Mongol Invasion: Daily Life and Culture of the Song Dynasty

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Essay #: 057550
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The beginning:
Mongol Invasion: Daily Life and Culture of the Song Dynasty
Jacques
Gernet
wrote Daily Life in China On The Eve Of The Mongol Invasion 1250-1276 in 1962 giving insight into the daily life and culture of the Song Dynasty. In this assignment a historical critique will not only provide insight into the Mongol Invasions it will give insight into the daily culture of the Song Dynasty (
Gernet
).
It is through
Gernet’s
eyes that a fascinating picture of Chinese society and all the major cultural aspects of daily life are depicted with precise detail. The cultural importance of the Song Dynasty is seen through the portrayal of strength in the people who through deconstruction of the Mongol Invasion comes off as a stubborn defiant and loyal...
The end:
.....f
Gernet’s
book Daily Life in China On The Eve Of The Mongol Invasion 1250-1276 cover broader aspects of Song culture like rituals for death, birth and marriage as well as festivals, religion and religious observances. The beginning chapters are the foundation of understanding Chinese culture though.
Gernet’s
book is a resource for learning about city life, social class systems, housing issues, cooking and personal grooming requirements. The last gift of
Gernet’s
book is that there is no presumption that any reader will have a background reference of Chinese history.
Gernet
tells a good story (59-113).
Work Cited
Gernet
, Jacques. Daily Life in China On The Eve Of The Mongol
Invasion 1250-1276. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1962.