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The Resource The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball

The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball

Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China
Title
The water kingdom
Title remainder
a secret history of China
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS727
LC item number
.B355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water and civilization
  • China
  • China
Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rain on the Summer Palace -- The great rivers -- Yangtze and Yellow: the axes of China's geography -- Out of the water -- The myths and origins of ancient China -- Finding the way -- Water as source and metaphor in Daoism and Confucianism -- Channels of power -- How China's waterways shaped its political landscape -- Voyages of the eunuch admiral -- How China explored the world -- Rise and fall of the hydraulic state -- Taming the waters by bureaucracy -- War on the waters -- Rivers and lakes as sites and instruments of conflict -- Mao's dams -- The technocratic vision of a new China -- The fluid art of expression -- How water infuses Chinese painting and literature -- Water and China's future -- Threats, promises and a new dialogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780226369204
Lccn
2016042794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn958351041
  • (OCoLC)958351041
  • 1975051
Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rain on the Summer Palace -- The great rivers -- Yangtze and Yellow: the axes of China's geography -- Out of the water -- The myths and origins of ancient China -- Finding the way -- Water as source and metaphor in Daoism and Confucianism -- Channels of power -- How China's waterways shaped its political landscape -- Voyages of the eunuch admiral -- How China explored the world -- Rise and fall of the hydraulic state -- Taming the waters by bureaucracy -- War on the waters -- Rivers and lakes as sites and instruments of conflict -- Mao's dams -- The technocratic vision of a new China -- The fluid art of expression -- How water infuses Chinese painting and literature -- Water and China's future -- Threats, promises and a new dialogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780226369204
Lccn
2016042794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn958351041
  • (OCoLC)958351041
  • 1975051

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