Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing (review)

Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School... 446 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1997 Chin-shing Huang. Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing. Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature, and Institutions Series, vol. 20. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xviii, 204 pp. Hardcover, isbn 0-521-48225-9. Chin-shing Huang is to be commended for his delivery to the scholarly world of the first book-length study of Li Fu, a neglected and important early Ch'ing philosopher of the Neo-Confucian School of the Mind. Although founded by Lu Chiuyüan (or Lu Hsiang-shan) as early as the twelfth century, not until the emergence of Wang Shou-jen (1472-1529), generally known as Wang Yang-ming, did this school reach its full maturity. Hence it has commonly been referred to as the LuWang school. Its upsurge resulted from the intellectual ferment of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), an age that witnessed die flourishing of a variety of religious and philosophical currents. Characterized by its individualistic approach and intuitive methodology, it was a school that encouraged free speculation, attracted more followers, and, therefore, weakened its rival, the Ch'eng-Chu orthodoxy. The Ch'ing conquest of China in 1644 ushered in a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing (review)

China Review International, Volume 4 (2) – Mar 30, 1997

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446 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1997 Chin-shing Huang. Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing. Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature, and Institutions Series, vol. 20. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xviii, 204 pp. Hardcover, isbn 0-521-48225-9. Chin-shing Huang is to be commended for his delivery to the scholarly world of the first book-length study of Li Fu, a neglected and important early Ch'ing philosopher of the Neo-Confucian School of the Mind. Although founded by Lu Chiuyüan (or Lu Hsiang-shan) as early as the twelfth century, not until the emergence of Wang Shou-jen (1472-1529), generally known as Wang Yang-ming, did this school reach its full maturity. Hence it has commonly been referred to as the LuWang school. Its upsurge resulted from the intellectual ferment of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), an age that witnessed die flourishing of a variety of religious and philosophical currents. Characterized by its individualistic approach and intuitive methodology, it was a school that encouraged free speculation, attracted more followers, and, therefore, weakened its rival, the Ch'eng-Chu orthodoxy. The Ch'ing conquest of China in 1644 ushered in a

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