2015-2016 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
Li Guangdi (1642-1718) and the official Cheng-Zhu learning in the Early Qing: A critical Study of the interaction between Li and Kangxi emperor
余子銓先生 Mr Yu Tsz Chuen
Date and Time: March 18, 2016 (Friday); 5:30-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Li Guangdi (1642-1718) was a prominent scholar-official in the early Qing (1644-1912), who was acknowledged for his contributions to the political and intellectual development of his times. However, he was also ciritcized for flattering the Kangxi Emperor (1654-1722, reigned 1661-1722), an enthusiast of the Cheng-Zhu Neo-Confucian School, by adopting the Cheng-Zhu doctrines and belittling those of the Lu–Wang School in his studies. In fact, despite consulting the official Cheng-Zhu interpretation, Li always tried to synthesize the Cheng-Zhu, Lu-Wang and other Neo-Confucian ideas and give his own understanding in the preach of Confucian teaching.. This seminar will attempt to provide a new perspective on the early-Qing official scholarship from the academic interaction between Li and the emperor.
ALL ARE WELCOME!