The Four Seasons of Ming Dynasty
Publisher: New Star Press
"The Four Seasons of Ming Dynasty"is a novel based on the history of Ming Dynasty(1368－1644), focusing on stories between the royal family and the scholar-bureaucrats, thus be able to present the whole picture of 300 years' rise and fall of Ming. Plus the fluent flow of writing, it is not hard to imagine that this novel is quite a page turner for the compact and complicated story line within, not to mention the extensive historical knowledge and profound academic value which lie behind.
This book takes four seasons to symbolize the prosperity and decline of this dynasty. The author presents a feudal dynasty of three centuries through vivid descriptions of life of emperors and ministers. Compact plots, specific historical sources, and scholarly insight of the author are well knit, which makes it a rewarding book.