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The Ming World

Edited by: Kenneth M. Swope

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138190986
eBook ISBN: 9780429318719
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The Ming World draws together scholars from all over the world to bring China?s Ming Dynasty (1368-1662) to life, exploring recent scholarly trends and academic debates that highlight the dynamism of the Ming and its key place in the early modern world.

The book is designed to replicate the structure of popular Ming-era unofficial histories that gathered information and gossip from a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Engaging with a broad array of primary and secondary sources, the authors build upon earlier scholarship while extending the field to embrace new theories, methodologies, and interpretive frameworks. It is divided into five thematically linked sections: Institutions, Ideas, Identities, Individuals, and Interactions.

Unique in its breadth and scope, The Ming World is essential reading for scholars and postgraduates of early modern China, the history of East Asia and anyone interested in gaining a broader picture of the colorful Ming world and its inhabitants.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Mapping the background Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Nanjing’s Longjiang Shipyard Treatise and our knowledge of Ming ships Download PDF
Chapter  3:  How Yongle learned to stop worrying and love the gun Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The paradoxical effect of autocracy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Deserts and islands Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cartography in the Ming Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gender and religion in the Ming Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Adopting The Orphan  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theater and society in the Ming world Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Han-ness of Ming China Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Hall of Supreme Harmony as a simulacrum of Ming Dynasty construction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Confucian ideal friend Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The lineage organization in Ming China Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Soaring dragon amid dynastic transition Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The legend of Tang Saier Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Wang Yangming in Chuzhou and Nanjing, 1513–1516 Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Zhang Dai’s (1597–1680) music life in late Ming China Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The making of an empress in life and death Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From peasant rebel to Ming loyalist Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Ming as a Eurasian power Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Contested histories of Ming agency in the Java Sea, Straits of Melaka, and Bay of Bengal region Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dai Viet in the Ming world Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Korean eunuchs as imperial envoys Download PDF
Chapter  24:  War, commerce, and tributary relations in the Sino-Korean borderland of the late sixteenth century  Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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