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Author Dardess, John W., 1937-

Title Ming China, 1368-1644 : a concise history of a resilient empire / John W. Dardess
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 155 pages) : maps
Series Critical issues in history. World and international history
Critical issues in world and international history.
Contents Frontiers -- Emperors -- Governance -- Literati -- Outlaws
Summary This engaging, deeply informed book provides the first concise history of one of ChinaOs most important eras. Leading scholar John Dardess offers a thematically organized political, social, and economic exploration of China from 1368 to 1644. He examines how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years, illuminating Ming foreign relations and border control, the lives and careers of its sixteen emperors, its system of governance and the kinds of people who served it, its great class of literati, and finally the mass outlawry that, in unhappy conjunction with the Manchu invasions from outs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emperors -- Asia -- History.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.
China -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442204923 (electronic bk.)
9781442204928 (electronic bk.)