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Harvard East Asian Monographs 269

The Sea of Learning

Mobility and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Guangzhou

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674021341

Publication Date: 10/30/2006


450 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 line illustrations, 5 tables

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Miles has written a history of intellectuals rather than an intellectual history; specifically, those supporting the 1817–1903 Xuehaitang (Sea of Learning Hall). Xuehaitang intellectuals transferred Jiangnan formulas of Han evidential learning to South China to challenge the dominant Song dynastic Cheng-Zhu Confucian school. Miles presents a fine analysis of these schools’ competing views and also the acceptance by some of Han-Song syncretism.—V. J. Symons, Choice

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