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Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm : China in tigers' jaws, edited and translated by Lynn A. Struve

Label
Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm : China in tigers' jaws
Title
Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm
Title remainder
China in tigers' jaws
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Lynn A. Struve
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating book presents eyewitness accounts of a turbulent period in Chinese history: the fall of the Ming dynasty and the conquest of China by the Manchus in the mid-seventeenth century. Lynn Struve has translated, introduced, and annotated absorbing testimonies from a wide range of individuals - Chinese and Europeans, missionaries and viceroys, artists and merchants, Ming loyalists and Qing collaborators, maidservants and eunuchs - all telling stories of hardship and challenge in the midst of cataclysmic change."--BOOK JACKET. "Until now, biographies of individuals who lived in the late Ming and early Qing periods have been either in-depth studies of important intellectuals or portraits sketched from the historical record and amplified by the imaginations of present-day authors. This book is the first to provide actual comment from a variety of people in different social stations. Some of the documents made accessible to Western readers are little known even to Chinese scholars. The book also breaks new ground by offering examples of the diversity in Chinese historical writing: rustic histories, tendentious reports, self-serving memoirs, family letters, official memorials, and other forms of records. Together these translations provide evidence of the increasing articulateness about personal experience that characterized writing in late Ming times."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951/.032
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754.2
LC item number
.V65 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
China
Target audience
adult
Label
Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm : China in tigers' jaws, edited and translated by Lynn A. Struve
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Changshu in Chronicle, Storybook, Memoir, and Romance
  • 6.
  • From Orphan to Princess: The Story of Liu Sanxiu
  • 7.
  • "Better to Die at Sea": Requesting Aid from Japan
  • 8.
  • "This Foundering Old Horse": A Righteous Minister's Last Crusade
  • 9.
  • Blind, Sick, and Grieved: A Qing Viceroy "Pleads for Heavenly Mercy"
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • "Fool's Escapes": A Merchant Survives Slaughter and Pestilence
  • 11.
  • "Where There's a Will...": An Artist's Filial Trek
  • 12.
  • Soaring Phoenix or Caged Panther? Father and Son Choose Opposite Sides
  • 13.
  • Under the "Blood-Flag": Dutch and Chinese Views of the Battle for Taiwan
  • 14.
  • "My Complete Devotion": An Empress Appeals to the Pope
  • A Survivor of Beijing "Settles His Thoughts"
  • 15.
  • "There Was Only Me": A Boy Eunuch Sees the Bitter End
  • 2.
  • "Horrid Beyond Description": The Massacre of Yangzhou
  • 3.
  • "They Appear More Human": A Missionary Describes the Manchus
  • 4.
  • "The Emperor Really Has Left": Nanjing Changes Hands
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 303 p.
Isbn
9780300056792
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92043916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM27069033
  • CARL027069033
Label
Voices from the Ming-Qing cataclysm : China in tigers' jaws, edited and translated by Lynn A. Struve
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Changshu in Chronicle, Storybook, Memoir, and Romance
  • 6.
  • From Orphan to Princess: The Story of Liu Sanxiu
  • 7.
  • "Better to Die at Sea": Requesting Aid from Japan
  • 8.
  • "This Foundering Old Horse": A Righteous Minister's Last Crusade
  • 9.
  • Blind, Sick, and Grieved: A Qing Viceroy "Pleads for Heavenly Mercy"
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • "Fool's Escapes": A Merchant Survives Slaughter and Pestilence
  • 11.
  • "Where There's a Will...": An Artist's Filial Trek
  • 12.
  • Soaring Phoenix or Caged Panther? Father and Son Choose Opposite Sides
  • 13.
  • Under the "Blood-Flag": Dutch and Chinese Views of the Battle for Taiwan
  • 14.
  • "My Complete Devotion": An Empress Appeals to the Pope
  • A Survivor of Beijing "Settles His Thoughts"
  • 15.
  • "There Was Only Me": A Boy Eunuch Sees the Bitter End
  • 2.
  • "Horrid Beyond Description": The Massacre of Yangzhou
  • 3.
  • "They Appear More Human": A Missionary Describes the Manchus
  • 4.
  • "The Emperor Really Has Left": Nanjing Changes Hands
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 303 p.
Isbn
9780300056792
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92043916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM27069033
  • CARL027069033

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