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Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Fei-Hsien Wang

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691171821
eISBN:
9780691195414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reveals the unknown social and cultural history of copyright in China from the 1890s through the 1950s, a time of profound sociopolitical changes. It draws on a vast range of previously ... More


The Dublin Book Trade and the Home Market

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the organization of the Dublin book trade in Ireland. It also discovers how its members dealt together, what books were published by them, how these books were published, and ... More


Markets

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The rapid improvement in physical and symbolic communication led to an equally rapid increase in printed material available. As London combined size, literacy, and a relatively liberal regime, it was ... More


Introduction: Obscene with filth the Miscreant lies bewray'd

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the clash between Alexander Pope — the uncrowned laureate of his age, representative of high classical culture and urbane values — and Edmund Curll — a self-made bookseller ... More


Wallowing in a Swamp of Sin Parson Weems, Sex, and Murder in Early South Carolina

Catherine Clinton

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter highlights the career of a young man who seized the day and forged his own brand of evangelical fervor—the very Reverend Mason Locke Weems, affectionately known as Parson Weems. Mason ... More


Martha Gurney and the Anti-Slave Trade Movement, 1788–94

Timothy Whelan

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the work of Martha Gurney (1733–1816), a staunch Baptist and the leading woman bookseller and publisher in London in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, during the first ... More


‘Books Are a Commodity’: The Commercialization of Popular Fiction

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Record levels of production and the introduction of ‘commodity-style’ publishing techniques gave popular fiction an exposure to such a degree that it was woven into the cultural fabric of the nation. ... More


Booksellers and Markets

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the changes in the book trade during the second half of the 18th century. Literature, like other fashion and leisure wares, was taken up by entrepreneurs with a sharp eye to ... More


Promotion and Defence

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on production and sale of popular literature in the second half of the 18th century. Quality was not always a primary concern in the production of commercial literature. By ... More


Introduction

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to contribute to the new interdisciplinary field of book history, considering all aspects of print culture, ... More


Conclusion

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter briefly outlines conclusions about provincial consumption of fictions that can be drawn from the records. This project to historicize readers by studying 18th-century provincial ... More


The Revolt of the Retailers: Independent Bookseller Activism

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter explores the history of independent bookseller activism in the U.S. It explains that independent booksellers' activism took three related forms. These include the use of their trade ... More


‘The Pulse of the Public’: promotion and publication

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins by describing Jamieson’s abortive plan to collaborate with English lexicographer, Jonathan Boucher, and the subsequent race to publish his Dictionary before Boucher’s. It ... More


Obtaining French novels

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

French novels were associated throughout the nineteenth century with the infamous Holywell Street. However, they were far more widely obtainable, and readily consumed, than this suggests. Libraries ... More


The “Copyright” Regime of Chessboard Street

Fei-Hsien Wang

in Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691171821
eISBN:
9780691195414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171821.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces how the Chinese booksellers in the Chessboard Street neighborhood utilized the tradition of merchant guilds and the Qing government's reform initiative to create their quasi-legal ... More


Niche Marketing for Late Imperial Fiction

Robert E. Hegel

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter aims to demonstrate configurations of niche marketing for works of fiction, a generally less- well-studied category of books, during the late Ming and Qing periods in China. It describes ... More


Publishers, Booksellers, and the Literary Market

Michael Winship

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the era of publishing based on the reprinting and exchange of British works that developed during the first decades of the new nation. It looks at the American Company of ... More


Commercial Culture and Its Discontents

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This introductory chapter discusses the history of bookselling and the book trade in the U.S. It addresses the question of how book professionals position themselves in relation to some general ... More


From Dry Goods Merchant to Internet Mogul: Bookselling through American History

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the evolution of bookselling in the U.S. since the Civil War. It shows how the retail scene evolved from a highly decentralized group of small booksellers and marginal ... More


Providing for the Sovereign Consumer: Selecting and Recommending Books

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the role of booksellers in the U.S. in selecting and recommending books to consumers. It identifies some of the industry-related factors that help determine what book readers ... More


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