Treatises of the Supervisor and Guardian of the Cinnamon Sea: The Natural World and Material Culture of Twelfth Century South China. This is the first complete translation of the treatises by Fan Chengda (1126-1193) a senior Chinese official and prolific writer on Guangxi, who here wrote what can be regarded as a gazateer, ethnography, a natural history or a wide-ranging miscellany on the area. Unique information and insights are offered on Chinese and non-Chinese peaole of the south-west during the Song Dynasty, their culture, occupations, activities, products and the wildlife of the area. With extensive explanatory notes, black-and-white drawings, photographs, glossary, bibliography and index. The original text in Chinese is also given.
Treatises of the Supervisor and Guardian of the Cinnamon Sea
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AuthorsFan Chengda; James M Hargett (trans.)
PublisherUniversity of Washington Press