Description - The Chinese State in Ming Society by Timothy Brook
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between the present day state and society in China. This unique collection of reworked and heavily illustrated essays, by one of the leading scholars of Chinese history, re-examines this relationship and argues that contrary to previous scholarship, it was radical responses within society that led to a 'constitution', not periods of fluctuation within the dynasty itself. Brook's outstanding scholarship demonstrates that it was changes in commercial relations and social networks that were actually responsible for the development of a stable society. This imaginative reconsidering of existing scholarship on the history of China will be fascinating reading for scholars and students interested in China's development.
Buy The Chinese State in Ming Society by Timothy Brook from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Chinese State in Ming Society by Timothy Brook
Book Reviews - The Chinese State in Ming Society by Timothy Brook
Author Biography - Timothy Brook
Timothy Brook is Professor in Faculty of History, University of Toronto.