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The Resource A political life in Ming China : a grand secretary and his times, John W. Dardess

A political life in Ming China : a grand secretary and his times, John W. Dardess

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A political life in Ming China : a grand secretary and his times
Title
A political life in Ming China
Title remainder
a grand secretary and his times
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dardess
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating history uncovers the hidden political world of Ming China, exploring how the most powerful man in mid-sixteenth-century China steered the empire through the worst crises it had ever faced. Distinguished scholar John W. Dardess traces how Chief Grand Secretary Xu Jie rose to power and successfully shepherded the Ming empire through the destructive mid-sixteenth-century raids along its continental and maritime frontiers. He also shows how Xu Jie used the new Confucian thinking of the Wang Yangming school to build a political following, suppress bureaucratic corruption, and liberalize bureaucratic procedures. Drawing on years of research, Dardess uses Xu's hundreds of letters to officials and records of talks with the emperors he served to tell this long-neglected story in rich and engrossing detail
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dardess, John W.
Dewey number
951/.026
Index
index present
LC call number
DS753.6.X77
LC item number
D37 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xu, Jie
  • Prime ministers
  • China
  • Xu, Jie
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Prime ministers
  • China
Label
A political life in Ming China : a grand secretary and his times, John W. Dardess
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A star ascending -- As grand secretary -- The coast -- Chief grand secretary -- Bowing out
Control code
860711448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442223783
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860711448
Label
A political life in Ming China : a grand secretary and his times, John W. Dardess
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A star ascending -- As grand secretary -- The coast -- Chief grand secretary -- Bowing out
Control code
860711448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442223783
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860711448

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