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Contents List of Illustrations and Tables 000 Acknowledgments 000 Abbreviations 000 Part I: Introduction 1. On the History of the Book in China 000 Cynthia J. Brokaw 2. The Ascendance of the Imprint in China 000 Joseph McDermott Part II: Commercial Publishing and the Expanding Market for Books 3. Of Three Mountains Street: The Commercial Publishers of Ming Nanjing 000 Lucille Chia 4. Constructing New Reading Publics in Late Ming China 000 Anne E. McLaren 5. Reading the Best-Sellers of the Nineteenth Century: Commercial Publications from Sibao 000 Cynthia J. Brokaw Part III: Publishing for Specialized Audiences 6. Niche Marketing for Late Imperial Chinese Fiction 000 Robert E. Hegel 7. Printing as Performance: Literati Playwright-Publishers of the Late Ming 000 Katherine Carlitz 8. Qing Publishing in Non-Han Languages 000 Evelyn S. Rawski 9. "Preserving the Bonds of Kin": Genealogy Masters and Genealogy Production in the Jiangsu-Zhejiang Area in the Qing and Republican Periods 000 Xu Xiaoman Part IV: The Book as a Visual Medium 10. Visual Hermeneutics and the Act of Turning the Leaf: A Genealogy of Liu Yuan's Lingyan ge 000 Anne Burkus-Chasson 11. Didactic Illustrations in Printed Books: Choice and Consequence 000 Julia K. Murray Glossary 000 Works Cited 000 Contributors 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Publishers and publishing China History, Books China History, China History Ming dynasty, 1368-1644, China History Qing dynasty, 1644-1912