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The Zhouli As The Late Qing Path To The Future

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Among the Chinese texts elevated to the rank of Classic, the Rituals of Zhou is unique by offering, not a record of things past or a collection of earlier documents, but a general blueprint for setting up a state. During the late Qing, the reference to the order and prosperity prevailing under the Three Dynasties of China's golden age, and the failure within China to continue along this path and even transmit the sophisticated technologies that had been known at that time, became a standard trope to set up a critical discourse on the state of the present and to open the door for a discussion of the advantages of Western institutions.

Keywords: China; late Qing; Zhouli



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