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The Lively World of Ming Dynasty Thought - Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity. By Rivi Handler-Spitz. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. xiii, 239 pp. ISBN: 9780295741505 (cloth, also available as e-book). - Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China. By Chang Woei Ong. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. xi, 354 pp. ISBN: 9780674970595 (cloth). - Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China. By Ying Zhang. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. xvi, 306 pp. ISBN: 9780295998534 (cloth, also available as e-book).

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1 Here he was joined by his Shaanxi compatriot Kang Hai (1475–1541). Jiegen, Han 韓結根, Kang Hai Nianpu 康海年譜 [Biography of Kang Hai] (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 1993).

2 Handler-Spitz, Rivi, “Provocative Texts: Li Zhi, Montaigne, and the Promotion of Critical Judgment in Early Modern Readers,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR) 35 (2013): 123–53.

3 Ng, On-cho, “The Epochal Concept of ‘Early Modernity’ and the Intellectual History of Late Imperial China,” Journal of World History 14, no. 1 (2003): 3761.

4 Ibid., 60.

5 See especially Plaks, Andrew, The Four Masterworks of the Ming Novel: Ssu ta ch'i shu (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987); and the introduction and all notes to Roy, David T.'s monumental translation of Jin Ping Mei—The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, 5 vols. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993–2013). For Ming drama publication, see Carlitz, Katherine, “Printing as Performance: Literati Playwright-Publishers of the Late Ming,” in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China, eds. Brokaw, Cynthia J. and Chow, Kai-wing (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), 267303.

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