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The Ming Dynasty: Its Origins and Evolving InstitutionsCharles O. Hucker 1978 Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program
With the establishment of the Ming dynasty, a major historical tension rose into prominence between more absolutist and less absolutist modes of rulership. This produced a distinctive style of rule that modern students have come to call Ming despotism. It proved a capriciously absolutist pattern for Chinese government into our own time. [1, 2 ,3]
- Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies
- 978-0-472-90153-1 (open access)
- 978-0-472-03812-1 (paper)
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