BARBARIANS IN THE CHINESE
The Han dynasty work (2nd century CE) titled
Shuowen Jiezi (Explanation of writing
and the interpretation of characters) offers these
Yi : . . . Level; flat.
From big (per
The dismantling of the Chinese tributary syst
THE UNEQUAL TREATY
SYSTEM AND ITS LEGACY
Last session: WastheOpiumWarinevitable?Whyorwhynot?
Who were the primary leaders of the Self- Strengthening Movement at the
capital and in the
For some 2000 years, Confucianism was state orthodoxythe official framework for
understanding all value-related issues in Chinese life, but . . .
Confucianismlike Buddhism, Daoism
The Three Character
Classic (Sanzi ling; Eff-$3?)
Note: This work is often attributed to Wang Yinglin EEﬁEfﬁ (1223—1296)
with later elaborations by various authors. During the Ming and Qing dynas-
ties the Three Character Classic became one of