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Traditional Chinese Culture and Society Book Fund
The Traditional Chinese Culture and Society Book Fund supports the publication of books on Chinese history, literature, and art in the periods before 1800.
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Empirical Evidence in Mid-Imperial Chinese Medical Texts
Why and how did the strategy of documenting medical practices through personal experience rise to prominence in China? This question is at the heart of Good Formulas, the first book-length study of the use of...
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Porcelain for the Emperor
Manufacture and Technocracy in Qing China
The exquisite ceramic ware produced at the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory at Jingdezhen in southern China functioned as a kind of visual propaganda for the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) court. Porcelain for the Emperor charts the career...
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The Many Lives of the First Emperor of China
Ying Zheng, founder of the Qin empire, is recognized as a pivotal figure in world history, alongside other notable conquerors such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Julius Caesar. His accomplishments include conquest of...
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A Ming Confucian’s World
Selections from Miscellaneous Records from the Bean Garden
A forgotten century marks the years between the Ming dynasty's (1368–1644) turbulent founding and its sixteenth-century age of exploration and economic transformation. In this period of social stability, retired scholar-official Lu Rong chronicled his observations...
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Healing with Poisons
Potent Medicines in Medieval China
At first glance, medicine and poison might seem to be opposites. But in China’s formative era of pharmacy (200–800 CE), poisons were strategically deployed as healing agents to cure everything from chills to pains to...
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The Empress in the Pepper Chamber
Zhao Feiyan in History and Fiction
Zhao Feiyan (45–1 BCE), the second empress appointed by Emperor Cheng of the Han dynasty (207 BCE–220 CE), was born in slavery and trained in the performing arts, a background that made her appointment as...
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