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Travis Brunk Brian Arendt China Since 1644 29 January 2011 Exhortations on Ceremony and Deference Exhortations on Ceremony and Deference is the manuscript of a speech given by an 18 th century salt-commissioner, Wang Youpu. During this time, the Qing dynasty mandated that twice monthly lectures be given to the public in every county. On these occasions officials would explain the Sacred Edict of the Kangxi emperor and the amplifications of the new Yongzheng Emperor. These speeches were given to inform the uneducated as to the manner in which they are expected to behave, as directed by the Emperor. The speakers were told to give the addresses “in the local vernacular and to draw examples from everyday life”. In this example, Wang speaks on the merits of being courteous to each other. He speaks of many unique situations in which “ceremony and deference” definitively play to the citizen’s advantage, whereas their admittedly pervasive envy and arrogance will lead to great misfortunes. These situations vary
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course BUSINESS 100 taught by Professor Betker during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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