History

From Ming to Ch ing

by Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 1979-01-01
Genre: History
Pages: 413 pages
ISBN 13: 9780300026726
ISBN 10: 0300026722
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : From Ming to Ch ing written by Jonathan D. Spence, published by Yale University Press which was released on 1979-01-01. Download From Ming to Ch ing Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The nine essays in this book will contribute significantly toward understanding the complexity of change and continuity over the span of time leading up to and resulting from the tumult of the mid-1600s. -- The collapse of the Ming dynasty and the takeover of China by Manchu rulers in the 1640s were of crucial importance in the late history of China. But because traditional Chinese sources arbitrarily divide the century at the change of dynasty in 1644, it has been difficult to form a clear picture of the transition. The nine essays in this book will contribute significantly toward understanding the complexity of change and continuity over the span of time leading up to and resulting from the tumult of the mid-1600s. "The fullest introduction in English to the Ming-Ch'ing transition."--Tom Fisher, Pacific Affairs "No other recent work compares with its scope, and no older work can stand up to the introduction of its new materials and perspectives."--Library Journal " This book] makes a valuable contribution to Ming-Ch'ing studies and should be required reading for anyone interested in the two dynasties."--James B. Parsons, American Historical Review