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Journey of a Goddess
Journey of a Goddess (December 2017)
Chen Jinggu Subdues the Snake Demon
Fan Pen Li Chen - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

First English translation of both a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the Goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.

This book offers the first translation into English of the Chinese novel, Haiyouji, as well as excerpts of a marionette play based on the cult-lore of the Goddess Chen Jinggu (766–790), a historical shaman priestess who became one of Fujian’s most impor...(Read More)
 
 
The China Order
The China Order (December 2017)
Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power
Fei-Ling Wang - Author

 
 
Birth in Ancient China
Birth in Ancient China (November 2017)
A Study of Metaphor and Cultural Identity in Pre-Imperial China
Constance A. Cook - Author
Xinhui Luo - Author

Reveals cultural paradigms and historical prejudices regarding the role of birthing and women in the reproduction of society.

Using newly discovered and excavated texts, Constance A. Cook and Xinhui Luo systematically explore material culture, inscriptions, transmitted texts, and genealogies from BCE China to reconstruct the role of women in social reproduction in the ancient Chinese world. Applying paleographi...(Read More)
 
 
Between History and Philosophy
Between History and Philosophy (September 2017)
Anecdotes in Early China
Paul van Els - Editor
Sarah A. Queen - Editor

Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.

Between History and Philosophy is the first book-length study in English to focus on the rhetorical functions and forms of anecdotal narratives in early China. Edited by Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, this volume advances the thesis that anecdotes—brief, freestanding acc...(Read More)
 
 
Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies in China
Bodies in China (June 2017)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics
Eva Kit Wah Man - Author

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Bodies in China uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. Does Confucianism rule out the capacity of women as moral subjects and hence as aesthetic subjects? Do forms of Chinese philosophy contribute or correspond to patriarchal Confucian culture? Can Chinese philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
Military Thought in Early China
Military Thought in Early China (June 2017)
Christopher C. Rand - Author

Provides a systematic and comprehensive survey of writings on military philosophy in early China.

This study of the philosophy of war in early China examines the recurring debate, from antiquity through the Western Han period (202 BCE–8 CE), about how to achieve a proper balance between martial (wu) force and civil (wen) governance in the pursuit of a peaceful state. Rather than focusing solel...(Read More)
 
 
China's Lonely Revolution
China's Lonely Revolution (May 2017)
The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926-1956
Jeremy A. Murray - Author

Presents a new view of the Chinese revolution through the lens of the local Communist movement in Hainan between 1926 and 1956.

Jeremy A. Murray’s study of local Communist revolutionaries in Hainan between 1926 and 1956 provides a window into the diversity and complexity of the Chinese revolution. Long at the margins of the Chinese state, Hainan was once known by mainlanders only for its malarial climate ...(Read More)
 
 
Marionette Plays from Northern China
Marionette Plays from Northern China (April 2017)
Fan Pen Li Chen - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of northern China.

Marionette puppet theater has a rich and ancient history in China, extending back to the Han dynasty and reaching its heyday in the Qing dynasty. While this art form is nearly extinct in northern China today, a handful of troupes in Heyang County in Shaanxi Province, which claims to be the birthplace of m...(Read More)
 
 
Forget Chineseness
Forget Chineseness (April 2017)
On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification
Allen Chun - Author

Critiques the idea of a Chinese cultural identity and argues that such identities are instead determined by geopolitical and economic forces.

Forget Chineseness provides a critical interpretation of not only discourses of Chinese identity—Chineseness—but also of how they have reflected differences between “Chinese” societies, such as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of...(Read More)
 
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