Humanities West Book Discussion- Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire
Come chat with fellow Humanities lovers about John Dardess’ engaging exploration of how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years. Focusing on the dynasty’s foreign relations, the lives of its 16 emperors, its system of governance, the literati who served it, and the mass outlawry that allowed the Manchu invasions to succeed, Dardess presents a fascinating study. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West