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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 Ma...(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...(Read More)
 
 
The Sage Returns
The Sage Returns (February 2015)
Confucian Revival in Contemporary China
Kenneth J. Hammond - Editor
Jeffrey L. Richey - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

Until its rejection by reformers and revolutionaries in the twentieth century, Confucianism had been central to Chinese culture, identity, and thought for centuries. Confucianism was rejected by both Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist Party, which characterized it as an ideology of reaction and repression. Yet th...(Read More)
 
 
From Comparison to World Literature
From Comparison to World Literature (January 2015)
Longxi Zhang - Author

Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.

The study of world literature is on the rise. Until recently, the term “world literature” was a misnomer in comparative literature scholarship, which typically focused on Western literature in European languages. In an increasingly globalized era, this is beginning to change. In this col...(Read More)
 
 
Red God
Red God (December 2014)
Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932
Xiaorong Han - Author

The career of communist revolutionary Wei Baqun, one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” and man of the southern frontier.

Robin Hood–style revolutionary Wei Baqun is often described as one of China’s “three great peasant leaders,” alongside Mao Zedong and Peng Pai. In his home county of Donglan, where he started organizing peasants in the early 1920s, Wei Baqun came ...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese through Song, Second Edition
Chinese through Song, Second Edition (September 2014)
Hong Zhang - Author
Zu-yan Chen - Author

An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.

Offering an innovative approach to language learning, Chinese through Song helps students develop their language proficiency and music appreciation through the use of folk, popular, and art songs. Because songs emphasize the color, pronunciation, and intonation of every syllable, they can be a valuable tool for im...(Read More)
 
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