Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty

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This book is the first on Chinese eunuchs in English and presents a comprehensive picture of the role that they played in the Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Extracted from a wide range of primary and secondary source material, the author provides significant and interesting information about court politics, espionage and internal security, military and foreign affairs, tax and tribute collection, the operation of imperial monopolies, judiciary review, the layout of the palace complex, the Grand Canal, and much more. The eunuchs ...

Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty 1995, State University of New York Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791426883

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Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty 1995, State University of New York Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791426876

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