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Unformatted text preview: patronage networks led to his nullification in military and governmental affairs. The internal hypocrisy of the bureaucracy led Li Chih to the life of a lonely scholar and eventually pushed him into suicide. The Wan-Li Emperor represents the most extreme application, as the civil servants expected him to be a non-person, operating without emotion which eventually drove him to withdraw from public affairs. 1 Rodney L. Taylor no title review of 1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline by Ray Huang, JSTOR Article . 1 Book Response: Susan Mann Thesis type thingy on First paragraph of Shedding the Mild Teeth: By delving into the abnormality of footbinding Mann contrasts Qing culture with todays to bring home her point about the strange position of women in this era. 2...
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