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The Little Clay Cart
The Little Clay Cart (January 1994)
An English Translation of the Mrcchakatika of Sudraka as adapted for the stage by A.L. Basham
Arvind Sharma - Editor

"This is one of the best Sanskrit plays and it is known very widely. Basham's excellent adaptation makes the play more accessible in English than any previous rendering I know. It takes the Sanskrit play closer to where an English speaking person can empathize with its characters and present it on the stage. The Sanskrit original has a great deal of variation of diction among its different characters according to their high and low status, and wheth...(Read More)
 
 
Work and Inequality in Urban China
Work and Inequality in Urban China (January 1994)
Yanjie Bian - Author

"The work under review provides systematic evidence of the importance of organizational location in the system of rewards in one Chinese city and invites us to think more deeply about the sources of segmentation phenomena....The resulting book is a wide-ranging and informative discussion of the dynamics of stratification in urban China, set in a comparative context. It should be of interest not only to those interested in Chinese society, but a...(Read More)
 
 
Dogen and the Koan Tradition
Dogen and the Koan Tradition (November 1993)
A Tale of Two Shobogenzo Texts
Steven Heine - Author

This book has three major goals in critically examining the historical and philosophical relation between the writings of Dogen and the Zen koan tradition. First, it introduces and evaluates recent Japanese scholarship concerning Dogen's two Shobogenzo texts, the Japanese (Kana) collection of ninety-two fascicles on Buddhist topics and the Chinese (Mana) collection of three hundred koan cases also known as the Shobogenzo San...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Wall in Ruins
The Great Wall in Ruins (October 1993)
Communication and Cultural Change in China
Godwin C. Chu - Author
Yanan Ju - Author

This book presents a survey of rural and urban Chinese people examining the dramatic changes in traditional culture that have taken place, and documenting the nature of contemporary Chinese culture. Chu and Ju examine attitudes about family relations, social relations, job preferences and work ethic, organizational relations, community life, and belief systems.

Although there remains some limited continuity with the past, mainly in family st...(Read More)
 
 
The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy
The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy (September 1993)
Yasuo Yuasa - Author
Shigenori Nagatomo - Translator
Monte S. Hull - Translator

This book is an inquiry into ki-energy, its role within Eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for our contemporary Western understanding of the body. Yuasa examines the concept of ki-energy as it has been used in such areas as acupuncture, Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and the martial arts. To explain the achievement of mind-body oneness in these traditions he offers an innovative schematization of the lived body. His approach is inter...(Read More)
 
 
Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions
Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions (August 1993)
Christopher Key Chapple - Author


"I like the accessible way this book is written. It focuses on a most important aspect of Eastern thought and demonstrates its relevance to our current community and individual life in the modern West. At the same time it traces the history of nonviolence in the East in a way that has not been done before." -- Harold G. Coward, University of Victoria

This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early I...(Read More)
 
 
Dispelling Illusion
Dispelling Illusion (August 1993)
Gaudapada's Alatasanti with an Introduction
Douglas A. Fox - Author

This book sets Gaudda in historical context and develops a commentary that makes the meaning and significance of the Alatasaanti text clear. In the Alatasaanti , Gaudda uses terms made familiar by Buddhism in order to expound his Vedantic philosophy. It places him at the watershed between Mahayana Buddhism and Vedanta.

Among the important issues discu...(Read More)
 
 
Epistemological Issues in Classical Chinese Philosophy
Epistemological Issues in Classical Chinese Philosophy (August 1993)
Hans Lenk - Editor
Gregor Paul - Editor

This book shows that classic Chinese philosophy is as rational as Western approaches dealing with the problems of logic, epistemology, language analysis, and linguistic topics from a philosophical point of view. It presents detailed analyses of rational and methodological features in Confucianism, Taoist philosophy, and the School of Names as well as Mohist approaches in classical Chinese philosophy, especially in regard to ideas of valid knowledg...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Jiangnan in Late Imperial China
Cities of Jiangnan in Late Imperial China (July 1993)
Linda Cooke Johnson - Editor
William T. Rowe - Introduction

"This book creates a strong cumulative sense of what cities in this region were like socially and culturally in addition to showing the cities' economic and political functions. That is, the chapters, in combination with the editor's preface and William T. Rowe's introduction, add up to a very strong, coherent work. There is a wealth of detail and a number of lovely anecdotes as well as a very serious concern for larger social science issues like ...(Read More)
 
 
Nativism Overseas
Nativism Overseas (July 1993)
Contemporary Chinese Women Writers
Hsin-sheng C. Kao - Editor

This book examines five of the most influential Chinese-born women writers of the post-war era: Nie Hualing, Yu Lihua, Chen Ruoxi, Li Li, and Zhong Xiaoyang. They have become a dominating force in Chinese literature today, although they presently reside outside their homeland. This book raises a clear and consistent voice in line with the literature of exile and self discovery. As these writers talk of the 'root'--the self, and their social, cultur...(Read More)
 
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