Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in Late Imperial China

Book Title

Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in Late Imperial China

Type of Work

Book

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Publication Date

1995

Role

Author

Publisher

Stanford University Press

City

Stanford, CA, USA

ISBN

9780804724258

Abstract

Beginning in the Southern Sung, one Confucian sect gradually came to dominate literati culture and, by the Ming dynasty, was canonized as state orthodoxy. This book is a historical and textual critique of the process by which claims to exclusive possession of the truth came to serve power.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Asian Studies, History

Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in Late Imperial China

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