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Perpetual Happiness : the Ming Emperor Yongle.

Author: Shih-Shan Henry Tsai
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, March 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive portrait of a dynamic Chinese emperor who laid many of the bureaucratic foundations of modern China.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ming Chengzu, Emperor of China; Ming Chengzu, Emperor of China
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shih-Shan Henry Tsai
ISBN: 9780295981246 0295981245 9780295981093 0295981091
OCLC Number: 870409962
Awards: Short-listed for Kiriyama Prize (Pacific Rim Nonfiction) 2001
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Maps --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
1 / A Day in the Life of Yongle's Court: February 23, 1423 --
2 / The Formative Years, 1360-1382 --
3 / The Years of Waiting, 1382-1398 --
4 / The Years of Successional Struggle, 1398-1402 --
5 / The Years of Reconstruction: Government and Politics, 1402-1420 --
6 / The Years of Rehabilitation: Society and Economy, 1402-1421 --
7 / The Emperor of Culture --
8 / Yongle and the Mongols --
9 / The Price of Glory --
10 / Epilogue --
Appendix: The Children of Emperor Hongwu --
Notes --
Glossary of Chinese Characters --
Bibliography --
Index.

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Beginning with an hour-by-hour account of one day in Yongle's (Zhu Di, 1360-1424) court, this title presents the multiple dimensions of Yongle's life. It examines the role of birth, education, and  Read more...

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