Late Imperial Chinese Armies 1520–1840

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Late Imperial Chinese Armies 1520–1840

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By the end of the 18th century – following an era which had seen the world increasingly divided into colonial powers and their victims – the Ch'ing dynasty of the Manchus, who had overthrown the native Ming in the 1640s, ruled over the largest and most populous empire in the world, with territories that had doubled in size in the previous few decades. Chris Peers' engaging study of the late imperial Chinese armies from 1520 to 1840 is supported by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight attractive full page colour plates by Christa Hook.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Late Ming, 1517-1598 · The Great Wall · The European Impact · The Fall of the Ming · The Shun Army · The Chi'ing Dynasty, 1644-1842 · The Plates

Product details

Published Oct 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326552
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 307
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


CJ Peers


Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…


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