By Greenbaum, M.D.
Focussing on Chen Jiru's writings, this learn explores a few of the ways in which Chen marketed himself to potential readers, and how that advertisement and political pursuits used his personae for his or her personal ends, from the 17th century to the current.
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Richard von Glahn, Fountain of Fortune, p. 5. There were of course many domestic reasons for the 26 introduction xxxix respect to the social anxiety of the ‘aristocracy’ in France and England of a similar period is so apposite to some of the issues involved here that it is well worth quoting. Writing on the increasing difÀculty members of the nobility had in distinguishing themselves from those who now had money by Ànancial means alone, one historian wrote of the nobility that: They held one advantage, however, which was impregnable: unlike the parvenus, they were already in possession of the territory, and had been for some time.
11:2, p. 116. 31 Ho Ping-ti, “Aspects of Social Mobility in China, 1368–1911” Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 1:4, p. 338. introduction xli quote a passage from each biography as a way of introducing some of the issues that will be taken up in this book. Biographies of Chen The following is an excerpt from the biography of Chen that appears in the History of the Ming: Some have criticised the selecting of triÁing words and common affairs that he annotated and collected into books.
Feng had been posted for some years to the south-west and enjoyed a reputation as a lover of scenic travel. He often went on excursions to see places and people of interest and may well have met, or at the very least, heard of Mu at that time. Mu was also well known in ofÀcial circles, especially in the capital, for his successful repression of ‘rebellions’ and for his donations to the state from around 1618. It is quite possible that Dong Qichang would have heard of him there. See Chaoyang Fang and L.