Explores the history of China between the Mongol reunification of China in 1279 under the Yuan dynasty and the Manchu invasion four centuries later, explaining how climate changes profoundly affected the empire during this period.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -316) and index.
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Dragon spotting Scale The nine sloughs Khan and emperor Economy and ecology Families Beliefs The business of things The South China Sea Collapse Conclusion Temperature and precipitation extremes The nine sloughs Succession of emperors Pronunciation guide.
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Print version: Brook, Timothy. Troubled empire : China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010 329 pages ; 25 cm