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By Patricia Buckley Ebrey

The normal for supplementary texts in chinese language background classes. Now newly multiplied with extra fabric. provides own files, social documents, legislation and records that historians usually forget about. much more worthwhile than its now vintage predecessor.

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How to plant, weed, care for tools, budget time, and so on 44. A Mongol Governor. The biography of a Mongol who spent decades putting down rebellions and securing Mongol rule 45. A Schedule for Learning. Neo-Confucian rules and advice for teachers and students 46. A Scholar-Painter’s Diary. Two weeks of social and intellectual activity V. THE MING DYNASTY 47. Proclamations of the Hongwu Emperor. A despot’s complaints about how difficult it was to get his subjects to act properly 48. The Dragon Boat Race.

Two weeks of social and intellectual activity V. THE MING DYNASTY 47. Proclamations of the Hongwu Emperor. A despot’s complaints about how difficult it was to get his subjects to act properly 48. The Dragon Boat Race. A description of the festival as performed in one place in Hunan 49. Village Ordinances. Sample ordinances a village could adopt 50. Commercial Activities. Sample contracts, an essay on merchants, and a biography of an admired one 51. What the Weaver Said. An artisan’s view of his work 52.

My original goal fifteen years ago was to get into print lots of new translations of the sorts of documents that had been neglected in other sourcebooks: popular stories, descriptions of local customs, texts like tenancy contracts, essays that would reveal how relatively ordinary people thought, and so on. There were already many good translations of philosophical and religious texts, of standard historical accounts of great events, and of China’s relations with foreign peoples, so I did not give these topics as much space as texts about daily life or the mental world of ordinary people.

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