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The Death of Woman Wang

Author: Spencer, Jonathan D.

Publisher: Penguin Books

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The Death of Woman Wang : Award-winning author Jonathan D. Spence paints a vivid picture of an obscure place and time: provincial China in the seventeenth century. Life in the northeastern county of T'an-ch'eng emerges here as an endless cycle of floods, plagues, crop failures, banditry, and heavy taxation. Against this turbulent background a tenacious tax collector, an irascible farmer, and an unhappy wife act out a poignant drama at whose climax the wife, having run away from her husband, returns to him, only to die at his hands. Magnificently evoking the China of long ago, The Death of Woman Wang also deepens our understanding of the China we know today.

Category   Subject
History & Geography   Asia
Social Science   Sociology

ISBN 13:9780140051216
ISBN 10:014005121X
Size:7.74" l x 5.04" w x 0.54" h
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