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The Lacquered Talisman : The Great Ming House of Zhu, Volume One

Author :  Laurie Dennis

Product Details

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Publisher Earnshaw Books, Hong Kong
  • ISBN9789888552467
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Infox, 320p.
  • Product Weight500 gms.
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A sweeping coming-of-age epic, The Lacquered Talisman launches the story of one of the most influential figures in Chinese history. He is the son of a beancurd seller and he will found the Ming Dynasty, which ruled China from 1368-1644. Known as "Fortune" as a boy, Zhu Yuanzhang has a large and doting family who shepherd him through hardship until drought ravages the countryside and heralds a plague. Left with nothing but a lacquered necklace from his grandfather, Chen the Diviner, Fortune is deposited in the village temple and is soon wandering the countryside as a begging monk. He encounters pockets of resistance to the ruling Mongol dynasty, studies the stars, and tangles with Taoists as he seeks to understand his destiny. Signs and dreams leave him convinced that he has a special fate. Is he to be the abbot of a monastery? A general? What matters most is that he prove himself to be a filial son.

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