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A Father Loses Three Sons to the Army: Everyday Politics In Ming China

Michael Szonyi

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a background on the consequences of choices about military mobilization in China's southeast coast under the Ming dynasty from 1368 to 1644. It does not focus on military or ... More


A Temple with Two Gods: Managing Social Relations Between Soldier-Farmers and Local Civilians

Michael Szonyi

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how military households strategized within the Ming state's registration system and how their assignment to the region generated new kinds of social relations. It explains how Ming ... More


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