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Author Walton, Linda A.

Title Academies and society in Southern Sung China / Linda Walton.

Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c1999.


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 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.951 WALT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Geographies: Intellectual, Economic, and Sacred. 1. From Northern to Southern Sung: Academies and the True Way Movement. 2. Shrines, Schools, and Shih: the Thirteenth-Century Academy Movement. 3. The Academy Movement: Economic and Sacred Geography -- Pt. 2. Academies in the Society and Culture of the Southern Sung Shih. 4. Kin and Community: From Family School to Academy. 5. Social Integration and Cultural Legitimacy: Academies and the Community of Shih. 6. Academies and the Learning of the Shih, CA. 1225-1275.
Summary Academies belonged to a broad constellation of educational institutions that flourished in the Sung (960-1279), an era marked by profound changes in economy, technology, thought, society, and political order. The impressive growth in numbers of academies during the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries has been related to the rise of a new set of ideas known as True Way Learning (tao-hsueh) and to the use of academies by intellectual leaders such as Chu Hsi to promote their doctrines. This study, the first comprehensive look at the Southern Sung (1127-1279) academy movement, explains the rise of the academies not only as a product of intellectual change, but also as part of broader economic, political, cultural, and religious transformations taking place in China.
Subject Education -- China -- History.
Learned institutions and societies -- China -- History.
China -- Civilization -- 960-1644.
China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279.
ISBN 0824819624 (alk. paper)