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This index section presents a list of names, concepts and terms occurring in the book Male Friendship in Ming China. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Friends were equally if not more important for those excluded from the imperial bureaucracy since they were one of the main sources of help in finding career alternatives. The tension between suspicion toward and indispensability of friendship constitutes an intriguing paradox in Chinese social and cultural histories. For many, friendships and connections with peers cultivated when studying together in preparation for the examinations, bonds formed when they passed the examinations in the same year, and their relationships with the chief examiners and co-examiners became crucial factors in their future careers.

Keywords: male friendship; Ming China



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