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Title Yin ni de jiang tu. English
The hidden Land : the Garrison System and the Ming Dynasty / Gu Cheng.
Imprint London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource
Series China Perspectives
China perspectives series.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note The late Professor Gu Cheng was an eminent expert in the Ming History Studies of China, at Beijing Normal University. His books include The History of the Southern Ming and The History of Peasant War in the Late Ming, etc.
Subject China -- Armed Forces -- History.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.
Genre History.
Summary "The Hidden Land" means that a large amount of land in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was "hidden" or unknown, since the land was managed by both the administrative and the military systems, and only the former was made public while the latter was being hidden due to confidentiality issues. This is one of the author's creative findings as a result of his solid textual research and rigorous argumentation. Since the Ming state management system had a great impact on the land, the population, the taxes and corve, the imperial examinations, the justice, the grass-roots organizations and the frontier ethnics during the 500 years from Ming to Qing (1636-1912), the views on the garrisons and guards (weisuo) in the military system are of great help to review the essential issues of the period, which were often misunderstood or neglected before. In addition, the author introduces the present situation, existing problems and basic historical materials in the Ming study which will be beneficial to the Ming researchers and enthusiasts.
Other Title Print version: 9780367374617 0367374617