Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing

Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing

by C. S. Huang
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521482259

ISBN-13: 9780521482257

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explains the general intellectual climate of the early Ch'ing period, and the political and cultural characteristics of the Ch'ing regime at the time. Professor Huang brings to life the book's central characters, Li Fu and the three great emperorsK'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng, and Chien-lungwhom he served. Although the author's main concern is to explain the

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This book explains the general intellectual climate of the early Ch'ing period, and the political and cultural characteristics of the Ch'ing regime at the time. Professor Huang brings to life the book's central characters, Li Fu and the three great emperorsK'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng, and Chien-lungwhom he served. Although the author's main concern is to explain the contributions of Li Fu to the Lu-Wang school of Confucianism, he also gives a clear, succinct account of the Lu-Wang and Ch'eng-Chu schools from the twelfth century to the eighteenth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482257
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The original argument (1): 'Chu Hsi versus Lu Hsiang-shan' (Chu-Lu i T'ung): a philosophical interpretation; 2. The original argument (2): Wang Yang-ming and the problematic of 'Chu Hsi versus Lu Hsiang-shan'; 3. The critical dimension in the Confucian mode of thinking: the conception of the Way as the basis for criticism of the political establishment; 4. Li Fu: an example of the Lu-Wang scholar in the Ch'ing (1): his life; 5. Li Fu: an example of the Lu-Wang scholar in the Ch'ing (2): his thought; 6. Li Fu and the philological turn; 7. The price of having a sage-emperor: the assimilation of the Tradition of the Way by the political establishment in the light of Emperor K'ang-hsi's governance.

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