ISBN-10:
0300028849
ISBN-13:
9780300028843
Pub. Date:
09/10/1982
Publisher:
Yale University Press
1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline / Edition 1

1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline / Edition 1

by Ray HuangRay Huang
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Overview


Winner of the American Book Award for History 
 
"If you buy only one work on pre-modern Chinese history this year, make it this one."—W. S. Atwell, History

In 1587, the Year of the Pig, nothing very special happened in China. Yet in the seemingly unspectacular events of this ordinary year, Ray Huang finds exemplified the roots of China's perennial inability to adapt to change.

Through fascinating accounts of the lives of seven prominent officials, he fashions a remarkably vivid portrayal of the court and the ruling class of late imperial China. In revealing the subtle but inexorable forces that brought about the paralysis and final collapse of the Ming dynasty, Huang offers the reader perspective into the problems China has faced through the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300028843
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/10/1982
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,085,655
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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