Publisher description for Hankow : conflict and community in a Chinese city, 1796-1895 / William T. Rowe.


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Counter This is the second volume of a two-volume social history of Hankow. The first volume, Hankow: Commerce and Society in a Chinese City, 1796-1889, emphasizes the dynamism of late imperial commerce, relations to the hinterland, and corporate institutions. Here, the focus is on the people of Hankow, in all their ethnic diversity, occupational variety, constant mobility, and social bonds.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hankou (Wuhan, China) Social conditions, Community organization China Hankou (Wuhan) Social conflict China Hankou (Wuhan) History 19th century, Working class China Hankou (Wuhan) History 19th century