The Mandate of Heaven and the Great Ming Code
|Series title:||Asian Law Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
After overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), proclaimed that he had obtained the Mandate of Heaven (Tianming), enabling establishment of a spiritual orientation and social agenda for China. Zhu, emperor during the Ming's Hongwu reign period, launched a series of social programs to rebuild the empire and define Chinese cultural identity. To promote its reform programs, the Ming imperial court issued a series of legal...