Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in by Ying Zhang

By Ying Zhang

During the Ming-Qing transition (roughly from the 1570s to the 1680s), literati-officials in China hired public different types of writing, paintings, and social spectacle to offer optimistic ethical pictures of themselves and detrimental photographs in their competitors. the increase of print tradition, the dynastic swap, and the proliferating techniques to Confucian ethical cultivation jointly gave form to this new political tradition. Confucian photograph Politics considers the ethical pictures of officials�as fathers, sons, husbands, and friends�circulated in a number of media in and out the courtroom. It exhibits how energy negotiations came about via individuals� invocations of Confucian moral beliefs in political assaults, self-expression, self-defense, dialogue of politically delicate concerns, and literati neighborhood rebuilding after the dynastic switch. this primary book-length learn of early glossy chinese language politics from the point of view of severe men�s background exhibits how images�the Donglin reliable, the Fushe pupil, the turncoat figure�were created, circulated, and contested to serve political purposes.

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