Cultural History of Bashu (2 Vols)

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Table of Contents
Vol I
Chapter One Introduction
1.Interpretation of the Chinese Characters: “Ba” and “Shu”
2.About “Bashu Culture”
3.The Rise and Fall of Bashu Culture
4.The Basic Characteristics of Bashu Culture
Chapter Two Geography
1.Geographical Location and Cultural Development
2.Climate Conditions and Cultural Development
3.Terrain Characteristics and Cultural Development
4.Geographical Environment and Administrative Division
Chapter Three Ethnicity and Population
1.The Bashu Ancestors of Ba and Shu Ethnicity
2.The Formation of Han Ethnicity in the Basin
3.Increase and Decrease of Population and Rise and Fall of Culture in 2,000 Years
4.Major Ethnic Minorities around the Basin
Chapter Four Science and Technology
1.Water Conservancy
3.Drilling Technology and Well Salt Extraction
4.Natural Gas and Oil Extraction
5.Papermaking and Printing
Chapter 5 Academic Study
2.A Glimpse of Ancient Bashu Academics
3.Distinctive Academic Studies of the Han Dynasty
4.Academic Studies in Bashu in the Song Dynasty
5.The Decline and Revival of Academic Studies in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Vol II
Chapter Six Art and Literature
1.Unresolved Mysteries of Sanxingdui Site
2.Endless Folk Songs and Dances
3.Literature in the Han Dynasty Famous throughout the world
4.Unique Formative Art in the Han Dynasty
5.Poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties Preferring to Live in Shu
6.Western Shu Painting School
7.Time-honored and Multi-sourced Sichuan Opera
Chapter Seven Religion
1.The Primitive Religion of Ancient Bashu
2.The Birth and Spread of Taoism
3.Mount Qingcheng: Holy Land of Taoism
4.Buddhism from the South
5.The Hometown of the Great Buddha
6.Mount Emei: Buddhist Holy Land
7.300 Years for Christianity in Shu
Chapter Eight Folk Custom
1.Sichuan Cuisine Renowned at Home and Abroad
2.The Hometown of Tea
3.Spectacular Amusements
4.Paoge in the Urban and Rural Areas
Chapter Nine Exchanges
1.Difficult Roads to Shu Vs. Open Roads to Shu
2.Road to the South
3.Inclusiveness and Influences
4.Migrations from Huguang to Sichuan
Concluding Remarks: Some Questions that Remain to be Explored about Bashu Culture
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