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

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Yale University Press, Jul 1, 1982 - History - 278 pages
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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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This is a tour de force of concentrated historical writing, and among the most original in any field of history that I can think of. Equivalents of the same vintage (1980s) and comparable method ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lenny Husen - Goodreads

This book was strongly recommended to me by Hsien-Wen Hsu, a Pulmonologist/Intensivist, whose passion is Chinese History. It is a challenge for me to read history. This is a book only for those that ... 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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