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Martial spectacles of the Ming court

Author: David M Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts : Distributed by Harvard University Press 2013.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 87.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covering the first two centuries of the Ming dynasty, this study explores how martial spectacles were represented in poetry, prose, and portraiture, revealing they were highly charged sites of contestation, where emperors and court ministers staked claims about rulership, ruler-minister relations, and the role of the military in the polity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Robinson
ISBN: 9780674073371 0674073371
OCLC Number: 812067738
Description: xiv, 423 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The royal hunt during the early Ming --
Contrasting images of the royal hunt --
Equestrianism and archery --
New views of martial spectacles : the second century of the Ming --
Ming imperial menageries and hunting parks --
Conclusions and wider perspectives.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 87.
Responsibility: David M. Robinson.

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David M. Robinson explores how grand displays like the royal hunt, archery contests, and the imperial menagerie were presented in literature and art in the early Ming dynasty. He argues these  Read more...

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