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Where does Neo-Confucianism a movement that from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries profoundly influenced the way people understood the world and responded to it fit into our story of China s history?

This interpretive, at times polemical, inquiry into the Neo-Confucian engagement with the literati as the social and political elite, local society, and the imperial sta
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Paperback, 366 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Harvard University Press (first published November 15th 2008)
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Peter Kees Bol is a Harvard College Professor and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century. He is the author of "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History, coauthor of Sung ...more
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