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The Taoist Experience
The Taoist Experience (October 1993)
An Anthology
Livia Kohn - Editor

"Livia Kohn is one of the very best and most prolific Taoist scholars in the world. Here, she draws upon the revolution in Taoist scholarship during the past few decades, and provides a much needed representative anthology of primary Taoist texts, making these important materials available to the non-specialist scholar, to students, and to the general public." -- Norman Girardot, Lehigh University

"This is a work whose time has come, a landm...(Read More)
 
 
Nature and Heaven in the Xunzi
Nature and Heaven in the Xunzi (August 1993)
A Study of the Tian Lun
Edward J. Machle - Author

This translation and commentary on Xunzi's Tian Lun argues against naturalistic interpretations of Tian. Tracing the course of interpretation of Xunzi down to the present, discussing some of the influences that affected how he was understood, and raising questions about some contemporary revisionary attempts, Machle suggests unusual lines of interpretation.

"Philosophically it is more sophisticated than any other English-langua...(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)
 
 
Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought
Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought (August 1993)
Chapters Three, Four, and Five of the Huainanzi
John S. Major - Author

"It presents a careful, accurate, thoroughly annotated translation of a major section of one of the most important texts in the intellectual history of early imperial China, a translation which copes admirably with both the sinological difficulties and the astronomical technicalities of the text." -- Mark Edward Lewis, University of Cambridge

"Major's book is an outstanding contribution to the field of Chinese studies; while generously acknow...(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)
 
 
Way, Learning, and Politics
Way, Learning, and Politics (July 1993)
Essays on the Confucian Intellectual
Tu Wei-ming - Author

The emergence of New Confucian Humanism as a major intellectual and spiritual tradition in the Chinese cultural area since the Second World War is a phenomenon vitally important and intriguing to students of history, philosophy, and religion. The Confucian vision, rooted in the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese civilizations, has been sustained through more than two millennia of constant social change and holds special meaning for both indu...(Read More)
 
 
The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung
The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung (June 1993)
A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching by Michael Nylan
Michael Nylan - Author

Translation of the first grand synthesis of classic Chinese thought.

This is a translation, with a commentary and a long contextualizing introduction, of the only major work of Han (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) philosophy that is still available in complete form. It is the first translation of the work into a European language and provides unique access to this formative period in Chinese history. Because Yang Hsiung&rsq...(Read More)
 
 
Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society
Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society (June 1993)
Tonglin Lu - Editor

"Only women and inferior men are difficult to deal with." -- Confucius

Two thousand years after Confucius, the contributors to this book ask if Chinese women have succeeded in changing their status as the equivalent of "inferior men." Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Society approaches the role of women in social change through analyzing literature and culture during the May Fourth and th...(Read More)
 
 
Taoist Meditation
Taoist Meditation (May 1993)
The Mao-shan Tradition of Great Purity
Isabelle Robinet - Author
Julian F. Pas - Translator
Norman J. Girardot - Translator

Taoist Meditation is the first and only scholarly study to discuss the ancient Mao-shan Taoist tradition of visionary meditation while, at the same time, helping to clarify the little understood relationship among the early Taoist classics, the Buddhist tradition, and the later Taoist religion. Most importantly, Taoist Meditation is a pioneering study that fully and accurately describes the unique visionary cosmology, bodily symbolism...(Read More)
 
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