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Literati's Gathering - section.
by Wu Wei
吴伟 (1459-1508).
Scholarship was based on the Confucian classics. A social tradition developed around the study of the classics,
emphasizing memory of quotations and interpretations. This carried over to the study of poetry and literature.
Scholars would challenge one another with citations and allusions, often composing poetry on the spot.
Ming Dynasty
(c) Marilyn Shea, 2006, 2007