Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 4 China, Volume: 36
The 1,165 entries of Handbooks and Anthologies for Ocials in Imperial China by Pierre-Étienne Will and collaborators provide a descriptive list of extant manuscript and printed works—mainly from the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties—created with the aim to instruct ocials and other administrators of imperial China about the technical and ethical aspects of government, and to provide tools and guides to help with the relevant procedures. Both generalist and specialized texts are considered. Among the latter, such disciplines as the administration of justice, famine relief, and the military receive particular attention. Each entry includes the publishing history of the work considered (including modern editions), an analysis of contents, and a biographical sketch of the author.
All interested in the history of the imperial (especially Ming-Qing) Chinese state and bureaucracy, students of Chinese book history. As a reference work it is particularly interesting for East Asian librarians.
L’Autore: Pierre-Étienne Will
Pierre-Étienne Will è stato titolare della cattedra di Storia Moderna della Cina presso il Collège de France dal 1992 al 2014, dove attualmente dirige l’Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises, ed è Directeur d’études presso l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales dal 1988.
E’ specializzato in storia sociale economica e politica della Cina tardo imperiale e inizi della repubblica, ed è coeditore della rivista T’oung Pao.
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