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Description - 1587, A Year of No Significance by Ray Huang

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. With 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300028843
ISBN-10: 0300028849
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1982
Country of Publication: United States

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