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Male Friendship In Ming China: An Introduction

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The four articles assembled here, originally presented at the panel on "Male Friendship in the Ming Dynasty" at the annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies in San Francisco (April 6-9, 2006), are an effort of interdisciplinary collaboration among four scholars in the fields of history, musicology, and literary studies to explore how male friendship was theorized, practiced, and represented in Ming China. The second half of the Ming dynasty saw an explosion of friendship discourses as well as the rise of a cult of friendship among many educated males. It reviews relevant scholarship and tries to show how the four articles contribute to a better appreciation of the complexities of friendship as it was theorized and practiced by Chinese males in Ming China. The study of male friendship requires diverse approaches and collaboration among scholars from different disciplines.

Keywords: male friendship; Ming China



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