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dc.contributor.editorDaniels, Christian
dc.contributor.editorMa, Jianxiong
dc.description.abstractThis book examines how the Ming state transformed the multi-ethnic society of Yunnan into a province. Yunnan had remained outside the ambit of central government when ruled by the Dali kingdom, 937-1253, and its foundation as a province by the Yuan regime in 1276 did not disrupt Dali kingdom style political, social and religious institutions. It was the Ming state in the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries through its institutions for military and civilian control which brought about profound changes and truly transformed local society into a province. In contrast to other studies which have portrayed Yunnan as a non-Han frontier region waiting to be colonised, this book, by focusing on changes in local society, casts off the idea of Yunnan as a border area far from civilisation.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBC Social research & statistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.otherSocial research and statistics
dc.subject.otherRegional studies
dc.titleThe Transformation of Yunnan in Ming China
dc.title.alternativeFrom the Dali Kingdom to Imperial Province
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 Salt, grain and the change of deities in early Ming western Yunnan
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 2 Local communities, village temples and the reconstruction of ethnic groups in western Yunnan, fourteenth to seventeenth centuries
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 5 Upland leaders of the internal frontier and Ming governance of western Yunnan, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

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