Symptoms of an Unruly Age
Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity
The paradoxes, ironies, and self-contradictions that pervade these works are symptomatic of the hypocrisy, social posturing, and counterfeiting that afflicted both Chinese and European societies at the turn of the seventeenth century.
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"Symptoms of an Unruly Age will become indispensable reading for any serious China scholar looking for amodel of how to write China into a global context or hoping to understand Li Zhi from a fresh and compelling perspective."—Maram Epstein, Modern Philology
"A bold book. Rivi Handler-Spitz brilliantly shows that Montaigne and Postel were not alone in the world in thinking that they were living in an age of uncertainty. Li Zhi and others in Ming China were struggling with many of the same doubts about language and value."—Timothy Brook, author of The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties
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