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“A Time of Pure Yin”: Forging the Seventeenth-Century Consensus on the Nature of Ming Eunuch Power

Norman A. Kutcher

in Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the thought of three famous thinkers who lived through the fall of the Ming dynasty and rise of the Qing. Each of them: Wang Fuzhi, Huang Zongxi, and Gu Yanwu, had personally ... More


 Clashes among Enlightened Minds

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the first controversy between Miyun Yuanwu and Hanyue Fazang. It details Hanyue's understanding of Tathagata Chan, Patriarch Chan, and the perfect circle. The chapter also ... More


The Supervisory System of Confucian Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Supervision of the State by the Academy

Jiang Qing

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter proposes another institution—the Academy—that is meant to further restrain the power of parliamentarians. In Western constitutionalism, power is limited by means of rights. In Confucian ... More


Waiting for the Dawn: Huang Zongxi’s Critique of the Chinese Dynastic System

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Waiting for the Dawn (Mingyi daifang lu), the first important work of Huang Zongxi (1610–1695). It suggests that Huang's work is the most eloquent and comprehensive statement of ... More


Paper Money in Qing China: Exactly How Common and Reliable Was It by the Early Twentieth Century?

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Western sources by and large did not provide an incisive answer as to the question of precisely why government and privately-issued paper money went into decline in China through much of the late ... More


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