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Li Ruohui

) points out that there is a statement in the Ren Fa (任法, Relying on law) Chapter of Guanzi which could be drawn as theoretical support for the legality of statute law, which affirmed the monarch as the creator of law and requires his subjects to comply with it: “The ruler creates the law; the

Cao Feng (曹峰)

of names focused on the core subject of logic and laid the basis for diverse developments of the subject in the early Qin Dynasty . . . its basic subject matter included the meanings and requirements of names, the relationship between a name and its referent, as well as why the referent was primary

Guofu Cheng

and blaspheme the court. One must not consider the book lacking for this reason.” 15 These quotations make clear that The Dream of the Red Chamber contains many instances of taboo avoidance in writing. The novel was subject to the influence of the oppressive policies of the time, and this

Lifeng Han

a tool of the imperial state in the operation of power. It was a choreographed public performance that was meant to display imperial power and authority before its subjects and to articulate the political and cultural agenda of the state. The Early History of Mount Tai Mount Tai, also known

Zhenjun Zhang

disappeared. 2 Bringing the Subject in Question into Clearer View Tradition has it that Song Yu, a famous rhapsody writer, wrote the noted “Rhapsody on Gaotang” and “Rhapsody on the Goddess” to depict encounters between King Huai 懷 of Chu 楚 [r. 328-299 bce ] and King Xiang 襄 of Chu [r. 298-263 bce

Wei Shang

controversies or subjected to lively debate. This refusal to place characters and events safely in the unchanging and suspenseless past is a unique characteristic of Wu’s narrative style. Ma Chunshang is an excellent example. He makes his debut in chapter 13. In chapter 17, Kuang Chaoren returns to Hangzhou

Joshua Mason

, has been the subject of debate from the classical Mohists to modern legal reformers. Huang suggests that graded love is the cause of conflicts, because people will inevitably fight for the interests of those who are close to them (67). This brings us to the second key concept, interests [ li ], which

Feng Tianyu

. First, it runs counter to the original Chinese meaning of fengjian (enfeoffed land which was not subject to transferable trading; decentralized political power and a great many vassals). Second, it severely deviates from the western connotation of “feudalism” (conferring land and ranks upon vassals

Johannes Kaminski

analysis, the intellectual horizons of eighteenth-century feudal society and the twentieth century are not neatly distinguished—like the two water levels in a lock—but meet directly: water from upstream is not hindered from flowing downstream. The past becomes subject to the relentless judgment of the

Megan Liu

( 1998 ): 7. 3 Joan Tumblety, Memory and History: Understanding Memory as Source and Subject (New York: Routledge, 2013 ). 4 James Burnham Sedgwick, “Memory on Trial: Constructing and Contesting the ‘Rape of Nanking’ at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1946-1948,” Modern