Click to download the short essay Ming Thought and Chinese Identity.


This resource for educators and the general public was produced in conjunction with our professional development workshop "Ming Thought and Chinese Identity." 


Specific topics covered include the Ming dynasty as a reaction to the “foreign” Yuan dynasty and a return to a newly imagined Chinese culture, the role of the Neo-Confucian worldview as a new “Chinese” identity, how that worldview pertains to Ming domestic and foreign policy, and the role of the individual in Ming society.


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