|The glory and fall of the Ming dynasty|
|Author||Chan, Albert 陳綸緒, 1915-2005|
|Pub. Location||Norman, OK||Publisher||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Date||1982||Phys. Desc.||xxxii, 428 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm|
|Location||Hallway Cases||Call Number||DS753.C4825 1982|
|The glory and fall of the Ming dynasty / by Albert Chan.|
Bibliography: p. 403-414.
The Ming Empire in ascendancy
1. Conquest--2. Government: Power structure, Imperial relatives, Eunuchs, Palace guards, the Ming code--3. The Army: the Wei-so system, the Ching-wei, mercenary army, firearms--4. The People: gentry, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, slaves--5. Culture and religion: Scholarship, literature and the "eight-legged essay," arts, religion--6. Economics: fiscal administration, currency, revenue, expenditures.
The Ming Empire in decline
7. Government: Imperial administration, decline of authority: usurpation and corruption--8. The Army: discipline, funds, mercenaries--9. Economics I: Emperor and people, farmers, settlements, taxation--10. Economics II: Imperial treasuries, Imperial kitchen, religious expenditures, pensions and relief, monetary system--11. Ethics and religion: offices, officials, sub-officials, Imperial relatives, morality and religion, education--12. End of a great empire: conditions in the provinces, rebels and bandits, firearms, horses, rebel leaders, Zhang Xianzhong, Li Zicheng--13. After the fall of Peking. Conclusion: Greatness and weakness of the Ming. Appendix: The influence of the Shuihu zhuan on contemporary thought.