The Imperial Ming Tombs
Ann Paludan
January 1981
288 pages
8" x 11"
For sale in Australia and Asia (including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Japan) only. For information on purchasing the book in other territories, please contact Yale University Press.
HK$240 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$40 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-962-209-029-3

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.