Perpetual Happiness: The Ming Emperor Yongle
University of Washington Press, Jul 1, 2011 - 286 pages
A colorful portrait of the greatest of the Ming emperors. Builder of the Great Wall, Yongle (1368-1644) also moved the capital to Beijing and built the Forbidden City, completed the Grand Canal, strengthened the court bureaucracy, and explored the world.
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This is a well-crafted, very readable introduction to the Ming emperor Yongle, full of both rich factual content and fascinating details that weave together many bits of information you probably ... Read full review
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Interesting insight into the life of one of the great Ming rulers Read full review