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The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture
The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture (December 2016)
Paula M. Varsano - Editor

Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.

This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness—as both an object and a mode of representation—in the history of cultural production in China from the Warring States Period (403–221 BCE) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and beyond. The rhetorical use of various forms o...(Read More)
 
 
Crossing the Gate
Crossing the Gate (December 2016)
Everyday Lives of Women in Song Fujian (960-1279)
Man Xu - Author

Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China.
In Crossing the Gate, Man Xu examines the lives of women in the Chinese province of Fujian during the Song dynasty. Tracking women’s life experience across class lines, outside as well as inside the domestic realm, Xu challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China. She contextualizes women in a much broader...(Read More)
 
 
The Heir and the Sage, Revised and Expanded Edition
The Heir and the Sage, Revised and Expanded Edition (October 2016)
Dynastic Legend in Early China
Sarah Allan - Author

A comprehensive analysis of the transformations of ancient history in early Chinese texts.

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the accounts of change of rule in Chinese texts from 600 to 100 BC, including the core philosophical works of the Chinese tradition attributed to Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Xunzi, Hanfeizi, and Zhuangzi. Drawing from the early structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Sarah...(Read More)
 
 
Fabricating an Educational Miracle
Fabricating an Educational Miracle (February 2016)
Compulsory Schooling Meets Ethnic Rural Development in Southwest China
Jinting Wu - Author

2017 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award

2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education
Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.

In today’s China, education is translated into both acute social desires and...(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 ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Shadows of the Dao
In the Shadows of the Dao (October 2015)
Laozi, the Sage, and the Daodejing
Thomas Michael - Author

Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
Thomas Michael’s study of the early history of the Daodejing reveals that the work is grounded in a unique tradition of early Daoism, one unrelated to other early Chinese schools of thought and practice. The text is associated with a tradition of hermits committed to yangsheng...(Read More)
 
 
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500 (September 2015)
William Guanglin Liu - Author

Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000–1500.
Since the economic liberalization of the 1980s, the Chinese economy has boomed and is poised to become the world’s largest market economy, a position traditional China held a millennium ago. William Guanglin Liu’s bold and fascinating book is the first to rely on quantitative methods to investigate the early market economy that existed in Ch...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of Wing Chun
The Creation of Wing Chun (August 2015)
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Benjamin N. Judkins - Author
Jon Nielson - Author

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing...(Read More)
 
 
A Great Undertaking
A Great Undertaking (July 2015)
Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial Chinese Coalmining Community
Jeff Hornibrook - Author

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jeff Hornibrook provides a unique, microcosmic look at the process of industrialization in one Chinese community at the turn of the twentieth century. Industrialization came late to China, but was ultimately embraced and hastened to aid the state’s strategic and military i...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning
Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning (February 2015)
A Philosophical Interpretation
Geir Sigurðsson - Author

A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.

Geir Sigurðsson offers a reconsideration of li, often translated as “ritual” or “ritual propriety,” one of the most controversial concepts in Confucian philosophy. Strong associations with the Zhou period during which Confucius lived have pu...(Read More)
 
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