A Chinese Pioneer Family
The Lins of Wu-feng, Taiwan, 1729-1895
Johanna Margarete Menzel Meskill
In an absorbing account of a frontier family's rise to local eminence, from its pioneer days in eighteenth-century Taiwan through its attainment of gentry status there a century later, Johanna Meskill presents not just a family history but a social history of late imperial China as well.
Originally published in 1979.
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