Author(s): C.J. Peers
This volume covers the period of the height of the Chinese Empire, from the latter part of the Ming Empire, including the war with Korea against Samurai Japan, through the rise of the Manchu dynasty, and the Ching dynasty during which China expanded to her largest ever extent until the eve of the disastrous Opium wars. The authors also examine the effect on China of the influences of the West from the 1840s onwards.
An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, CJ Peers has written several books on this subject for Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, including Men-at-Arms 218: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC and Men-at-Arms 251: Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520.