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Epilogue

The Meaning of the Ming-Qing Transition
  • Harry Miller

Abstract

What is meant by the term “transition,” besides the obvious passage between the Ming and Qing dynasties? How did China really change during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?

Keywords

Seventeenth Century Qing Dynasty Confucian Classic Early Qing Dynasty Alternative Center 
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Notes

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