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Chinese eunuchs

Taisuke Mitamura

Chinese eunuchs

the structure of intimate politics.

by Taisuke Mitamura

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by C.E. Tuttle Co. in Rutland, Vt .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China,
  • China.
    • Subjects:
    • Eunuchs -- China.,
    • China -- Officials and employees.

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of Kangan.

      StatementTranslated by Charles A. Pomeroy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ449 .M513
      The Physical Object
      Pagination176 p.
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4574416M
      ISBN 100804806535
      LC Control Number77104201
      OCLC/WorldCa343670


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