LN 10.30.07 - Intro to China Lecture Notes ANT 310L...

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Intro to China Lecture Notes ANT 310L 10-30-07 AUTHOR OF Story of the Stone : Cao Xue Qin (1715 - 1763) The emperors of the early-mid Qing Dynasty during his life in late Imperial China: Kangzi (1662 - 1722) Yongzheng (1723 - 1735) Qianlong (1736 - 1795) ** Both Kangzi and Qianlong were the two longest reigning emperors in China and all three ruled in quick succession one after the other He lived during the height of the Qin dynasty and eventually fell to hard times May have written book based on his life and the people he knew during it Starting at end of 18 th century, there’s a bit of a decline and finds the country being continually defeated economically and socially It’s still a period of growth It’s the last golden age before conflicts with Western powers arise Novels written during this time shaped China to a point o Most novels then were rarely finished and written by only a single author (i.e. Cao wrote most of the Story of the Stone and later,
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