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State versus Gentry in Late Ming Dynasty China, 1572–1644

Authors: Miller, H.

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This book looks at the bitter factionalism in the last days of China's Ming Dynasty as an ideological struggle between scholar-officials who believed that sovereignty resided in the imperial state and those who believed that it resided with the learned gentry.

About the authors

HARRY MILLER is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Alabama, USA.

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"Harry Miller provides an essential and authoritative account of the last quarter of the Ming Dynasty, blending political, social, and intellectual history. Writing with clarity and concision, he touches on a wide range of issues and frequently offers novel interpretations. By bringing together a sequence of political events, and analyzing them from the perspective of factionalism that was informed by philosophical differences, Miller has produced a truly innovative unifying overview of late Ming history." - Edward L. Farmer, University of Minnesota"Harry Miller has given us a dramatic new way of looking at the late Ming, placing himself in the front rank of a generation of new and innovative scholars such as Nimmick, Robinson, Marme, and Swope. He brings a revisionist view that focuses on the necessity of looking throguh Confucian rhetoric to the vicious power struggles that lay beneath the surface of the ideological battles. This is a tightly argued book with a clear and accessible interpretation." - Murray A. Rubinstein, Baruch College


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Problem of Sovereignty in Traditional China

    Miller, Harry

    Pages 1-29

  • Zhang Juzheng, 1572–1582

    Miller, Harry

    Pages 31-54

  • The Righteous Circles, 1582–1596

    Miller, Harry

    Pages 55-74

  • The Wanli Emperor, 1596–1606

    Miller, Harry

    Pages 75-94

  • The Donglin Faction, 1606–1626

    Miller, Harry

    Pages 95-123

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $120.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61134-4
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Softcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-37660-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State versus Gentry in Late Ming Dynasty China, 1572–1644
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Harry Miller
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61787-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230617872
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61134-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37660-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 220
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