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National Autonomy

Robert K. Batchelor

in London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080659
eISBN:
9780226080796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The arrival of a Chinese map and Japanese sailors with Thomas Cavendish on his return from circumnavigating the globe in 1588 helped transform understandings of national autonomy in the watershed ... More


Along the Grand Canal: The Lord of Silver in The Plum in the Golden Vase

Ning Ma

in The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase (Jin Ping Mei). It situates the novel within the late Ming Chinese society’s material contacts with ... More


The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Michael Szonyi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did ordinary people in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) deal with the demands of the state? This book explores the myriad ways that families fulfilled their obligations to provide a soldier to the ... More


Trade by Rulers and States

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the formation, weaknesses, and demise of two ruler-owned trade enterprises. It describes the mercantile endeavors of early Ming China and sixteenth-century Portugal. The two ... More


Introduction: What Do We Mean by the “Ryukyu Kingdom”?

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A discussion of the Ryukyu Archipelago and its shifting historical boundaries is followed by an overview of the Ryukyu kingdom’s emergence as an important player in East Asian trade, concluding with ... More


Within the lungs, the stomach, and the mind: convergences and divergences in the medical and natural histories of Ginkgo biloba

Kuang-chi Hung

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This research explores the intersection between the history of medicine and that of the body by tracing the medicalization of a unique plant: Ginkgo biloba. As the only surviving species of its kind, ... More


Other Ways of Being Human

Greg Anderson

in The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

To open Part Two (“The Many Real Worlds of the Past”), the book begins its ethical case for an ontological turn in history by establishing the past’s extraordinary ontological diversity. Drawing on a ... More


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