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The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 7. The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644

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Frederick 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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  • Date Published: February 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521243322

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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.

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

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    • Date Published: February 1988
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521243322
    • length: 1004 pages
    • dimensions: 238 x 167 x 62 mm
    • weight: 1.54kg
    • contains: 31 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editor'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 Frederick W. Mote
    1. The rise of the Ming dynasty, 1330–67 Frederick W. Mote
    2. Military origins of Ming China Edward L. Dreyer
    3. The Hung-wu reign, 1368–98 John D. Langlois, Jr.
    4. The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-hsi, and Hsüan-te reigns, 1399–1435 Hok-Lam Chan
    5. The Cheng-t'ung, Ching-t'ai, and T'ien-shun reigns, 1436–64 Denis Twitchett
    6. The Ch'eng-hua and Hung-chih reigns, 1465–1505 Frederick W. Mote
    7. The Cheng-te reign, 1506–21 James Geiss
    8. The Chia-ching reign, 1522–66 James Geiss
    9. The Lung-ch'ing and Wan-li reigns, 1567–1620 Ray Huang
    10. The T'ai-ch'ang, T'ien-ch'i, and Ch'ung-chen reigns, 1620–44 William Atwell
    11. The Southern Ming, 1644–62 Lynn A. Struve
    12. Historical writing during the Ming Wolfgang Franke
    Bibliographic notes
    Bibliography
    Glossary index.

  • Editors

    Frederick W. Mote

    Denis Twitchett

    Contributors

    Frederick 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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