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Perpetual Happiness: The Ming Emperor Yongle

Tsai, Shih-shan Henry

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ISBN 10: 0295981091 / ISBN 13: 9780295981093
Published by University of Washington Press
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2011. Hardcover. dj. 270 pp. Light shelfwear to dj. Otherwise, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # S63595

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Title: Perpetual Happiness: The Ming Emperor Yongle

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Very Good

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A skillful biography of a figure who might be called China's Peter the Great. The son of the founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) removed the capital to Beijing, built the Great Wall, finished the Grand Canal, and made the court bureaucracy even more powerful and efficient, all the while encouraging exploration abroad (and putting down rebellion at home). Yongle was the force behind construction of the Forbidden City, home to himself and the 22 later emperors. -Vancouver Sun

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The first comprehensive portrait of a dynamic Chinese emperor who laid many of the bureaucratic foundations of modern China.

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