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The Death of Woman Wang (Paperback)

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Spence shows himself at once historian, detective, and artist. . . . He makes history howl.” (The New Republic)

Award-winning author Jonathan D. Spence paints a vivid picture of an obscure place and time: provinc...

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Spence shows himself at once historian, detective, and artist. . . . He makes history howl.” (The New Republic)

Award-winning author Jonathan D. Spence paints a vivid picture of an obscure place and time: provincial China in the seventeenth century. Life in the northeastern county of T’an-ch’eng emerges here as an endless cycle of floods, plagues, crop failures, banditry, and heavy taxation. Against this turbulent background a tenacious tax collector, an irascible farmer, and an unhappy wife act out a poignant drama at whose climax the wife, having run away from her husband, returns to him, only to die at his hands. Magnificently evoking the China of long ago, The Death of Woman Wang also deepens our understanding of the China we know today.

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Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include The Gate of Heavenly Peace,Treason by the Book, and The Death of Woman Wang. His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.
ISBN 9780140051216
Author Spence, Jonathan D.
Genre HISTORY / Asia / China
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1979-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Copyright Year 1978
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.3 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade

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