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The Resource Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010, Carol Benedict, (electronic resource)

Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010, Carol Benedict, (electronic resource)

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Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010
Title
Golden-silk smoke
Title remainder
a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010
Statement of responsibility
Carol Benedict
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the long-stemmed pipe to snuff, the water pipe, hand-rolled cigarettes, and finally, manufactured cigarettes, the history of tobacco in China is the fascinating story of a commodity that became a hallmark of modern mass consumerism. Carol Benedict follows the spread of Chinese tobacco use from the sixteenth century, when it was introduced to China from the New World, through the development of commercialized tobacco cultivation, and to the present day. Along the way, she analyzes the factors that have shaped China's highly gendered tobacco cultures, and shows how they have evolved within a broad, comparative world-historical framework. Drawing from a wealth of historical sources--gazetteers, literati jottings (biji), Chinese materia medica, Qing poetry, modern short stories, late Qing and early Republican newspapers, travel memoirs, social surveys, advertisements, and more--Golden-Silk Smoke not only uncovers the long and dynamic history of tobacco in China but also sheds new light on global histories of fashion and consumption"--
  • "Tobacco has been pervasive in China almost since its introduction from the Americas in the mid-sixteenth century. One-third of the world's smokers--over 350 million--now live in China, and they account for 25 percent of worldwide smoking-related deaths. This book examines the deep roots of China's contemporary "cigarette culture" and smoking epidemic and provides one of the first comprehensive histories of Chinese consumption in global and comparative perspective"--
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DLC
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1955-
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Benedict, Carol
Dewey number
394.1/40951
LC call number
GT3021.C6
LC item number
B46 2011
NLM call number
GT 3021.C6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tobacco Industry
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • China
Label
Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010, Carol Benedict, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Early modern globalization and the origins of tobacco in China, 1550-1650 -- The expansion of Chinese tobacco production, consumption, and trade, 1600-1750 -- Learning to smoke Chinese style, 1644-1750 -- Tobacco in Ming-Qing medical culture -- The fashionable consumption of tobacco, 1750-1900 -- The emergence of the Chinese cigarette industry, 1880-1937 -- Socially and spatially differentiated tobacco consumption during the Nanjing decade, 1927-1937 -- The urban cigarette and the pastoral pipe : literary representations of smoking in republican China -- New women, modern girls, and the decline of female smoking in China, 1900-1976 -- Epilogue : tobacco in the People's Republic of China, 1949-2010
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000469646
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520262775
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010051219
Other control number
3555746
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000469646
Label
Golden-silk smoke : a history of tobacco in China, 1550-2010, Carol Benedict, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Early modern globalization and the origins of tobacco in China, 1550-1650 -- The expansion of Chinese tobacco production, consumption, and trade, 1600-1750 -- Learning to smoke Chinese style, 1644-1750 -- Tobacco in Ming-Qing medical culture -- The fashionable consumption of tobacco, 1750-1900 -- The emergence of the Chinese cigarette industry, 1880-1937 -- Socially and spatially differentiated tobacco consumption during the Nanjing decade, 1927-1937 -- The urban cigarette and the pastoral pipe : literary representations of smoking in republican China -- New women, modern girls, and the decline of female smoking in China, 1900-1976 -- Epilogue : tobacco in the People's Republic of China, 1949-2010
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000469646
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520262775
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010051219
Other control number
3555746
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000469646

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