By David M. Robinson, Dora C. Y. Ching, Chu Hung-Iam, Scarlett Jang, Joseph S. C. Lam, Julia K. Murray, Kenneth M. Swope
This selection of essays unearths the Ming court docket as an area of festival and negotiation, the place a wide solid of actors pursued person and company ends, own corporation formed protocol and elegance, and numerous humans, items, and tastes converged. instead of watching an immutable set of traditions, court docket tradition underwent widespread reinterpretation and rearticulation, approaches pushed by means of speedy own imperatives, mediated via social, political, and cultural interplay. The essays deal with numerous universal topics. First, they reconsider earlier notions of imperial isolation, as a substitute stressing the court’s myriad ties either to neighborhood Beijing society and to the empire as a complete. moment, the court docket used to be faraway from monolithic or static. Palace ladies, clergymen, craftsmen, educators, moralists, warriors, eunuchs, overseas envoys, and others strove to develop their pursuits and forge positive kin with the emperor and each other. eventually, those case stories illustrate the significance of person corporation. The founder’s legacy could have shaped the warp of courtroom practices and tastes, however the weft various significantly. Reflecting the complexity of the court docket, the essays signify numerous views and disciplines—from highbrow, cultural, army, and political to artwork historical past and musicology.
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Yang Qiqiao, For citations to scholarship on links between the Ming court and Tibetan Buddhism, see the bibliographies included in chapters in this volume by Dora Ching (pp. 321-64) and David Robinson (pp. 365-421) . 48. " Iwaki argues persuasively for the influ ence of "commoner" traditions on musical tastes at the Ming court. His analysis of the relation between eunuchs (one main medium through which "commoner" music was transmitted to the court) and civil officials, however, is less compelling.
Culture, Courtiers, and Competition: The Ming Court (1368–1644) (Harvard East Asian Monographs) by David M. Robinson, Dora C. Y. Ching, Chu Hung-Iam, Scarlett Jang, Joseph S. C. Lam, Julia K. Murray, Kenneth M. Swope