Review: Action in Late Ming Thought: The Re-orientation of Lu K’un and Other Scholar-Officials by Joanna F. Handlin.

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A review of J.F. Handlin's 1983 book published by University of California Press which shows the re-orientation of a number of late Ming Confucian-minded scholar-officials, including Lü Kun (1536-1618), Luo Rufang (1515-1588), Hai Rui (1515-1587), Yang Dongming (1548-1624), and Feng Congwu (1556-1627), to a "fact-centered outlook" to play the role as "doctor to society".
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
JournalJournal of Oriental Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984


  • Late Ming thought
  • Lü Kun (1536-1618)
  • Luo Rufang (1515-1588)
  • Hai Rui (1515-1587)
  • Yang Dongming (1548-1624)
  • Feng Congwu (1556-1627)

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