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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$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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  • List of Maps* and Figures**
  • Introduction
  • 1. Dragon Spotting
  • 2. Scale
  • 3. The Nine Sloughs
  • 4. Khan and Emperor
  • 5. Economy and Ecology
  • 6. Families
  • 7. Beliefs
  • 8. The Business of Things
  • 9. The South China Sea
  • 10. Collapse
  • Conclusion
  • [Appendices]
    • Temperature and Precipitation Extremes
    • The Nine Sloughs
    • Succession of Emperors
    • Pronunciation Guide
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Maps:
    • 1. Landscape of Contemporary China
    • 2. Provinces of Contemporary China
    • 3. Ming Dynasty Courier Routes and Travel Distances
    • 4. The Lower Yangzi Region (Jiangnan)
    • 5. Provinces and Cities of the Yuan Dynasty
    • 6. Provinces and Provincial Capitals of the Ming Dynasty
    • 7. Maritime Trade Routes
  • ** Figures:
    • 1. Dragon Emerging by Wang Zhao
    • 2. Portrait of the Hongzhi Emperor
    • 3. Returning Home through the Snow by Dai Jin
    • 4. Heavy Snow in the Mountain Passes by Wen Zhengming
    • 5. Guanyin Protecting Children from Pestilence
    • 6. Khubilai on a Hunt by Liu Guandao
    • 7. Portrait of Zhu Yuanzhang
    • 8. Distillery Workers Grinding Grain to Make Liquor
    • 9. Magistrate Distributing Grain from a State Granary
    • 10. Two Women Husking Millet Using a Stone Roller
    • 11. Portrait of Shang Lu
    • 12. Portrait of a Ming Gentleman
    • 13. Buddhist Monk in the Guise of a Lohan
    • 14. General Map of the Terrestrial World
    • 15. Porcelain Jar
    • 16. Enjoying Antiquities by Du Jin
    • 17. The Selden Map
    • 18. Lohan by Wu Bin

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