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Research on System Culture of Patriarchal Clan of the Area South of the Yangtze River in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

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DOI: 10.25236/ssah.2017.47


Lixing Xu

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Lixing Xu


The elites in the Yuan Dynasty were not in a good way to participate in politics, and the elite began to take the main position of patriarchal clan system. The clan system to shift the public, autonomy in the Ming Dynasty, through the past genealogy system designed to build the temple, repair spectrum, formulate rules together, strengthen political nature. The Qing Dynasty further reduced the clan. The Ming and Qing Dynasties literati by building clan people, maintain social order, caused by this process and organization of the clan. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, clan system had strict hierarchy, adjusted patriarchal property relations, protected patriarchal marriage and inheritance system, and maintained patriarchal social order. The clan field system clan South developed, not only relieving people, and support people reading through the imperial examination to the court and to transport personnel, politics closely. The construction of patriarchal clan system in Ming and Qing Dynasties embodies the system of gathering, collecting, preserving and living the Chinese people, exploring and pursuing governance experience is worth studying. In the central part of Zhejiang Province, Jinhua pays great attention to the correction of the ancient times, and attracts many scholars and scholars to participate in it. It has preserved many precious documents, which is typical and has higher research value. This paper intends to summarize and summarize the research literature of patriarchal culture in the Jiangnan during Ming and Qing dynasties.


Family system, Clan rule, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jinhua.