Past and Future of the Study on Kong Lineage Archives

Hong GUO, Xiuxian JIANG


Kong lineage archives are the valuable historical materials to study Chinese traditional feudal society, especially the Chinese history during the Ming-Qing period. It has been 60 years since the discovery of Kong lineage archives in 1956 and the studies about them have been more than one century. This paper will make a review of the studies on Kong lineage archives during the past 60 years, and summarize and reveal the previous scholars’ ideas, research directions and methods, and point out limitations of previous study, and finally discuss the future of Kong lineage archives


Kong lineage archives; The Ming and the Qing period; Confucius lands; Confucius family

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