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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.
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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  Read more...
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Robinson, David M., 1965-
Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001035135
(OCoLC)46685500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Robinson
ISBN: 0585479739 9780585479736 9780824861544 082486154X
OCLC Number: 53481913
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 283 pages) : map
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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