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This chapter provides concluding comments for this book. Undoubtedly, Wang Yangming foresaw that his unauthorized departure might cause controversy and even leave him liable for prosecution, which is why he made every effort in his petition to explain why affairs in Guangxi were in good enough order that the emperor could feel at ease. Huang Wan recounts many other events at the capital that demonstrate how, while carrying out his last assignment in life, Wang Yangming became the unwitting pawn of an emerging power struggle for dominance at the Ming court among the very coterie of men who had risen to power on the tide of their support for the Jiajing emperor. The motives behind Gui E's attacks on Wang Yangming need not concern us greatly. In an edict, the emperor stated that Wang had dishonored former Confucians by putting forward doctrines harmful to the learning of the mind-heart.

Keywords: Confucians; Guangxi; Gui E; Huang Wan; Jiajing emperor; Ming court; Wang Yangming

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