According To Imperial Edict In Pre Modern China, An Elementary School Was To Be Established In Every Village In The Empire For Any Boy To Attend This Book Looks At How The Schools Worked, How They Changed Over Time, And Who Promoted Them And Why Over The Course Of The Ming Period 1368 1644 , Schools Were Sponsored First By The Emperor, Then By The Central Bureaucracy, Then By Local Officials, And Finally By The People Themselves The Changing Uses Of Schools Helps Us To Understand How The Ming State Related To Society Over The Course Of Nearly 300 Years, And What They Can Show Us About Community And Political Debates Then And Now.
Schneewind teaches Chinese history at the University of California, San Diego Her scholarly work explores how people dealt with imperial power, how state power negotiated with society, and how historical texts were constructed and read in political context She is currently writing a study of the biographies of an early Ming scholar official executed for corruption and honored as an incorrupt off
- 312 pages
- Community Schools and the State in Ming China
- Sarah Schneewind
- 12 April 2017 Sarah Schneewind