The Imperial Ming Tombs


Ann Paludan

ISBN : 978-962-209-029-3


January 1981

288 pages, 8″ x 11″

For sale in Australia and Asia (including Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Japan) only

  • HK$240.00

In the Ming Valley just outside Peking, thirteen of the sixteen emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) lie buried in one of the largest and most splendid Imperial mausolea in the world. Although almost every visitor to Peking is taken to see the Ming Tombs, surprisingly little has been written about them, and only two of the tombs are widely known to foreigners. This excellent contemporary guide to the tombs handsomely illustrated with the author’s own photographs, will awaken both scholars and tourists to the history and monuments of the entire valley.