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Author Culp, Robert Joseph, 1966- author.

Title The power of print in modern China : intellectuals and industrial publishing from the end of empire to Maoist state socialism / Robert Culp.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 371 pages)
Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Becoming editors: late Qing literatis scholarly lives and cultural production -- Universities or factories academics, petty intellectuals, and the industrialization of mental labor -- Transforming word and concept through textbooks and dictionaries -- Repackaging the past: reproducing classics through industrial publishing -- Introducing new worlds of knowledge: series publications and the transformation of China's knowledge culture -- Print industrialism and state socialism: public-private joint management and divisions of labor in the early PRC publishing industry -- Negotiated cultural production in the pedagogical state.
Summary Robert Culp explores the world of commercial publishing to offer a new perspective on modern China's cultural transformations. Culp examines China's largest and most influential publishing companies during the late Qing and Republican periods and into the early years of the People's Republic.
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Subject Shang wu yin shu guan -- History -- 20th century.
Zhonghua shu ju -- History -- 20th century.
Shi jie shu ju (Shanghai, China) -- History -- 20th century.
Shang wu yin shu guan.
Zhonghua shu ju.
Publishers and publishing -- China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Culp, Robert Joseph, 1966- Power of print in modern China. New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] 9780231184168 (DLC) 2018046101
ISBN 9780231545358 (electronic book)
0231545355 (electronic book)
9780231184168 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0231184166 (hardcover alkaline paper)