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Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm : China in tigers' jaws

Author: Lynn A Struve
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback reprint]View all editions and formats
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This text presents eyewitness accounts of a turbulent period in Chinese history - the fall of the Ming dynasty and the conquest of China by the Manchus in the mid-17th century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn A Struve
ISBN: 9780300075533 0300075537
OCLC Number: 1015524384
Description: x, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A survivor of Beijing "Settles his thoughts" --
"Horrid beyond description" : the massacre of Yangzhou --
"They appear more human" : a missionary describes the Manchus --
"The Emperor really has left" : Nanjing changes hands --
Changshu in chronicle, storybook, memoir, and romance --
From orphan to princess : the story of Liu Sanxiu --
"Better to die at sea" : requesting aid from Japan --
"This foundering old horse" : a righteous minister's last crusade --
Blind, sick, and grieved : a Qing viceroy "Pleads for heavenly mercy" --
"Fool's escapes" : a merchant survives slaughter and pestilence --
"Where there's a will --
" : an artist's filial trek --
Soaring phoenix or caged panther? Father and son choose opposite sides --
Under the "Blood-flag" : Dutch and Chinese views of the battle for Taiwan --
"My complete devotion" : an empress appeals to the Pope --
"There was only me" : a boy eunuch sees the bitter end.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Lynn A. Struve.

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