Dictionary of Ming biography, 1368-1644

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Columbia University Press, Oct 15, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 1751 pages
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Based largely upon original Ming documents, the Dictionary explores the lives of nearly 650 representative figures, both Chinese and foreign, who influenced the course of almost three hundred years of Chinese history. The articles span all classes, professions, and fields of endeavor, from emperors to artists, soldiers to missionaries, concubines, physicians, and pirates.

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