Exploring the Evolution of Confucianism and Taoism in the Late Ming Dynasty from the Perspective of Sexual Culture
Taking the Ming and Qing Novels Involving the Descriptions of Male Love as an Example
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- Confucianism; Taoism; the ideological trend of evolution; male love; the Ming and Qing novels; sexual culture
In the mid and late Ming dynasty, the bud of capitalism appeared, with the rapid development of the commodity economy, which triggered the ideological trend of evolution of the whole society. It cannot be ignored is that the “male love” peaked at this time and the relevant novels are the rage. Almost the whole nation was overwhelmed by this trend, which contains the transition of Confucianism represented by scholars and the secularization tendency of Taoism. Therefore, this research will from the perspective of the special sexual culture to explore the ideological trend of evolution of the Confucian and Taoist in the mid and late Ming, by involving the descriptions of male love of popular novels in the Ming and Qing dynasties as the carrier. This study comfirmed that the change promoted the ethos social trends in the mid and late Ming dynasty, for the majority of scholars to provide a historical profile.
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TY - CONF AU - Xie Lu AU - Bei Zhang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - Exploring the Evolution of Confucianism and Taoism in the Late Ming Dynasty from the Perspective of Sexual Culture BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 493 EP - 499 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.094 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.094 ID - Lu2021 ER -