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A complete book concerning happiness and benevolence : a manual for local magistrates in seventeenth-century China

Huang, Liuhong ; Zhang, Chu

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ISBN 10: 0816508208 / ISBN 13: 9780816508204
Published by University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Ariz, 1984
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in creme-clored illus DJ; xvi, 656 p. : ill. ; 24 cm; bibliographical references and index. Translation of: Fu hui quan shu. "Huang Liu-hung was one of some 1,500 local magistrates in seventeenth-century China, and he wrote this book as a manual for other magistrates . In it readers will find insight into everyday life and legal processes during the early Ch'ing period, as well as into the mentality of the ruling elite and its attitude toward the common people . Also provides a basis for comparing China's present with its past, particularly in matters concerning the pursuit of ideological conformity and political control"--From publisher description. Contents: Translator's introduction -- Author's preface (Tzu-hsu) -- Explanation of contents (Fan-li) -- Topic 1. Selection and appointment (Shih-shih) -- Topic 2. Assuming office (Li-jen) -- Topic 3. Tax collection (Ch'ien-ku) -- Topic 4. Miscellaneous taxes (Tsa-k'o) -- Topic 5. Registration and assessment (Pien-shen) -- Topic 6. Cadastral survey (Ch'ing-chang) -- Topic 7. Administration of justice (Hsing-ming) -- Topic 8. The poa-chia system -- Topic 9. Rites and ceremonies (Tien-li) -- Topic 10. Education and economic welfare (Chiao-yang) -- Topic 11. Famine relief (Huang-cheng) -- Topic 12. Courier service (Yu-cheng) -- Topic 13. Miscellaneous administrative affairs (Shu-cheng) -- Topic 14. Promotion and transfer (Sheng-ch'ien). Local government -- China -- History -- 17th century -- Sources. Public administration -- China -- History -- 17th century -- Sources. Bestuurskunde. Lokaal bestuur. China -- Política y gobierno. || Huang Liu-Hung ; Djang Chu, translator and Editor = [Fu hui quan shu / Huang Liuhong ; Zhang Chu]. Very Fine in Fine DJ with very light wear (soiling and wee bit of fading to DJ spine). a lovely, practically As New copy. Scarce thus, First English language edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 13476

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Title: A complete book concerning happiness and ...

Publisher: University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Ariz

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Very Good, 656pp. D/j not price-clipped but with a few small tears at the top. Edges of block lightly marked. A good clean copy.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese

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