The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1620-44
|Series title:||Asian States and Empires Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
This book examines the military collapse of China's Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming's defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most formidable of its day when the latter attempted to subjugate Korea en-route to a planned invasion of China. In contrast to conventional explanations for the Ming's collapse, which focus upon...