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Hua Jing (Floral Mirror) as discussed in Zhou Zuo-ren’s “Naturalist Discourses”
the Ming and Qing Dynasties, modern, naturalist (as a modifier), Hua Jing, Zhou Zuo-ren
|Issue Date:||2018-02-06 16:27:23 (UTC+8)|
This article explores the significance of Hua Jing, literati “Pulu” (a way of registering/compiling documents) in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, on the “naturalist discourses” written by Zhou Zuo-ren. Hua Jing has inspired and influenced Zhou in his perception of the external things and his outlook on the world long before the introduction of the western natural history or biology which later also modify his way of thought. Hua Jing helps Zhou in his exploration of nature, inspiring him how to think outside the paradigm of classics about the objects of actual observation and how those things can be put down in writing. Moreover, this paper also touches on why Zhou compares “Pulu” with “the textual researches on names of things” kept on bookcases of the so called classicists – this involves Hua Jing in the application of his expounding ideological issues. Hua Jing as discussed in Zhou’s naturalist discourses in light of life issues as well as writing modes is thus linked up to new paradigm of morality, modern knowledge, and literary movements.
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