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Cambridge History of China Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty Part 1, 1368-1644 (Frederick W Mote Denis Twitchett (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1988) 9780521243322
Cambridge History of China Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty Part 1, 1368-1644 (Frederick W Mote Denis Twitchett (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1988) 9780521243322
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Title: The Cambridge History of China Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty Part 1, 1368-1644

Author: Mote, Frederick W Denis Twitchett (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1988

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521243322

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1008

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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.ContentsGeneral editor's prefaceList of maps and tablesPreface to volume 7AcknowledgmentsList of abbreviationsMing weights and measuresGenealogy of the Ming imperial familyMing dynasty emperorsIntroduction Frederick W. Mote1. The rise of the Ming dynasty, 1330-1367 Frederick W. Mote2. Military origins of Ming China Edward L. Dreyer3. The Hung-wu reign, 1368-1398 John D. Langlois, Jr.4. The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-hsi, and Hsan-te reigns, 1399-1435 Hok-Lam Chan5. The Cheng-t'ung, Ching-t'ai, and T'ien-shun reigns, 1436-1464 Denis Twitchett6. The Ch'eng-hua and Hung-chih reigns, 1465-1505 Frederick W. Mote7. The Cheng-te reign, 1506-1521 James Geiss8. The Chia-ching reign, 1522-1566 James Geiss9. The Lung-ch'ing and Wan-li reigns, 1567-1620 Ray Huang10. The T'ai-ch'ang, T'ien-ch'i, and Ch'ung-chen reigns, 1620-1644 William Atwell11. The Southern Ming, 1644-1662 Lynn A. Struve12. Historical writing during the Ming Wolfgang Franke; Bibliographic notesBibliographyGlossary indexReview"The editors and authors of this monumental work are to be congratulated for a heroic accomplishment." Edward L. Farmer, American Historical ReviewContributorsFrederick W. Mote, Edward L. Dreyer, John D. Langlois, Jr., Hok-Lam Chan, Denis Twitchett, James Geiss, Ray Huang, William Atwell, Lynn A. Struve, Wolfgang Franke
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