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The Resource Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China, David Robinson, (electronic resource)

Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China, David Robinson, (electronic resource)

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Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China
Title
Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven
Title remainder
rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China
Statement of responsibility
David Robinson
Title variation
Rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China
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Language
eng
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1965-
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Robinson, David M.
Dewey number
951/.026
LC call number
JC328.5
LC item number
.R63 2001
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  • Insurgency
  • China
  • China
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"On a spring afternoon in 1509, a local bandit found himself in the emperor's private quarters deep within the Forbidden City and in the presence of the Son of Heaven himself. This bizarre meeting was the doing of the eunuch Zhang Zhong, the emperor's personal servant and companion. In time, court intrigue between competing palace eunuchs would lead to the death of this bandit-turned-rebel, setting off a massive uprising that resulted in China's largest rebellion of the sixteenth century. To understand how this extraordinary meeting came about requires a consideration of the economy of violence during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Here, for the first time in any language, is a detailed look at the role of illicit violence during the Ming." "Drawing on court annals, imperial law codes, administrative regulations, private writings, and local gazetteers, David Robsinson recreates in vivid detail a world where heavily armed highwaymen and bandits raided the boulevards in and around the Ming capital, Beijing." "Bandits, Eunuchs, and the Son of Heaven reveals how illicit, armed violence formed a critical, and until now largely unexplored, facet of late-imperial Chinese history. It offers important new insights into the nature of the late-imperial state, the structure of emperorship, the role of the military, and the place of force in everyday life in early-modern China."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China, David Robinson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-278) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000108708
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unknown
Isbn
9780824823917
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035135
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000108708
Label
Bandits, eunuchs, and the son of heaven : rebellion and the economy of violence in mid-Ming China, David Robinson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-278) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000108708
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824823917
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035135
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000108708

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