1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline

September 10, 1982|
1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline by Ray Huang
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"If you buy only one work on pre-modern Chinese history this year, make it this one."—W. S. Atwell, History

Winner of the American Book Award for History 
 
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.

Through 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.
Title:1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:280 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.81 in
Published:September 10, 1982
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300028843

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