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China's second capital : Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

Author: Jun Fang
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Asian states and empires, 5.
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"This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern times necessitated the establishment of an additional capital administration for effective control of the Ming realm.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fang, Jun, 1962-
China's second capital : Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644.
Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge, ©2014
x, 217 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jun Fang
ISBN: 9781135008451 1135008450 9780203737941 0203737946
OCLC Number: 880913260
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 217 pages .).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Explanatory Notes; Major Epochs of Chinese History; Table of Ming Emperors and Their Reigns; Ming Weights and Measures; Introduction; 1. Why the Southern Capital of Ming China; 2. The Southern Capital, Nanjing; 3. Previous studies of the Southern Capital; 4. The Southern Capital and state control in Ming China; 5. The sources; 1 The Secondary Capital System in Imperial China; 1. The pre-Sui dynasty period; 2. The Sui, Tang, and Five dynasties. 3. The Song, Liao, and Jin dynasties4. The Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties; 2 Ministers and eunuchs: the Southern Capital administration; 1. The civil bureaucracy; 2. The military apparatuses; 3. The eunuch establishment; 4. The leadership of the Nanjing administration; 5. The reduction and restoration of the Nanjing offices; 3 Patronage, proving ground, and punishment: the political functions of the Southern Capital; 1. Wang Shu and his posting to the Southern capital; 2. A training ground for the junior officials; 3. A source of specially appointed task-force central officials. 4. A place of exile for disfavored officials5. A sinecure for superannuated officials; 6. Concluding remarks; 4 Center of wealth: the financial functions of the Southern Capital; 1. Regional roles; 2. Collection of tax grain; 3. Transport of tribute grain; 4. Role in the state salt monopoly; 5. Collection of miscellaneous taxes; 6. The storage and verification of the Yelow Registers; 5 Southern Stronghold: The military functions of the Southern Capital administration; 1. Military forces under the command of the Southern Capital administration. 2. Maintaining stability at the second political center3. Suppression of piracy along the southeast coast; 4. The suppression of aboriginal rebellions in the south; 5. Non-combat functions; Conclusion; 1. The Southern Capital: an auxiliary implement of state control in Ming China; 2. The relationship between Beijing and Nanjing; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Asian states and empires, 5.
Responsibility: Jun Fang.

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"This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern times necessitated the establishment of an additional capital administration for effective control of the Ming realm. The existence of the Southern Capital, which has been dismissed by scholars as redundant and insignificant, was, the author argues, justified by its ability to assist the primary Northern Capital better control the southern part of the imperial land. The practice of maintaining auxiliary capitals, where the bureaucratic structures of the primary capital were replicated in varying degrees, was a unique and valuable approach to effecting bureaucratic control over vast territory in pre-modern conditions. Nanjing translates into English as "Southern Capital" and Beijing as "Northern Capital""--

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