The New and Multiple:Sung Senses of the Past

Hong-Chi Lee

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A study of Sung Chinese historical consciousness, this is the first comprehensive English work on the subject. It presents "new and multiple" as the key ideas for interpretation. Eleven essays by leading Sung scholars in the U.S., Germany, Japan and Taiwan show that there were important developments in both Sung senses of the past and Sung historiography: from conservatism to historical analogy to new worldviews (Ch''ing-li new policy and Chu His''s tao-hsueh), the Sung sought to redefine the human past. The Sung also created or refined the writing of local, universal and genealogical histories, and brought about new visions of China''s past.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages418
ISBN (Print)9789629960964
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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