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Rulership and Ritual Action in the Chinese Realm

Evelyn S. Rawski

in The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Confucian state ritual arena. Within Confucian political thought, there was a basic tension between two principles of legitimation—virtue or heredity—that remained ... More


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