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Family and Property in Sung China:
Yuan Ts'ai's Precepts for Social Life
Translated by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Paperback | 2014 | $53.00 | £44.95 | ISBN: 9780691612393
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380 pp. | 6 x 9
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Providing the best surviving evidence of the everyday thinking of the Sung upper class, Yuan Ts'ai's twelfth-century manual is the advice of a typical educated man on the concerns of managing a family, from rearing children and arranging their marriages, to avoiding social conflict, training servants, and managing property and preserving it for the next generation.

Originally published in 1984.

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Table of Contents:

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. v
  • PREFACE, pg. vii
  • PART ONE. Class, Culture, Family, and Property, pg. 1
  • PART TWO. Precepts for Social Life, pg. 173
  • APPENDIX A. Editions of the Precepts for Social Life and Their Transmission, pg. 322
  • APPENDIX Β. Discrepancies Between the 1179 and 1190 Editions, pg. 331
  • GLOSSARY, pg. 337
  • SOURCES CITED, pg. 341
  • INDEX, pg. 359

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