HISTORY OF IMPERIAL CHINA
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History of Imperial China 5

The Troubled Empire

China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties

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PAPERBACK

$21.50 • £17.95 • €19.50

ISBN 9780674072534

Publication Date: 03/11/2013

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 7 maps, 3 tables

Belknap Press

History of Imperial China

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Brook has given a readers a fast-paced, intriguing account of the Yuan and Ming dynasties that will be read and enjoyed for many years to come.—David D. Buck, Canadian Journal of History

Brook’s ecological approach to China is both original and timely: for also China’s rulers of today are faced with widespread social tension deriving from environmental calamity and natural catastrophe.—Tjalling Halbertsma, Journal of Asian History

One of those rare works that appeal to both academic and general readers. Its readable prose and intriguing storytelling, coupled with the emphasis on total history, make it more accessible to students at different levels… The Troubled Empire is an outstanding macro study of the Yuan–Ming dynasties by a leading authority on Chinese history.—Wensheng Wang, Journal of World History

This series on China, brilliantly overseen by Timothy Brook, is a credit to Harvard University Press. Above all, it encourages us to think of China in different ways.—Jonathan Mirsky, Literary Review

A broad and well-written overview of Chinese history from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Brook uses stories and anecdotes to illuminate historical trends with grace and skill. For those interested in Chinese history, and for comparative historians, this is a very useful book.—Peter Ditmanson, University of Oxford

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