Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China by C. S. Huang
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Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China
By C. S. Huang

Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China

Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing

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Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China by C. S. Huang

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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 emperors - K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng, and Chien-lung - whom 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 clearly written account of the Lu-Wang and Ch'eng-Chu schools from the twelfth century to the eighteenth. In a clear, succinct style, Huang explains the historical differences between the Ch'eng-Chu and Lu-Wang schools without sacrificing the subtleties of either. The book culminates in a discussion of the hero-emperor K'ang-hsi's appropriation of the 'Tradition of the Way' from his intellectual officials, which denied them their traditional role as moral censors and critics of the emperor's exercise of authority.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521482257
ISBN-10: 0521482259
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 226
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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