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The Historical And Intellectual Background

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In the absence of a direct means of identifying the outstanding problems that engaged the minds of those prominent in public life, we can but turn to the ideas and protests voiced in those of their utterances that have been preserved. The three responses of Dong Zhongshu of perhaps 134 BCE,3 and some of his other writings, suggest that he was aware of at least some of these problems. The governments of Qin and of the first century of Han had striven to co-ordinate and control the work of the population; a move to leave the people to work without restrictions was now being voiced. The memorials of officials and the texts of imperial edicts reveal not only the incidence of dynastic rivalries and disputes, but also the promotion of different measures to govern the empire, the adoption of different intellectual concepts and a trust in different religious beliefs.

Keywords: Dong Zhongshu; dynastic rivalries; Han; Qin



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