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Return to Dragon Mountain free pdf The renowned historian captures a critical moment in Chinese history
Celebrated China scholar Jonathan Spence vividly brings to life seventeenth-century China through this biography of Z hang Dai, recognized as one of the finest historians and essayists of the Ming dynasty. Born in 1597, Z hang Dai was forty-seven when the Ming dynasty, after more than two hundred years of rule, was overthrown by the Manchu invasion of 1644. Having lost his fortune and way of life, Z hang Dai fled to the countryside and spent his final forty years recounting the time of creativity and renaissance during Ming rule before the violent upheaval of its collapse. This absorbing tale of Z hang Dai's life illuminates the transformation of a culture and reveals how China's history affects its place in the world today.

About Jonathan D. Spence

Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include "The Gate of Heavenly Peace," "Treason by the Book," and "The Death of Woman Wang." His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

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Author : Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher : Penguin Books
Data Published : 01 November 2008
ISBN : 014311445X
EAN : 9780143114451
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 332 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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