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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019


  • Vincent S. Leung, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 177-180


The Epilogue summarizes the key findings of each chapter, and reflects on some of the larger implications of the basic argument of the book, namely that engagements with the past in early China were less a matter of cultural attitude than they were deliberate ideological mobilization towards various political ends.