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Author Yang, Jui-sung, 1963- author.

Title Body, ritual and identity : a new interpretation of the early Qing Confucian Yan Yuan (1635-1704) / by Jui-sung Yang
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 185 pages)
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; volume 132
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 132
Contents Introduction: Why Yan Yuan? -- The formation of a radical anti-Zhu Xi Confucian -- Discontent with "culture" : Yan Yuan's reconfiguration of Confucian learning -- Yan-Li School reconsidered : Li Gong as "disciple" -- From oblivion to glory : the revival of Yan Yuan in modern China -- Conclusion: Body, ritual and identity
Summary "Yan Yuan (1635-1704) has long been a controversial figure in the study of Chinese intellectual and cultural history. Although marginalized in his own time largely due to his radical attack on Zhu Xi (1130-1200), Yan became elevated as a great thinker during the early twentieth century because of the drastic changes of modern Chinese intellectual climate. In Body, Ritual and Identity : A New Interpretation of the Early Qing Confucian Yan Yuan (1635-1704), Yang Jui-sung has demonstrated that the complexity of Yan's ideas and his hatred for Zhu Xi in particular need be interpreted in light of his traumatic life experiences, his frustration over the fall of the Ming dynasty, and anxiety caused by the civil service examination system. Moreover, he should be better understood as a cultural critic of the lifestyle of educated elites of late imperial China. By critically analyzing Yan's changing intellectual status and his criticism that the elite lifestyle was unhealthy and feminine, this new interpretation of Yan Yuan serves to shed new light on our understanding of the features as well as problems of educated elite culture in late imperial China"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 06, 2016)
Subject Yan, Yuan, 1635-1704
Yan, Yuan, 1635-1704 -- Political and social views
Yan, Yuan, 1635-1704 -- Criticism and interpretation
Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200 -- Adversaries
SUBJECT Yan, Yuan, 1635-1704 fast
Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200 fast
Subject Philosophers -- China -- Biography
Confucianists -- China -- Biography
Radicals -- China -- Biography
Elite (Social sciences) -- China -- History
Civil service -- China -- Examinations -- History
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Civil service -- Examinations
Elite (Social sciences)
Political and social views
Qing Dynasty (China)
SUBJECT China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
Subject China
Genre/Form Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016013213
ISBN 9789004318731