Ta Tʾung Shu

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Ta Tʾung Shu (The Book of Great Unity/Commonwealth). Major text written by K'ang Yu-wei while in seclusion on Mount Hsi Chao Shan, 1884–5, though not published until 1901. It is an eclectic work, drawing on all resources which point to the abolition of social and labour divisions, so that (echoing Confucius), ‘the world may become a common state’.