Beyond Flattery: Legitimating Political Participation in a Ming Living Shrine

@article{Schneewind2013BeyondFL,
  title={Beyond Flattery: Legitimating Political Participation in a Ming Living Shrine},
  author={Sarah Schneewind},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={72},
  pages={345 - 366}
}
Ming (1368–1644) subjects of all classes, theoretically without a voice in the selection of bureaucratic personnel and setting of government policy in their hometowns, exploited the dynamic tensions within the orthodox Mandate of Heaven ideology to claim a legitimate political voice through one ubiquitous yet understudied local institution, the pre-mortem shrine. Meant to express gratitude to good magistrates and prefects moving on to other positions, the shrines were suspect as flattering an… Expand
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