Catalogue of the Macomber collection of Chinese pottery

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The University Press, 1909 - Pottery - 83 pages

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Page 7 - The first great clash lasted from 206 BC to AD 589, when the empire was divided between the Tartars in the north and the Chinese in the south. The second great struggle lasted from 589 to 1644, during which, after divisions between the Chinese and the Kin and Mongol Tartars, there was only one pure Chinese dynasty, called the Ming, or Bright, which lasted from 1388 to 1644. Then followed the Manchu Tartars, who assumed the rule over the empire...
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