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

User Review  - Alex Green - Goodreads

1587 is an interesting inside into the elite of Ming society but is not a light read (unless you already have a deep knowledge of Chinese History). For me it will be more likely a reference rather than a good story. Read full review

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

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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