"Quotidian Concerns: Everyday Knowledge and the Rise of the Common Reader in China, 1860-1940"


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This project examines the processes of knowledge production and circulation that shaped modern China. The crucial eight decades it investigates encompassed China's protracted transition from Imperial to Republican rule, and from insular dynasty to global nation. They also witnessed an explosion of print arguably comparable in its social impact to the current Internet age. This project, an international collaborative effort that includes researchers in Europe, East Asia, and North America, is the first to devise methods for studying this burgeoning world of print that will allow us to penetrate the level of everyday knowledge, access the habits of mind that underpinned these historic and global shifts, and relate the lessons of China's early information age to today.

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2013

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