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Other Ways Of Being Local In Ming Ji'An

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Ouyang Shoudao and Liu Chenweng, Luling men who lived at the end of the Southern Song and the beginning of the Yuan dynasty, felt drawn to the temples in the local landscape. They wrote long texts about these temples, providing shared histories for their communities, and positioning themselves as leaders and active members within these communities. By the middle of the Ming, or by the beginning of the sixteenth century, Ji’an had largely become terra cognita. Literati from Ji’an, thinkers, teachers, philosophers, played leading roles in one of the most significant transformations of late imperial intellectual culture: the diffusion of Wang Yangming’s ‘School of the Mind’. This chapter illustrates a growth of interest in other institutions that served as sites of community interest.

Keywords: literati; Ming Ji’an; Southern Song; Yuan dynasty



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