San fan ji shi ben mo [Historical Events Around the Three Princes in Their Entirety]. Lurong YANG.

A History of the Southern Ming Dynasty

San fan ji shi ben mo [Historical Events Around the Three Princes in Their Entirety].

42; 26; 31; 38 folding leaves. Four vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, new stitching. [China]: on title-page & at end of Preface: “1717.”

First edition of this well-regarded standard history, finished in 1717, which “narrates the history of Prince Fu (reigned 1644-1645) in Nanjing, as the successor of the Chongzhen Emperor (reigned 1628-1644), and the short reigns of Prince Tang (reigned 1645-1646) and Prince Gui (reigned 1646-1661) that tried to resist the conquest of China by the Manchus. It ends in 1683 with the submission of Zheng Keshuang (1670-1707), the last supporter of the Ming (1368-1644), to the Manchus. The Sanfan jishi benmo is a very concise history of the Southern Ming dynasty which is normally neglected by historians.”–ChinaKnowledge.de (online resource).

Fine set of a scarce work, preserved in a slipcase. First leaf of Preface a little defective, with loss of about eight characters.

❧ Kenneth M. Swope, On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger. War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition (University of Nebraska Press: 2018).

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