The present monograph, primarily a collection of annotated translations of these recent studies, is neither a new appraisal of Li Chih drawing on these materials nor a critical evaluation of the current Chinese scholarship on his life and thought. In a modest way it is an attempt to make these new sources of information more readily accessible to the sinological community to faciliate research. The divisions of this study are: two sections consisting of translations of new materials on Li Chih, with an analytical introduction on the significance of these discoveries, and two appendices of bibliographical accounts of primary and secondary sources down to recent times.
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Part 1: New Light on Li Chih's Family and his Life 1. Li Chih's Family, His home, and his Wife's Tombstone 2. The Grave and Other Burial Inscriptions of Li Cho-wu's Wife, Huang Shih Part 2: New Light on Li Chih's Scholarship and his Works 1. Postscript to the Speciment of Li Chih's Handwriting Preserved in the Shanghai Museum 2. Notes on Li Shih Chi-chuan: The Discovery of an Unpublished Manuscript of Li Chih's Ts'ang-shu 3. Introducing an Important Work of Li Chih: The Ming Block-print Edition of Shuh-kang p'ing-yao 4. Problems Concerning the Authenticity of Shih-Kang p'ing-yao
Hok-lam Chan commenced his own teaching career with an appointment at the University of Auckland in New Zealand from 1967 to 1968, where he taught survey courses that included even contemporary Chinese history.