Open-Access Books in Ming Studies from the University of Washington Press


Open-Access Books in Ming Studies from the University of Washington Press

University of Washington Press

Principal Investigator(s): Beth Fuget, University of Washington Press
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University of Washington Press created open-access editions of ten books on the Ming dynasty, including four that were previously supported by GHF. The set includes six scholarly monographs, two translations, a biography, and an edited collection from a range of fields, from literature and philosophy to social, political, and environmental history. The project aims to bring these important resources and scholarship to a larger audience in the US and internationally; to facilitate their use in courses; and to help foster and support a broad community of scholars who can use these works as a basis for new lines of research. The books are:

Vignettes from the Late Ming: A Hsiao-p’in Anthology, translated by Yang Ye (1999)
Perpetual Happiness: The Ming Emperor Yongle by Shih-shan Henry Tsai (2001)
The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal by Erzeng Yang, translated by Philip Clart (2007)
The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code by Yonglin Jiang (2011)
The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China by Liangyan Ge (2014)
Novel Medicine: Healing, Literature, and Popular Knowledge in Early Modern China by Andrew Schonebaum (2016)
Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China by Ying Zhang (2016)*
Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity by Rivi Handler-Spitz (2017)*
Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China by Ian M. Miller (2020)*
The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China, edited by Rivi Handler-Spitz, Pauline C. Lee and Haun Saussy (2021)*

*GHF previously supported the print editions of these titles