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City of Virtues: Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions

Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions

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.

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Chuck Wooldridge is assistant professor of history at Lehman College, City University of New York, and codirector of the Modern China Seminar, Columbia University.

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Seitenzahl 256
Altersempfehlung ab 22
Erscheinungsdatum 07.05.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-295-99469-7
Reihe China Program Books (Hardcover
Verlag Univ Of Washington Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 236/159/25 mm
Gewicht 492
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