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Flawed Jade: Zhang Dai's Family Biographies

Campbell, Duncan


<title/> In the voluminous writings of the second half of his long life, the bulk of which were produced after the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644, the essayist and historian Zhang Dai (1597-?1684) reveals a particular and pronounced interest in issues to do with the craft of biographical and autobiographical writing. This paper examines several of the family-focused collective biographies later included in the major collection of his writings and discusses aspects of Zhang Dai�s explicit...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Ming Studies
DOI: 10.1179/175975911X12962148497453


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