The Death Of Woman Wang

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SKU: DADAX014005121X
ISBN : 9780140051216
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The Death of Woman Wang

“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.

Specifications of The Death of Woman Wang

GENERAL
AuthorJonathan D. Spence
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionEdition Unstated
ISBN-10014005121X
ISBN-139780140051216
PublisherPenguin Books
Number Of Pages192
Publication Date1998-09-03
DIMENSIONS
Height7.72 inch.
Length5.16 inch.
Width0.46 inch.
Weight0.3 pounds.

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