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Family and Property in Sung China
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Providing the best surviving evidence of the everyday thinking of the Sung upper class, Yuan Ts'ai's twelfth-century manual is the advice of a typical educated man on the concerns of managing a family, from rearing children and arranging their marriages, to avoiding social conflict, training servants, and managing property and preserving it for the next generation.

Originally published in 1984.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Part I. Class, Culture, Family, and Property
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-29
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  1. 2. The Family in the Classical Tradition
  2. pp. 30-60
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  1. 3. Social Life and Ultimate Values
  2. pp. 61-80
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  1. 4. The Harmony of Co-Residents
  2. pp. 81-100
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  1. 5. The Transmission of Property
  2. pp. 101-120
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  1. 6. The Business of Managing a Family
  2. pp. 121-155
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  1. 7. Conclusions
  2. pp. 156-172
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  1. Part II. Precepts for Social Life
  2. pp. 173-173
  1. Abbreviations Used to Indicate Sources Quoting the Precepts
  2. pp. 174-174
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 175-176
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  1. Author's Preface
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. 1. Getting Along with Relatives
  2. pp. 181-230
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  1. 2. Improving Personal Conduct
  2. pp. 231-277
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  1. 3. Managing Family Affairs
  2. pp. 278-321
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  1. Appendix A. Editions of the Precepts for Social Life and Their Transmission
  2. pp. 322-330
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  1. Appendix Β. Discrepancies Between the 1179 and 1190 Editions
  2. pp. 331-336
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 337-340
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  1. Sources Cited
  2. pp. 341-358
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-368
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