Expert advice and answers on Antique Chinese Porcelain
After a uniformly dismal treatment of the Chinese Ming, which might make one wonder how the dynasty could have lasted 276 years, we get the following bizarre statement, perhaps added by Goldman in his revision of Fairbank's history:
This disparaging judgment comes out of the context of the late twentieth century, when technology and growth have created innumerable disorders in all aspects of life all over the world without disclosing as yet the principles of order that may postpone the destruction of human civilization.
The Ming Vases - Creativity in the classroom and in life
Indian, Chinese, & Japanese Emperors - Friesian School
While he then lived out his life in exile, the British actually executed his sons, probably to prevent their ever becoming a focus of resistance.
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