Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China

Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China

by Chang Woei Ong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674970595
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series , #104
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Chang Woei Ong is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I Historical and Intellectual Background

1 North and South: Li the Man and His World 27

2 Taking the Past as a Model in the Song-Ming Period 70

Part II Understanding the Cosmos

3 Patterns of the Cosmos 117

4 The Human World as Part of the Cosmos 135

Part III Learning for the State

5 Institutions for Learning 165

6 The Content of Learning 190

Part IV Expressing the Self

7 Prose 219

8 Poetry 244

Conclusion: Toward an Understanding of Li Mengyang's Legacy 271

Abbreviations 323

Bibliography 325

Index 347

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