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Epilogue

Stephen McDowall

in Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9789622090842
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207318 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.003.0008
Epilogue

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As the late-Ming world neared its end taking with it the open culture it had fostered, this proved to be a challenge for the educated élite as they had to transition into the new era of Qing rule. The censorship of Qian's works and the posthumous denunciation of him by the Qianlong Emperor meant that his art was in danger of being erased from the literary scene. Although the emperor ruled in 1769 that all volumes of Qian's works be burned, such efforts proved to be unsuccessful.

Keywords: Qing rule; Qianlong Emperor; transition; late-Ming

Chapter.  404 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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