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Concluding Remarks

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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which focuses on the writings that Chen Jiru produced, and the non-literary objects associated with Chen's name. Taken together, Chen, his publishing activities, those attributed to him, and his position in the public imagination of the late Ming, indicate an incipient modernism in late-Ming China. Whether Chen's name will fade into relative obscurity once more, as it did in the eighteenth century, or enjoy a successful career in association with non-literary products is a matter for the future. One thing certain now is the perceived success and relevance of the Clandestine Jottings. As the Ming dynasty is a world far removed from the present-day Chinese imagination, being earlier than all of the 'Qing dynasty' period dramas that monopolise the television screen as the imperial past, the Clandestine Jottings can be promoted as a classical work offering meaningful philosophical thought relevant to everyone.

Keywords: Chen Jiru; Clandestine Jottings; late-Ming China; Qing dynasty



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