1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline

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Yale University Press, 1981 - History - 278 pages
21 Reviews
Creates a portrait of the world and culture of late imperial China by examining the lives of seven prominent officials and members of the Ming ruling class
  

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Review: 1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline

User Review  - Ethan Wong - Goodreads

This book gives me a first in-depth knowledge of ancient chinese royal society, especially the weaknesses which lead to the end of Ming Dynasty. I will certainly read more about chinese history after this. This is highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Wenli Liu - Goodreads

Fascinatingly comprehensive of the year from different point of views, philosophy, military etc.. Read full review

Contents

The Wanli Emperor
1
Shen Shihhsing First GrandSecretary
42
A World without Chang Chucherg
75
The Living Ancestor
104
Hai Jui the Eccentric Model Official
130
Chi Chikuang the Lonely General
156
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Huang served in the Chinese Nationalist Army as a junior officer for ten years. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

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