Medieval Chinese Society and the Local ''Community'' by Michio Tanigawa

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P This system, the chiu-p'in chung-chengq (Nine Ranks and Arbiter), has been studied in great depth elsewhere and needs no further discussion here. 10 We also see the growth and efflorescence of Chinese culture in the Six Dynasties period. Calligraphy and painting emerge as artistic forms, while new poetic styles and the compilation of the Wen-hsüanr poetry collection appear. And, because Confucianism was not predominant, we see an age in which a freer atmosphere existed for other religions and schools of thought, such as Buddhism and Taoism.

Kawakatsu Yoshio, "La décadence de l'aristocratie chinoise sous les Dynasties du Sud," Acta Asiatica 21 (1971), pp. 1338; and Kawakatsu, "L'aristocratie," pp. 107160; Doris Heyde, "Haozu und dörfliche Gemeinde in China von 3 bis 6 Jahrhundert. Zu Tanigawa Michios Theorie von der Kommune in China," Altorientalische Forschungen IV (1976), pp. V. Maliavin, "Kiotaskaia shkola i problema 'Srednykh vekov' v istorii Kitaia," Narodi Azii i Afriki 2 (1981), pp. V. V. Maliavin], "Ching-tu hsüeh-p'ai ho Chung-kuo li-shih shang te 'Chung-shih-chi' wen-t'i" (The Kyoto school and the problem of the "medieval period" in Chinese history), Chungkuo shih yen-chiu tung-t'ai 34 (October 1981), pp.

XI), Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1957, pp. 387414. 11. , Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1984. 12. 5 (May 1922). This essay is reprinted in Naito's collected works, Naito Konan zenshu* , Chikuma shobo, 19691976, Vol. VIII, pp. 111119. , M. E. Sharpe, Publishers, 1984, pp. 8899. 13. See Naito's Shina joko* shi (Ancient Chinese history) and his Shina chuko* no bunka (Medieval Chinese culture), both in Naito Konan zenshu, Vol. X. Naito often cited as his authority on the aristocracy in this period the eighteenth-century Chinese historian Chao I .

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