From Ming to Ch'ing: Conquest, Region, and Continuity in Seventeenth-century China
Jonathan D. Spence, John E. Wills, Jr.
Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1979 - History - 413 pages
The collapse of the Ming dynasty and the takeover of China by Manchu rulers in the 1640s was of crucial importance in the late history of China. But because traditional Chinese sources arbitrarily divide the century at the change of dynasty in 1644, it has been difficult to form a clear picture of the transition. The nine essays in this book will contribute significantly toward understanding the complexity of change and continuity over the span of time leading up to and resulting from the tumult of the mid-1600s.
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