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By Professor Bonnie S McDougall, Anders Hansson

Privateness is a easy idea in discussions at the notion of human rights. this primary publication at the (traditional) chinese language method of the topic indicates that options of privateness were a part of discourse in China from the earliest recorded occasions to the current, with various contents, mechanisms, features and values at assorted occasions and between various teams of individuals. person chapters research inscriptions on early bronzes, scientific case histories within the Ming and Qing dynasties, fictional representations of privateness stories, discussions on private and non-private advantage by way of Liang Qichao, the function (or absence) of privateness matters in letters in early imperial China, and the functionality and values of privateness, secrecy and seclusion within the correspondence among Lu Xun and Xu Guangping. because the first therapy of chinese language strategies of privateness in any language, the booklet is interdiscipinary via nature and will pay specific consciousness to the terminology and method of privateness reports.

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Chu-tsing Li and James C. Y. Watt (New York: Asia Society Galleries, 1987), p. 5. p65 40 26-6-2002, 15:17 solitude, silence and concealment 41 Here is a sketch of an ideal scholar’s studio from the famous literatus and painter Li Rihua (1565-1635): The studio should be situated where the brook twists and bends be­ tween the hills …. Fragrant herbs and thick moss surround the stone foundation. The east building houses the Daoist and Buddhist canon; the west building the Confucian classics. 21 Any full account of privacy and private life in late Imperial China will have to consider how people managed to realise the dreams of seclusion, leisure, self-cultivation and enjoyment of nature and the arts that such retreats were designed to make possible.

16-24. 34 Wu Shouyang, Tian xian zhengli (Zhengzhou: Henan renmin chubanshe, 1987. First ed. 1639), pp. 86-88. The phrase fudi is an allusion to Baopuzi. I am espe­ cially indebted to Liu Xun for providing me with this text. 35 Fu Shan, Yang zhen mi ji, in Dao zang jinghua, ed. Xiao Tianshi (Taipei: Ziyou chubanshe 1974. First ed. 1686) pp. 122-24. p65 48 26-6-2002, 15:17 solitude, silence and concealment 49 chariot [flowing qi] reached the mountaintop and within the vessel the union was consummated.

A mother has personally brewed the medicine for her step-son’s illness, while his siblings look on. From Lü Kun’s Gui fan. 8 To the extent that medicine was in part both a literati pursuit and a domestic art, the doctor’s knowl­ edge was not privileged or esoteric, and opinions were shared and often disputed. When a doctor carried out a consultation at home, discussion of symptoms included the colour, consistency and texture of stool, urine or sputum. It was normal to inquire about a man’s seminal emissions or a woman’s menstrual cycle.

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