Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.
221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Reaktion Books Ltd ... in 1997"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-214) and index.
The sixteenth century in China was a period of rapid and unprecedented economic expansion. The period also saw a parallel expansion in the sphere of cultural production, as a growing class of consumers of luxury goods benefited from the formation of one of the classic early modern consumer societie. (source: Nielsen Book Data)