State versus Gentry in Late Ming Dynasty China, 1572–1644

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Author  H. Miller
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date   January 13, 2009
ISBN  0230611346
Pages  220

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This book looks at the bitter factionalism in the last days of China's Ming Dynasty as an ideological struggle between scholar-officials who believed that sovereignty resided in the imperial state and those who believed that it resided with the learned gentry.

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