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    The Cambridge History of China: Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 Pt. 2 (Cambridge History of China) (Hardback) By (author) Denis Twitchett, By (author) Frederick W. Mote, Series edited by John King Fairbank


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    DescriptionVolumes seven and eight of The Cambridge History of China are devoted to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the only segment of later imperial history during which all of China proper was ruled by a native, or Han, dynasty. These volumes provide the largest and most detailed account of the Ming period in any language. Summarising all modern research, volume eight offers detailed studies of governmental structure, the fiscal and legal systems, international relations, social and economic history, transportation networks, and the history of ideas and religion, incorporating original research on subjects never before described in detail. Although it is written by specialists, this Cambridge History intends to explain and describe the Ming dynasty to general readers who do not have a specialised knowledge of Chinese history, as well as scholars and students. This volume can be utilised as a reference work, or read continuously.

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    The Cambridge History of China: Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 Pt. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Denis Twitchett, By (author) Frederick W. Mote, Series edited by John King Fairbank
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1231
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 74 mm
    Weight: 1,678 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521243339
    ISBN 10: 0521243335

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    Illustrations note
    20 b/w illus. 13 maps 22 tables
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    01 February 1998
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    'This masterful series on China's imperial history has been appearing steadily over the past two decades ... This second Ming volume collects essays dealing with the structure of government, fiscal and legal systems, foreign relations, economics, agriculture, communications, learning and religion ... Possibly the best overview of the period is given by Martin Heijdra in a survey of rural socioeconomic conditions that is finely nuanced by the employment of skilfully drawn statistics. Eminently readable, these pages cover many of the key developments in late imperial history.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction Frederick W. Mote and Denis Twitchett; 1. Ming government Charles O. Hucker; 2. Ming fiscal administration Ray Huang; 3. Ming law John D. Langlois, Jr; 4. The Ming and Inner Asia Morris Rossabi; 5. Sino-Korean tributary relations under the Ming Donald N. Clark; 6. Ming foreign relations: South-East Asia Wang Gung-wu; 7. Relations with maritime Europeans, 1514-1662 John E. Wills Jr; 8. Ming China and the emerging world economy William Atwell; 9. The socio-economic development of rural China under the Ming Martin Heijdra; 10. Communications and commerce Timothy Brook; 11. Confucian learning in late Ming thought Willard Peterson; 12. Learning from Heaven: the introduction of Christianity and of Western ideas into late Ming China Willard Peterson; 13. Official religion in the Ming Romeyn Taylor; 14. Ming Buddhism Yu Chun-fang; 15. Taoism in Ming culture Judith A. Berling.