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By Jun Fang

This booklet is a examine of the twin capital procedure of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a spotlight at the administrative capabilities of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the enormous geographical expanse of the chinese language empire and the negative conversation infrastructure of pre-modern occasions necessitated the institution of an extra capital management for potent keep watch over of the Ming realm. The life of the Southern Capital, which has been pushed aside via students as redundant and insignificant, used to be, the writer argues, justified through its skill to help the first Northern Capital larger keep watch over the southern a part of the imperial land. The perform of keeping auxiliary capitals, the place the bureaucratic constructions of the first capital have been replicated in various levels, used to be a special and useful method of effecting bureaucratic keep an eye on over big territory in pre-modern stipulations. Nanjing interprets into English as "Southern Capital" and Beijing as "Northern Capital".

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