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Chinese Thought as Global Theory
Chinese Thought as Global Theory (June 2016)
Diversifying Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Leigh Jenco - Editor

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

With a particular focus on Chinese thought, this volume explores how, and under what conditions, so-called “non-Western” traditions of thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory. Reversing the usual comparison between “local” Chinese applicati...(Read More)
 
 
Thailand's Theory of Monarchy
Thailand's Theory of Monarchy (June 2016)
The Vessantara Jataka and the Idea of the Perfect Man
Patrick Jory - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy.

Since the 2006 coup d’état, Thailand has been riven by two opposing political visions: one which aspires to a modern democracy and the rule of law, and another which holds to t...(Read More)
 
 
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle (June 2016)
A Somatic Guide
Douglas Robinson - Author

Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.

Mencius (385–303/302 BCE) and Aristotle (384–322 BCE) were contemporaries, but are often understood to represent opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum. Mencius is associated with the ecological, emergent, flowing, and connected; Artistotle with the rational, static, abstract, and binary. Douglas Robinson argues that in t...(Read More)
 
 
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena
The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena (May 2016)
Political Matronage in Urbanizing India
Tarini Bedi - Author

Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.

Rich in detail, this book tells the stories of women of Shiv Sena (Shivaji’s Army), a militant political party in Western India. It provides insight into the political networks powered by lower-level women politicians in postcolonial, globalizing cities and on their margins. Based on more than...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning
Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning (April 2016)
Xueji in the Twenty-First Century
Xu Di - Editor
Hunter McEwan - Editor

A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.

Written over two and a half millennia ago, the Xueji (On Teaching and Learning) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive works on educational philosophy and teaching methods as well as a consideration of the appropri...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart (March 2016)
Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor
Sungmoon Kim - Editor

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.

Can Confucianism be regarded as a civil religion for East Asia? This book explores this question, bringing the insights of Robert Bellah to a consideration of various expressions of the contemporary Confucian revival. Bellah identified American civil religion as a religious dimension of life that can be found t...(Read More)
 
 
The Divine Quest, East and West
The Divine Quest, East and West (March 2016)
A Comparative Study of Ultimate Realities
James L. Ford - Author

Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Many books have discussed the development of the notion of God in Western monotheistic traditions, but how have non-Western cultures conceptualized what those in the West might identify as “God”? What might be learned by comparing different visions of the Divine, such as God, gods, Brahman, Nirvana, and Emptiness? James L. Ford...(Read More)
 
 
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity (December 2015)
From the Latter Han Dynasty (25-220) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.
Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25–220) through Tang (618–907) periods, exploring passive meditation methods and their anticipated effects. These methods entailed observing the processes that unfold spontaneously within mind and body, rather than actively manipulating them by...(Read More)
 
 
Engaged Emancipation
Engaged Emancipation (December 2015)
Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)
Christopher Key Chapple - Editor
Arindam Chakrabarti - Editor

A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.

In the Mokṣopāya (also known as the Yogavāsiṣṭha), an eleventh-century Sanskrit poetic text, the great Vedic philosopher Vasiṣṭha counsels his young p...(Read More)
 
 
Returning to Zhu Xi
Returning to Zhu Xi (December 2015)
Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity
David Jones - Editor
Jinli He - Editor

A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.

Zhu Xi (1130–1200), the chief architect of neo-Confucian thought, affected a momentous transformation in Chinese philosophy. His ideas came to dominate Chinese intellectual life, including the educational and civil service systems, for centuries. Despite...(Read More)
 
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