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Joanna F. Handlin
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)

The Reorientation of Lu K'un (1536-1618) and Other Ming Dynasty Scholar-Officials

To examine the reorientation of Lu K'un (1536-1618) and other Ming dynasty scholar-officials in several areas. To examine the breakdown of the solidarity of scholar-officials and the development of a new cohesion between scholar-officials and commoners. The study will show that as scholar-officials entered into a dialogue with the commoners there emerged new ideas such as a modified popular consensus, a shift from abstract principles to concrete goals as the basis for a sense of community, and the use of laws to protect individual desires.

Project fields:
East Asian History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,515 (approved)
$15,515 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 6/30/1977