7 August 1986
Show More The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in 17th-Century China by Frederic Wakeman.
California, 736 pp., £63.75, January 1986, 0 520 04804 0Show More
“... The fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644, and the consolidation of its successor Qing dynasty over the ensuing twenty years, was one of the more dramatic events in human history. It is a complex story to tell, since so many aspects must be considered. The erosion of Ming power took many years, and various Ming pretenders fought on, by land and sea, until the early 1660s. In central and north China rebel ...”