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Cambridge History of China #2: The Cambridge History of China: Volume 8, the Ming Dynasty, Part 2, 1368-1644by Denis Twitchett
Synopses & Reviews
Volumes Seven and Eight of The Cambridge History of China are devoted to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), providing the largest and most detailed account in any language. Summarizing 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. Although written by specialists, these volumes intend to explain and describe the Ming period to general readers without a specialized knowledge of Chinese history, as well as scholars and students.
Volume eight of The Cambridge History of China offers detailed studies of Ming governmental structures, fiscal and legal systems, international relations, social and economic history, transportation networks, and the history of ideas and religion.
A companion to volume seven of The Cambridge History of China, this volume offers detailed, topical studies of Ming institutions and society.
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 YüChün-fang; 15. Taoism in Ming culture Judith A. Berling.
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