By William L. Cleveland, Martin Bunton
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After the Huang Chao rebellion (875–884) many cultured families from the central plain moved here. Some stayed while others moved on, but local customs became more cultured and elegant (wen ya). By the rise of 12 Cheng Wen 程文, “Song Jie zhu bu zhi guan Jixi xu 送揭主簿之官績溪序 [An Essay for Assistant Magistrate Jie on His New Appointment in Jixi],” in Xin’an wenxian zhi, juan 20. 13 The fledgling service-based literati culture in Huizhou hardly contributed to demonstrating the area’s distinctiveness. By contrast, its landscape-derived virtues better served the rising localist sentiment.
In the Southern Song, literati culture was still relatively novel in Huizhou, and was heavily defined by public service. Both of these features are addressed in Luo Yuan’s gazetteer: Since the Han ... people here have been known for their fierce defense of their homeland. Later there gradually appeared men of letters (wen shi). After the Huang Chao rebellion (875–884) many cultured families from the central plain moved here. Some stayed while others moved on, but local customs became more cultured and elegant (wen ya).
The first part of this chapter documents the literati construction of Huizhou’s image. The second outlines the kinds of trade engaged in by the huishang and traces the geographical reach of their activities. Together these set the stage for the investigation of the huishang’s translocal practices and their impact on spatial order, which follow in succeeding chapters. Huizhou in the Literati Imagination: Locality as a Microcosm of the Realm The Soil and the People: Song Discourse on Huizhou’s Distinctiveness The notion of Huizhou’s topography-based distinctiveness emerged in the Southern Song together with a discourse that claimed the authority of the local in matters of judging a person’s moral credentials.
A History of the Modern Middle East (5th Edition) by William L. Cleveland, Martin Bunton