideologies onto Nanjing as they constructed buildings, performed rituals, and reworked the literary heritage of the city. More than an urban history of Nanjing from the late 18th century until 1911 ? encompassing the Opium War, the Taiping occupation of the city, the rebuilding of the city by Zeng Guofan, and attempts to establish it as the capital of the Republic of China ? this study shows how utopian visions of the cosmos shaped Nanjing?s path through the turbulent 19th century.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: History
Series Title: China Program Books
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Chuck Wooldridge
Language: English
Street Date: February 14, 2017
TCIN: 52499181
UPC: 9780295741741
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-2619
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