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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

Timothy Brook - Business & Economics - 1999 - 320 pages
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 ...
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Imperial China 900-1800

Frederick W. Mote - History - 2003 - 1106 pages
This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the ...
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THE TROUBLED EMPIRE

Timothy Brook - History - 2010 - 329 pages
Explores the history of China between the Mongol reunification of China in 1279 under the Yuan dynasty and the Manchu invasion four centuries later, explaining how climate ...
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Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900

David Andrew Graff - History - 2002 - 288 pages
Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the ...
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The cricket's cage: a Chinese folktale

Stefan Czernecki, Cimon Ching - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1997 - 32 pages
Retells a Chinese folktale in which a clever and kindly cricket is responsible for designing the tower buildings for Beijing's "Forbidden City."
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The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800

Brett L. Walker - History - 2001 - 332 pages
Looks at the history of the Ainu, the native people living in the northernmost island of Japan.
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The Legitimation of New Orders: Case Studies in World History

History - 2007 - 243 pages
The contributors to this collection offer seven case studies that treat different aspects of political and ritual legitimation in China and Europe over the past two millennia ...
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The Ming Maritime Trade Policy in Transition, 1368 to 1567

李康英 - History - 2010 - 211 pages
The Ming maritime policy in transition, 1368-1567" is an unprecedented structural approach to one of the most puzzling phenomena in Chinese early modern history: the maritime ...
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