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The Way of Complete Perfection
The Way of Complete Perfection (June 2013)
A Quanzhen Daoist Anthology
Louis Komjathy - Selected, translated, and with an introduction by

An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism.

Originating about 1163 CE, Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism is one of the most important Daoist movements in Chinese history. It remains the dominant form of monastic Daoism in the modern world, especially in its Longmen (Dragon Gate) lineage. This landmark anthology provides complete or partial tran...(Read More)
 
 
Dubious Facts
Dubious Facts (December 2012)
The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography
Garret P. S. Olberding - Author

An innovative approach to historical records assesses how evidence claims and policy arguments were put forth in the royal courts of early China.

What were the intentions of early China’s historians? Modern readers must contend with the tension between the narrators’ moralizing commentary and their description of events. Although these historians had notions of evidence, it is not clear to what ext...(Read More)
 
 
Red Genesis
Red Genesis (December 2012)
The Hunan First Normal School and the Creation of Chinese Communism, 1903-1921
Liyan Liu - Author

2013 Best Publication Award for Original Scholarship, presented by the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States

Looks at the role of the Hunan First Normal School in fostering a generation of founders and key figures in the Chinese Communist Party.

How did an obscure provincial teachers college produce graduates who would go on to become founders and ideologues of t...(Read More)
 
 
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China (September 2012)
Erica Fox Brindley - Author

2013 Reading Committee Accolade for a Specialist Publication in the Humanities, presented by the International Convention of Asia Scholars
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
In early China, conceptions of music became important culturally and politically. This fascinating book examines a wide range of texts and discourse on music during this period (ca. 500...(Read More)
 
 
The Shaman and the Heresiarch
The Shaman and the Heresiarch (September 2012)
A New Interpretation of the Li sao
Gopal Sukhu - Author


The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.

The Li sao (also known as Encountering Sorrow), attributed to the poet-statesman Qu Yuan (4th–3rd century BCE), is one of the cornerstones of the Chinese poetic tradition. It has lon...(Read More)
 
 
Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art
Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art (September 2011)
Cultural and Philosophical Reflections
Hsingyuan Tsao - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.

How Chinese is contemporary Chinese art? Treasured by collectors, critics, and art world cognoscenti, this art developed within an avant-garde that looked West to find a language to strike out against government control. Traditionally, Chinese artistic expression has been related to the structure and fun...(Read More)
 
 
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought (May 2011)
Amy Olberding - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought is the definitive exploration of a complex and fascinating but little-understood subject. Arguably, death as a concept has not been nearly as central a preoccupation in Chinese culture as it has been in the West. However, even in a society that seems to understand death as a part of life, responses to mortality ...(Read More)
 
 
Riding the Wind with Liezi
Riding the Wind with Liezi (April 2011)
New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic
Ronnie Littlejohn - Editor
Jeffrey Dippmann - Editor

New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected text of Daoism, the Liezi.
The Liezi is the forgotten classic of Daoism. Along with the Laozi (Daodejing) and the Zhuangzi, it’s been considered a Daoist masterwork since the mid-eighth century, yet unlike those well-read works, the Liezi is little known and receives scant scholarly attention. Nevertheless, the Liez...(Read More)
 
 
China's America
China's America (March 2011)
The Chinese View the United States, 1900-2000
Jing Li - Author

2011 Best Book Award, presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association
2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title


A fascinating look at Chinese perceptions of the United States and the cultural and political background that informs them.

What do the Chinese think of America? Why did Jiang Zemin praise the film Titanic? Why did Mao call FDR’s en...(Read More)
 
 
Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China
Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China (July 2010)
Alan K. L. Chan - Editor
Yuet-Keung Lo - Editor

Explores the new literary and interpretive milieu that emerged in the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.

Covering a time of great intellectual ferment and great influence on what was to come, this book explores the literary and hermeneutic world of early medieval China. In addition to profound political changes, the fall of the Han dynasty allowed new currents in aesthetics, literature, i...(Read More)
 
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