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Martial spectacles of the Ming court / David M. Robinson.

Author/Creator:
Robinson, David M., 1965-
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 423 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 87.
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 87
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Subjects:
China -- Politics and government -- 1368-1644.
China -- History, Military -- 960-1644.
China -- Court and courtiers.
Pageants -- China -- History.
Festivals -- China -- History.
Hunting -- China -- History.
Horse sports -- China -- History.
Archery -- Competitions -- China -- History.
Summary:
"Covering the first two centuries of the Ming dynasty, this study explores how martial spectacles were represented in poetry, prose, and portraiture, revealing they were highly charged sites of contestation, where emperors and court ministers staked claims about rulership, ruler-minister relations, and the role of the military in the polity"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The royal hunt during the early Ming
Contrasting images of the royal hunt
Equestrianism and archery
New views of martial spectacles : the second century of the Ming
Ming imperial menageries and hunting parks
Conclusions and wider perspectives.
Notes:
Text in English with excerpts in Chinese.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780674073371 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0674073371 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
812067738