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Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China

Author: David M Robinson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a spring afternoon in 1509, a local bandit found himself in the emperor's private quarters deep within the Forbidden City and in the presence of the Son of Heaven himself. This bizarre meeting was the doing of the eunuch Zhang Zhong, the emperor's personal servant and companion. In time, court intrigue between competing palace eunuchs would lead to the death of this bandit-turned-rebel, setting off a massive
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Robinson
ISBN: 0824823915 9780824823917
OCLC Number: 46685500
Description: ix, 283 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: The economy of violence --
The capital region --
Banditry during the mid-Ming period --
The management of violence --
Men of force and the son of heaven --
From banditry to rebellion and back again --
Implications for the study of late imperial China.
Other Titles: Rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China
Responsibility: David Robinson.

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This title considers the economy of violence during the Ming dynasty. Using primary sources, it recreates in detail a world wear bandits raided the boulevards in and around Beijing. It reveals how  Read more...

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