From Ming to Ch ing

The nine essays in this book will contribute significantly toward understanding the complexity of change and continuity over the span of time leading up to and resulting from the tumult of the mid-1600s.

Author: Jonathan D. Spence

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105000117296

Category: China

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The collapse of the Ming dynasty and the takeover of China by Manchu rulers in the 1640s was of crucial importance in the late history of China. But because traditional Chinese sources arbitrarily divide the century at the change of dynasty in 1644, it has been difficult to form a clear picture of the transition. The nine essays in this book will contribute significantly toward understanding the complexity of change and continuity over the span of time leading up to and resulting from the tumult of the mid-1600s.
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Voices from the Ming Qing Cataclysm

This fascinating book presents eyewitness accounts of a turbulent period in Chinese history: the fall of the Ming dynasty and the conquest of China by the Manchus in the mid-seventeenth century.

Author: Lynn A. Struve

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300075537

Category: History

Page: 303

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This fascinating book presents eyewitness accounts of a turbulent period in Chinese history: the fall of the Ming dynasty and the conquest of China by the Manchus in the mid-seventeenth century. Lynn A. Struve has translated, introduced, and annotated absorbing testimonies from a wide range of individuals in different social stations--Chinese and Europeans, missionaries and viceroys, artists and merchants, Ming loyalists and Qing collaborators, maidservants and eunuchs--all telling stories of hardship and challenge in the midst of cataclysmic change. "It is a book that brings history graphically to life."--Keith Pratt, Asian Affairs "A fascinating view of the dynamics of dynastic change in China."--Jonathan Porter, History "The book combines skillful translation of a rich variety of primary sources with authoritative commentary and meticulously researched annotation."--Helen Dunstan, Historian "One of the most engaging works of scholarship to appear in the field for a long time. . . . An extraordinarily good book destined to be read and enjoyed by a very wide audience beyond the professional one."--Craig Clunas, Bulletin of SOAS "Struve is] the most knowledgeable American scholar of the history of the 'Southern Ming.' . . . This fascinating volume . . . can be readily used in any college course on late imperial Chinese history for wonderful examples of the personal experiences of the Chinese people living through the fall of the Ming dynasty to their Manchu conquerors."--Benjamin A. Elman, China Review International "The scholarship behind this work is impeccable. . . . The translations are an important contribution to the field."--Jerry Dennerline, International History Review "Throughout the volume, Struve's translations capture the different voices of the cataclysm. Students of Chinese history will find a wealth of information here."--Choice
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Ming Qing Yanjiu

MING QING YANJIU Edited by Paolo Santangelo Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" Napoli, 2002 MING QING YANJIU Published by the Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici.

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ISBN: IND:30000100562705

Category: China

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Geographical Sources of Ming Qing History

An essential bibliographical tool for researchers of Chinese social, cultural, and religious history.

Author: Professor of History and Republic of China Chair Timothy Brook

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for chinese

ISBN: UCSD:31822003267614

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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An essential bibliographical tool for researchers of Chinese social, cultural, and religious history.
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The Inner Quarters and Beyond

Drawing on a library of newly digitized resources, this volume's eleven chapters describe, analyze, and theorize the enormous literary output of women writers of the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) that have only recently been ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004190269

Category: Literary Criticism

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Drawing on a library of newly digitized resources, this volume's eleven chapters describe, analyze, and theorize the enormous literary output of women writers of the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) that have only recently been rediscovered.
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The Confusions of Pleasure

The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644.

Author: Timothy Brook

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221543

Category: History

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The Confusions of Pleasure marks a significant departure from the conventional ways in which Chinese history has been written. Rather than recounting the Ming dynasty in a series of political events and philosophical achievements, it narrates this longue duree in terms of the habits and strains of everyday life.
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