Ming Studies

Ming Studies is the journal of the Society for Ming Studies, a non-profit academic organization devoted to the dissemination of knowledge about the Ming period in Chinese history (1368-1644). The society brings together scholars from North America, Europe and Asia, and convenes annually in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies. Panels and roundtable discussions are regularly organized or supported. The Society also produces occasional research monographs and technical materials for Ming scholars.

Appearing twice a year, Ming Studies presents news of the field and book reviews along with significant articles of current scholarship on all aspects of Chinese society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. All articles are peer-reviewed, and should present original, innovative research and interpretation, making substantial contributions to the state of the field. Ming Studies occasionally devotes special issues to particular themes, often deriving from conferences or other collaborative research and scholarly activity. Recent examples have included work on the Ming founder Zhu Yuanzhang, the sixteenth century scholar-official Wang Shizhen, and Discourses on Disorder in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century China.

Publisher: 
Maney Publishing
ISSN (print): 
0147-037X
ISSN (online): 
1759-7595

Latest articles

Volume 2015 (72)

PREFACE
vol. 2015 (72): 1-2
INTO THE FRONTIERS: THE RELAY SYSTEM AND MING EMPIRE IN THE BORDERLANDS, 1368–1449
Lane J. Harris, vol. 2015 (72): 3-23
THE CONFISCATING HENCHMEN: THE MASQUERADE OF MING EMBROIDERED-UNIFORM GUARD LIU SHOUYOU
Huiping Pang, vol. 2015 (72): 24-45
LANGXIAN'S DILEMMA OVER THE CULT OF MARTYRDOM AND FILIAL PIETY: A WORLD OF EMPTINESS IN “THE SIEGE OF YANGZHOU”
Xian Wang, vol. 2015 (72): 46-68
MING NEWS
vol. 2015 (72): 69-69
REVIEWS
Jerome Kerlouegan, vol. 2015 (72): 70-79
RECENT CHINESE BOOKS IN MING STUDIES
Xie Yang, vol. 2015 (72): 80-81

Volume 2014 (70)

Preface
vol. 2014 (70): 3-3
Ming News
vol. 2014 (70): 4-4
Daniel Bryant (1942–2014) Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies, University of Victoria Reminiscence and Bibliography
Richard John Lynn, vol. 2014 (70): 5-9
Daydreaming Dynasty: The Eunuch Sanbao's Journeys in the Western Seas and “Present-Dynasty” Fiction of the Ming
Scott W. Gregory, vol. 2014 (70): 10-28
The Song-Ming Connection in the Ming Study of Ancient Inscriptions
Yun-Chiahn C. Sena, vol. 2014 (70): 29-59
Two Early Ming Texts on Borneo
Johannes L. Kurz, vol. 2014 (70): 60-72
Reviews
Tonio Andrade, vol. 2014 (70): 73-80

Volume 2014 (69)

Welcome to Volume 69, Our Initial Offering for 2014
vol. 2014 (69): 1-1
Ming News
vol. 2014 (69): 3-4
FROM CIVIL WAR TO THE MING FOUNDING: THE VERBAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF LIU SONG
John W. Dardess, vol. 2014 (69): 5-26
LEGISLATING HIERARCHICAL YET HARMONIOUS GENDER RELATIONS IN THE GREAT MING CODE
Jiang Yonglin, vol. 2014 (69): 27-45
VULPINE VILENESS AND DEMONIC (DAOIST) MAGIC: A RECONSIDERATION OF THE TEXTUAL HISTORY OF SUPPRESSING THE DEMONS
Isaac Yue, vol. 2014 (69): 46-59
REVIEWS
vol. 2014 (69): 60-67