The Song-Yuan-Ming transition in Chinese history

  title={The Song-Yuan-Ming transition in Chinese history},
  author={P. Smith and R. Glahn},
This volume seeks to study the connections between two well-studied epochs in Chinese history: the mid-imperial era of the Tang and Song era (ca.800-1270) and the late imperial era of the late Ming and Qing (1550-1900). Both eras are seen as periods of explosive change, particularly in economic activity, characterized by the emergence of new forms of social organization and a dramatic expansion in knowledge and culture. The task of establishing links between these two periods has been impeded… Expand
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