State versus Gentry in Late Ming Dynasty China, 1572-1644

Hardcover | January 13, 2009

byH. Miller

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This book looks at the bitter factionalism that plagued the last days of China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) as an ideological struggle between those scholar-officials who believed that sovereignty resided in the imperial state and those who believed that it resided with the learned gentry. This dichotomy provides a clear elucidation of late-Ming factional strife, which necessarily appears very chaotic and has been described very imperfectly in recent histories. It therefore contributes greatly to our understanding of the fall of the Ming, and sheds light on statecraft in other cultures where sovereignty is an issue.

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This book looks at the bitter factionalism that plagued the last days of China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) as an ideological struggle between those scholar-officials who believed that sovereignty resided in the imperial state and those who believed that it resided with the learned gentry. This dichotomy provides a clear elucidation of l...

Harry Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of South Alabama.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230611346

ISBN - 13:9780230611344

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"Harry Miller provides an essential and authoritative account of the last quarter of the Ming Dynasty, blending political, social, and intellectual history. Writing with clarity and concision, he touches on a wide range of issues and frequently offers novel interpretations. By bringing together a sequence of political events, and analyzing them from the perspective of factionalism that was informed by philosophical differences, Miller has produced a truly innovative unifying overview of late Ming history."--Edward L. Farmer, University of Minnesota "Harry Miller has given us a dramatic new way of looking at the late Ming, placing himself in the front rank of a generation of new and innovative scholars such as Nimmick, Robinson, Marme, and Swope. He brings a revisionist view that focuses on the necessity of looking throguh Confucian rhetoric to the vicious power struggles that lay beneath the surface of the ideological battles. This is a tightly argued book with a clear and accessible interpretation."--Murray A. Rubinstein, Baruch College