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Lecture Prof. Martin Powers (Univ. of Michigan): „The Shared Struggle for Freer Speech in Early Modern China and England“
24. April 2017, 16:00 - 18:00
In Song times Chinese scholars began collecting exemplary writings on social and political policy as study aids for examination candidates. These compilations included edicts on contrarian political speech by Emperor Han Wendi, and policy documents on equality by statesmen such as Jia Yi, Ouyang Xiu, and Su Shi. Emperor Kangxi had these collections compiled together as examples of the best legal and political thinking in the Chinese tradition. The Jesuits translated