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Art of Being Governed Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

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ISBN-10: 0691174512

ISBN-13: 9780691174518

Edition: 2018

Authors: Michael Szonyi

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An innovative look at how families in Ming dynasty China negotiated military and political obligations to the state How did ordinary people in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) deal with the demands of the state? In The Art of Being Governed, Michael Szonyi explores the myriad ways that families fulfilled their obligations to provide a soldier to the army. The complex strategies they developed to manage their responsibilities suggest a new interpretation of an important period in China's history as well as a broader theory of politics. Using previously untapped sources, including lineage genealogies and internal family documents, Szonyi examines how soldiers and their families living on China's…    
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.57" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English