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Description - Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han China by Michael Loewe

Writing two thousand years ago, China's historians and men of letters have left us a wealth of information on the rise, decline and fall of their empires. But nowhere do we find a direct account of how an individual man or woman passed through the stages of life in Han China. In this volume, Michael Loewe, esteemed historian of the Han, draws on original writings, material finds and recent scholarly research to compose an account of the life of a fictional character, Bing Wu, from his meager childhood on a rural farm, his service as a county laborer and a conscript solder, his apprenticeship to a traveling merchant, his career in the civil service and his appointment as magistrate of a rural county.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781603846226
ISBN-10: 1603846220
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 219
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Loewe

Michael Loewe was University Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Cambridge, from 1963 to 1990. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall.

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