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Community schools and the state in Ming China /
Sarah Schneewind.
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Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, c2006.
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x, 298 p.
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0804751749 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, c2006.
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0804751749 (cloth : alk. paper)
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5876566
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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According to imperial edict in pre-modern China, an elementary school was to be established in every village in the empire for any boy to attend. This book looks at how the schools worked, how they changed over time, and who promoted them and why. Over the course of the Ming period (1368-1644), schools were sponsored first by the emperor, then by the central bureaucracy, then by local officials, and finally by the people themselves. The changing uses of schools helps us to understand how the Ming state related to society over the course of nearly 300 years, and what they can show us about community and political debates then and now.
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"... a substantial, refined, and very readable analysis of the development and significance of village elementary schools, called 'community schools'shexue, in Ming China (1368-1644)."New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
" ... a substantial, refined, and very readable analysis of the development and significance of village elementary schools, called ' community schools' "shexue," in Ming China (1368-1644)." -- "New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies"
"... a substantial, refined, and very readable analysis of the development and significance of village elementary schools, called 'community schools' shexue, in Ming China (1368-1644)."-- New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
"... a substantial, refined, and very readable analysis of the development and significance of village elementary schools, called 'community schools'shexue, in Ming China (1368-1644)."--New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
"..meticulously researched and eloquently written..."American Historical Review
.,"meticulously researched and eloquently written..."-- "American Historical Review"
"..meticulously researched and eloquently written..."-- American Historical Review
"..meticulously researched and eloquently written..."--American Historical Review
"Sarah Schneewind must be thanked for producing a clearly argued, comprehensive, and up-to-date study on the subject. This book will be most useful for anyone interested in Ming political and social history."-- Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
"Sarah Schneewind must be thanked for producing a clearly argued, comprehensive, and up-to-date study on the subject. This book will be most useful for anyone interested in Ming political and social history."--Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
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Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Table of Ming Reign Periodsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Shaky Foundations: The Early Mingp. 6
Borders and Bureaucrats: The Middle Mingp. 33
Heroes of the High Mingp. 58
Philosophy and Politics in Community School Curriculap. 94
Community Schools in Ming Societyp. 112
The Locality Fights Back: The Late Mingp. 138
Conclusionp. 163
Appendixesp. 171
Notesp. 181
Gazetteers Consultedp. 255
Works Citedp. 271
List of Chinese Termsp. 287
Indexp. 291
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