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The Chinese state in Ming society
AuthorBrook, Timothy, 1951-
Pub. LocationLondon, New YorkPublisherRoutledgeCurzon
Date2005Phys. Desc.Dig. pdf [viii, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberDig. [DS753.2.B76 2005]
The Chinese state in Ming society / Timothy Brook.
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by RoutledgeCurzon."--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-242) and index.

Part 1. Space -- The spatial organization of subcounty administration -- The gazetteer cartography of Ye Chunji -- Part 2. Fields -- Taxing polders on the Yangzi Delta -- Growing rice in North Zhili -- Part 3. Books -- Building school libraries in the mid-Ming -- State censorship and the book trade -- Part 4. Monasteries -- At the margin of public authority: the Ming state and Buddhism -- Buddhism in the Chinese constitution: recording monasteries in North Zhili.

"The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between the present-day state and society in China. In this unique collection of reworked and illustrated essays, one of the leading scholars of Chinese history re-examines this relationship and argues that, contrary to previous scholarship, which emphasized the heavy hand of the state, it was radical responses within society to changes in commercial relations and social networks that led to a stable but dynamic "constitution" during the Ming dynasty."--OCLC record.

See Table of Contents.
Local access only [Brook-Ming Chinese State.pdf]

Subject(s)China--Politics and government--1368-1644
China--Politics and government--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--Social conditions--1644-1911
China--Social conditions--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
SeriesCritical Asian scholarship
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #17250
ISBN0415345065 ; 9780415345064LCCN2004000316OCLC54001368