Excellent books – By Jonathan D Spence

Jonathan D Spence is a prolific historian of Chinese imperial history. Here are two more excellent books by him in my library on the great Emperor Kang Hsi and his son Emperor Yong Zheng.

Yong Zheng has been treated badly by historians. This book Treason by The Book shows he was a very shrewd and hardworking emperor. Name the third emperor in this trilogy. Why did he abdicate?

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