The 17th Chinese Utopia——The new conceiving of society of Ming- yi Dai- fang Lu by Huang Zongxi
Date: April 20th time
Venue: Shaanxi Normal University Changan campus Wenhui building A 409 room
Hosted by: Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences Shaanxi Normal University
About the Lecture:
Mingyi Daifang Lu present a system of political and social appeals for end of the Ming dynasty.Under a careful examination and taking all the previous interpretation and comments,this article concludes that this document deserves a fresh interpretation.With an approach of combining the study of historical facts with the text of Mingyi Daifang Lu,this article argues that the political and social appeal is towards an enlightened Imperial Agric- mercantile Society.Such a design of political and social system,which takes the actual experience of the Ming history under consideration and takes Confucianism dominating traditional Chinese political and social philosophy as a resource of thinking,are not direct suggestion of Capitalism or democratic societies.Rather,it is an intellectual demonstration of one of the several potentials of the Chinese society and civilization in the 17th century.