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Inventing China through History
Inventing China through History (October 2000)
The May Fourth Approach to Historiography
Q. Edward Wang - Author

A critical examination of the rise of national history in early-twentieth-century China.

This book describes the rise of national history in early-twentieth-century China. It studies the careers of a group of liberal historians including well-known figures such as Liang Qichao and Hu Shi and lesser known figures such as He Bingsong, Fu Sinian, Yao Congwu, and Chen Yinke. Buoyed by the quest for "Mr. Science" a...(Read More)
 
 
Songs of the Saints from the Adi Granth
Songs of the Saints from the Adi Granth (October 2000)
Nirmal Dass - Translation and introduction by

An accessible translation of the songs of the saints from the Adi Granth, the Sikh holy book.

This complete and accessible translation of the songs of the saints from the Sikh holy book, the Adi Granth, provides access to the hymns written by Hindu and Muslim devotional writers of north India, who flourished from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries.

The songs of the saints hold a unique position...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal
Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal (September 2000)
Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism
Todd T. Lewis - Author

Drawing on textual and anthropological research, this book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and stories have shaped the religion and culture of the only surviving Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu.
This book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and story narratives have shaped the religious life and culture of the only surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu. It begins with an accoun...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light (August 2000)
Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm. With a New Translation of Jami's Lawa'ih from the Persian by William C. Chittick
Sachiko Murata - Author
Tu Wei-ming - Foreword by

The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light
investigates, for the first time in a Western language, the manner in which the Muslim scholars of China adapted the Chinese tradition to their own needs during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book surveys ...(Read More)
 
 
The Concept of Bodhicitta in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara
The Concept of Bodhicitta in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara (April 2000)
Francis Brassard - Author

This book explores an important concept within the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, bodhicitta. This term appears frequently in Sanskrit literature relating to the spiritual practices of the bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and has been variously translated as "thought of enlightenment" or "desire of enlightenment." Francis Brassard offers a contextual analysis of bodhicitta based on the presuppositions underlying the spiritual practice of...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Titanism
Spiritual Titanism (March 2000)
Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A comparative philosophical consideration of the extremes of humanism, or "Titanism," this book critiques trends in Eastern and Western philosophy and examines solutions to them.

This work in comparative philosophy uses the concept of Titanism to critique certain trends in both Eastern and Western philosophy. Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the m...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism
Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism (March 2000)
Creating a Shin Buddhist Theology in a Religiously Plural World
Dennis Hirota - Editor

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book
Explores the potential significance of Japanese Pure Land Buddhist Thought in the contemporary world, and provides a new model of interreligious dialogue as Buddhist thinkers engage with Christian theologians concerned with the present-day significance of their own tradition.

Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism offers proposals for creatively reinterpreting t...(Read More)
 
 
To Rebuild the Empire
To Rebuild the Empire (March 2000)
Lu Chih's Confucian Pragmatist Approach to the Mid-T'ang Predicament
Josephine Chiu-Duke - Author

Provides both a biography of the pivotal T'ang Dynasty figure Lu Chih and an intellectual history of his era, which is instrumental in the revival and transformation of Confucianism.

To Rebuild the Empire provides the first complete critical study in any language of Lu Chih (Lu Hsuan-kung, 754-805), one of traditional China's most important prime ministers and a pivitol figure in T'ang dynasty China's struggle for surviv...(Read More)
 
 
Buglers on the Home Front
Buglers on the Home Front (February 2000)
The Wartime Practice of the Qiyue School
Yunzhong Shu - Author


The first book-length study in English of an important but neglected school of dissident Chinese writers active around the time of the war against Japan (1937-45).

Buglers on the Home Front studies an important, yet under-examined group of dissident writers active in Chinese leftist literary circles around the time of the war against Japan (1937-45). Writers studied include Hu Feng (the spiritual leader of the school), Cao B...(Read More)
 
 
Taming Oblivion
Taming Oblivion (February 2000)
Aging Bodies and the Fear of Senility in Japan
John W. Traphagan - Author

Examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese.

Taming Oblivion examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese. While the biomedical construction of senility-as-pathology has become increasingly the norm in North America, in Japan a folk category of senility exists known ...(Read More)
 
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