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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part 1 - Frederick W. Mote

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part 1

By: Frederick W. Mote (Editor), Denis Twitchett (Editor), John King Fairbank (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9780521243322
Number Of Pages: 1004

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This volume in the authoritative Cambridge History of China is devoted to the history of the Ming dynasty, with some account of the three decades before the dynasty's formal establishment, and of the Ming Courts, which survived in South China for a generation after 1644. Volume 7 deals primarily with political developments of the period, but it also incorporates background in social, economic, and cultural history where this is relevant to the course of events. The Ming period is the only segment of later imperial history during which all of China proper was ruled by a native, or Han dynasty. The success of the Chinese in regaining control over their own government is an important event in history, and the Ming dynasty thus has been regarded, both in Ming times and even more so in this century, as an era of Chinese resurgence. The volume provides the largest and most detailed account of the Ming period in any language. Summarizing all modern research in Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages, the authors have gone far beyond a summary of the state of the field, but have incorporated original research on subjects that have never before been described in detail. Volume 7 will be followed by a topical volume of Ming history (Volume 8) that will offer detailed studies of institutional changes, international relations, social and economic history, and the history of ideas and of religion.

"The editors and authors of this monumental work are to be congratulated for a heroic accomplishment." Edward L. Farmer, American Historical Review

General editorG++s preface
List of maps and table
Preface to volume 7
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Ming weights and measures
Genealogy of the Ming imperial family
Ming dynasty emperors
Introduction
The rise of the Ming dynasty, 1330G++1367
Military origins of Ming China
The Hung-wu reign, 1368G++1398
The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-hsi, and Hs++an-te reigns, 1399G++1435
The Cheng-tG++ung, Ching-tG++ai, and TG++ien-shun reigns, 1436G++1464
The ChG++eng-hua and Hung-chih reigns, 1465G++1505
The Cheng-te reign, 1506G++1521
The Chia-ching reign, 1522G++1566
The Lung-chG++ing and Wan-li reigns, 1567G++1620
The TG++ai-chG++ang, TG++ien-chG++i, and ChG++ung-chen reigns, 1620G++1644
The Southern Ming, 1644G++1662
Historical writing during the Ming
Bibliographic notes
Bibliography
Glossary index
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ISBN: 9780521243322
ISBN-10: 0521243327
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 7
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1004
Published: 15th May 2014
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.54

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