Review of Emperor and ancestor: state and lineage in South China by Faure, David
Gerritsen, Anne (2009) Review of Emperor and ancestor: state and lineage in South China by Faure, David. Histoire Sociale: Social History, Vol.42 (No.83). pp. 242-244. ISSN 0018-2257Full text not available from this repository.
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For some books, reading the review is enough; a brief synopsis and a sense of how the reviewed work fits into the wider scholarly literature are all one has time to absorb anyway. For other books, the review only needs to say one thing: read this book. David Faure's masterpiece falls into the latter category. A short review cannot do it justice; for a full review, I refer the reader to John Lagerwey's review essay ("State and Local Society in Late Imperial China" in T'oung Pao, vol. 93, 2007, pp. 459–479). Here I only briefly discuss what the book sets out to do and how that contributes to the wider field.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Kinship -- China -- Pearl River Delta -- History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Histoire Sociale: Social History|
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Journals Division|
|Book Title:||Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China|
|Official Date:||May 2009|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 242-244|
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