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Medicine and Society in Late Imperial China
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Medicine and Society in Late Imperial China

Medicine and Society in Late Imperial China explores the vibrant medical landscape in late imperial China (1600-1850), focusing on one of the most cultured and elegant cities in the lower Yangzi region, Suzhou.

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The Five Confucian Classics
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The Five “Confucian” Classics

The Five Classics associated with Confucius formed the core curriculum in the education of Chinese literati throughout most of the imperial period.

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confucius
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Confucius

For more than two thousand years, Confucius (551-479 B.C.) has been a fundamental part of China’s history. His influence as a moral thinker remains powerful to this day.

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The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

In The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism Michael Ing describes how early Confucians coped with situations where their rituals failed to achieve their intended aims.

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Chinese Aesthetics and Literature
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Chinese Aesthetics and Literature

This comprehensive introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature includes the major modern genres of poetry, fiction, and drama.

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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World
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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World

Traditionally, scholars of Chinese literature have viewed Wu Jingzi’s The Scholars (ca. 1750) as the first satiric novel of Chinese literature.

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The Scholars
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The Scholars

A masterpiece from the Ming dynasty, Wu Ching-tzu’s The Scholars ranks with Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West, and the Water Margin as one of the greatest classic novels of China.

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