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The Southern Ming, 1644-1662

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Hardcover, 297 pages
Published December 31st 1984 by Yale University Press (first published December 1984)
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Stone
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: china, history
Struve's book had its merits upon its publication in mid 80s, when the study of Southern Ming was still much restricted and in rudimentary form; but it appears to me more or less outdated as of 2018. Many opinions presented in the book were indeed breakthroughs from the traditional single-file, often moralistic narrative, but they still lack depth from a long-term perspective. The analysis of southern Ming emperors was, for instance, highly biased against existing historical records (which ...more
Nick
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Bertolucci's Last Emperor belong to the Qing of Ch'ing Dynasty, which swept into China from Manchuria as the Ming Dynasty collapsed in the mid-seventeenth century. The Ch'ing (Lynn Struve's preferred spelling) cannot properly be said to have overthrown the Ming. Beijing in fact fell to an army of Chinese peasant rebels, so unprepared to manage a tottering empire that the Manchus pushed them out of the capital after a month. Over the next 18 years, the Manchus drove south, eliminating ...more
Carlos  Wang
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
寫得蠻容易懂的,分析性強。

說到底,太祖廢相後,皇帝個人的能力比以前更加決定了朝政運行的水平。明末的秩序大崩壞之後,各宗王在血統號召力上,能力上,都不足以再凝聚官僚及武人。對比南宋,趙構以皇子身分跟秦檜狼狽為奸搞定了文武兩道,而且那時秩序崩解程度也還不比明末,更重要的是,清朝已歷三世是個穩定政權,而金朝剛興起又吞了大遼,南征對他們來說心有餘而力不足。總總條件導致了南宋能成而南明不能。

其實也不用替鄭成功可惜,就算他在台灣穩定了腳跟,“天下”也不姓朱了,他也不會是現在那個“國姓爺”了。



本書可以跟魏斐德的《洪業》合著看。
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