Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China Craig Clunas

ISBN: 9780252019302

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Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China  by  Craig Clunas

Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China by Craig Clunas
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This outstanding and original book, presented here with a new preface, examines the history of material culture in early modern China. Craig Clunas analyzes superfluous things--the paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, carved jade, and otherMoreThis outstanding and original book, presented here with a new preface, examines the history of material culture in early modern China. Craig Clunas analyzes superfluous things--the paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, carved jade, and other objects owned by the elites of Ming China--and describes contemporary attitudes to them.

He informs his discussions with reference to both socio-cultural theory and current debates on eighteenth-century England concerning luxury, conspicuous consumption, and the growth of the consumer society.



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