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The Great Wall : a cultural history, Carlos Rojas

Label
The Great Wall : a cultural history
Title
The Great Wall
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Rojas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. Rojas presents a sweeping survey of the historical and political significance of one of the world{u2019}s most recognizable monuments. Although the splendor of the Great Wall has become virtually synonymous with its vast size, the structure's conceptual coherence is actually grounded on the tenuous and ephemeral stories we tell about it. These stories give life to the Wall and help secure its hold on our collective imagination, while at the same time permitting it to constantly reinvent itself in accordance with the needs of each new era. Through an examination of allusions to the Wall in an eclectic array of texts{u2014}ranging from official dynastic histories, elite poetry, and popular folktales, to contemporary tourist testimonials, children's songs, and avant-garde performance art{u2014}this study maps out a provocative new framework for understanding the structure's function and significance. This volume approaches the Wall through the stories we tell and contends that it is precisely in this cultural history that we may find the Wall{u2019}s true meaning, together with the secret of its greatness
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Rojas, Carlos
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS793.G67
LC item number
R65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Wall of China (China)
  • China
Label
The Great Wall : a cultural history, Carlos Rojas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-200) and index
Control code
sky231409383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 213 p.
Isbn
9780674047877
Lccn
2010024946
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Great Wall : a cultural history, Carlos Rojas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-200) and index
Control code
sky231409383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 213 p.
Isbn
9780674047877
Lccn
2010024946
Other physical details
ill., maps

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