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By Yanwu Gu,Ian Johnston

Gu Yanwu pioneered the late-Ming and early Qing-era perform of Han studying, or Evidential studying, favoring useful over theoretical methods to wisdom. He strongly inspired students to come back to the straightforward, moral precepts of early Confucianism, and in his best-known paintings, Rizhi lu (Record of day-by-day Knowledge), he utilized this paradigm to literature, executive, economics, background, schooling, and philology. This quantity comprises translations of chosen essays from Rizhi lu and Gu Yanwu’s Shiwen Ji (Collected Poems and Essays), in addition to an creation explaining the non-public and political dimensions of the scholar’s work.

Gu Yanwu wrote the essays and poems featured during this quantity whereas touring throughout China through the a long time instantly after the autumn of the Ming Dynasty. They merge own commentary with wealthy articulations of Confucian rules and are, as Gu stated, "not previous coin yet copper dug from the hills." Like a lot of his contemporaries, Gu Yanwu believed the Ming Dynasty had suffered from an overconcentration of strength in its imperative executive and advised decentralizing authority whereas strengthening provincial self-government. In his creation, Ian Johnston recounts Gu Yanwu’s own historical past and stories his released works, in addition to their scholarly reception. Annotations accompany his translations, and a distinct essay on feudalism via Tang Dynasty poet and pupil Liu Zongyuan (773–819) presents perception into Gu Yanwu’s later paintings at the subject.

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