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PastimesFrom Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography$
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Shana J. Brown

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834982

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

The Future of a Pastime

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(p.141) Epilogue
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Pastimes
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Shana J. Brown

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0008

This epilogue discusses the survival and persistence of jinshi in the twentieth century. It considers the rise of a patriotic archaeology that sought to substantiate the great age of Chinese civilization and undermine the less Nationalistic implications of the “doubting antiquity” movement. It also examines the influence of jinshi scholars Luo Zhenyu and Wang Guowei on antiquarianism in China as well as the overlap between the fields of history and archaeology, along with the interrelationships among jinshi and art practice, ritual studies, and other elements of the traditional pastime. Finally, it stresses the paramount rationale of jinshi: the perpetuation of the Chinese nation and its history that will secure the future of the pastime.

Keywords:   jinshi, archaeology, doubting antiquity, Luo Zhenyu, Wang Guowei, antiquarianism, history, art, ritual studies, pastime

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