"A fascinating picture of a lively and brilliant society. . . . Every major aspect of life during this period is treated with meticulous exactitude. . . . an unrivalled glimpse of Chinese society as it was seven hundred years ago."Journal of Southeast Asian History "A pioneering high popularization of Sung social history. . . . An elegant work."The Journal of Asian StudiesGernet, Jacques is the author of 'Daily Life in China, on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276. ', published 1962 under ISBN 9780804707206 and ISBN 0804707200.