Ts'ao Yin and the K'ang-hsi Emperor: Bondservant and Master, Second edition / Edition 2by Jonathan D. Spence
Pub. Date: 09/10/1988
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this highly praised book, Jonathan D. Spence recounts the story of Ts'ao Yin, hereditary bond-servant to the Manchu emperors. Ts'ao Yin, whose great-grandfather was captured and enslaved by the Manchus and whose descendant wrote Dream of the Red Chamber, China's most famous novel, becomes the focal point of a fascinating study that shed important light on the social and political life of the early Manchu period.
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