Mourning in Late Imperial China: Filial Piety and the State

Mourning in Late Imperial China: Filial Piety and the State

by Norman Kutcher
     
 

Kutcher's study of mourning demonstrates how Qing China's Manchu leaders quietly but forcefully undermined, not reinvigorated, the Confucian mourning system.See more details below

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Kutcher's study of mourning demonstrates how Qing China's Manchu leaders quietly but forcefully undermined, not reinvigorated, the Confucian mourning system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624398
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; A note on conventions; Reigns of Ming and Qing emperors; Introduction; 1. Death and the state in imperial China: continuities; 2. The reorientation of Ming attitudes toward mourning; 3. The early Qing transformation of mourning practice; 4. The bureaucratization of the Confucian li; 5. The death of Xiaoxian and the crisis of Qianlong rule; 6. Death and Chinese society; Select bibliography; Index.

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