The Diary of a Manchu Soldier in Seventeenth-Century China: "My Service in the Army", by Dzengseo

1st Edition

Nicola Di Cosmo

Routledge
Published April 21, 2009
Reference - 142 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415544474 - CAT# Y102140
Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

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Summary

Providing original insights into Chinese military history, Nicola Di Cosmo gives an annotated translation of the only known military diary in pre-modern Chinese history, providing fresh and extensive information on the inner workings of the Ch'ing army. The personal experience of the author, a young Manchu officer fighting in inhospitable South-Western China, take us close to the 'face of the battle' in seventeenth-century China, and enriches our general knowledge of military history.

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