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Published: 22 December 2005

528 Pages | 16 pp halftone plates


ISBN: 9780199282715

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Understanding Canton

Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Virgil Ho

Studies on Contemporary China

  • Revises conventional wisdom on some aspects of popular culture in the city of Canton in the first three decades of the Republican Era
  • Broadens our knowledge of six specific aspects of urban life in South China in this period
  • Highlights the contrast between official rhetoric and reality