The Rise and Fall of Confucian Ideology in Eastern Han Dynasty: From the Perspective of Interaction Between the Scholars and the Regime



The rise and fall of Confucian ideology in Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD - 220 AD) are an important research subject in the research of Confucian history of the Han Dynasty. From the perspective of the interaction between Confucianism and the regime, studying the rise and fall of the Confucian ideology is to take the ideology of Confucianism as a social structural factor. The mutual adjustment relation between the Confucian ideology and the realistic politics can be showed from the mutual adjustment between the scholars and the regime. The study of the interaction between the scholars and the regime is mainly conducted in two dimensions, which are the objective change of Confucian scholars’ political situations and the subjective change of Confucian scholars’ self-evaluation standards.


Confucianism; Ideology; Scholars

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