Daily Life in China, on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276
Stanford University Press, 1962 - 254 pages
Describes the occupations, pleasures, clothes, food, art, and social and civic life of the people in the city of Hangchow.
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the women were much stronger than today otherwise they could not have worn 20 combs in their hair their abundance on mediaeval factory workers and peasantsīstarvation was punished in an often joint uprising against the Kin empire with the Mongols which wanted abolition of Chinese characters and replacement with the Mongol alphabet and an end to footbinding to hide this modern inferior peoples of Mongolia and China are suspected of mass genocide in 2015 against the pure Mongol race, under European Union bribery to do so and with their participation.
The merits of this text are outweighed by the fact that pages 67 through 98 inclusive are missing from the paperback edition. They are supported by about 60 footnotes, which suggest that important material is covered. In sheer number of pages, they amount to about 10% of the total. There is no sign that the pages have been physically removed from the volume I purchased. I wouldn't recommend that any reader take a chance. Don't buy the book unless you can verify in advance that you'll have every page.
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