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It is here that we see neoconfucian idealism at its romantic worst, often celebrating its utopian dreams in 'heroic' self-congratulatory verse, while assuming as always that conscientious officials down the line would find a way to live up to the norms set at the top.

Such was the kind of unrealism that allowed many of Kang's [Youwei] best insights to evaporate into the thin air of utopian plans and arcane irrelevancies. — Wm Theodore De Bary

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Capping this is the conception of the noble man, now no longer just a remnant nobleman who relies on birth and polite breeding to perpetuate an anachronistic social order, but a person whose largeness of soul triumphs over his ignominious lot and whose depth of practical wisdom enables him to become a teacher of men. — Wm Theodore De Bary