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What Is Enlightenment
What Is Enlightenment (July 2010)
Can China Answer Kant's Question?
Wei Zhang - Author

A cross-cultural work that reinvigorates the consideration of enlightenment.

What is enlightenment? Wei Zhang brings together the fabled consideration of enlightenment by Kant, his contemporaries, and modern respondents such as Habermas and Foucault with the question “What is Chinese enlightenment?” Kant and his peers began a discussion of the notion of enlightenment in the pages of the Berlini...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching the Silk Road
Teaching the Silk Road (June 2010)
A Guide for College Teachers
Jacqueline M. Moore - Editor
Rebecca Woodward Wendelken - Editor

Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China’s Silk Road.

The romance of the Silk Road journey, with its exotic locales and luxury goods, still excites the popular imagination. But study of the trade routes between China and central Asia that flourished from about 200 BCE to the 1500s can also greatly enhance contempora...(Read More)

 
 
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts (March 2010)
Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions
David Jones - Editor
E. R. Klein - Editor

An overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion, along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.

In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts — Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entrée to ...(Read More)
 
 
Patronage and Community in Medieval China
Patronage and Community in Medieval China (January 2010)
The Xiangyang Garrison, 400-600 CE
Andrew Chittick - Author

A vivid portrait of the culture of a provincial military society in China’s early medieval period and its interactions with the southern imperial court.

This first book-length treatment of a provincial military society in China’s early medieval period offers a vivid portrait of this milieu and invites readers to reevaluate their understanding of a critical period in Chinese history. Drawing on poetry, l...(Read More)
 
 
The Making of a Family Saga
The Making of a Family Saga (October 2009)
Ginling College
Jin Feng - Author

Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.

The institutional history of Ginling College is arguably a family history. Ginling, a Christian, women’s college in Nanjing founded by Western missionaries, saw itself as a family. The school’...(Read More)
 
 
Green Peony and the Rise of the Chinese Martial Arts Novel
Green Peony and the Rise of the Chinese Martial Arts Novel (January 2009)
Margaret B. Wan - Author

Explores the development of the Chinese martial arts novel.

Martial arts fiction has been synonymous with popular fiction in China from the Qing dynasty on. This book, the first to trace the early development of the martial arts novel in China, demonstrates that the genre took shape nearly a century earlier than generally recognized. Green Peony (1800), one of the earliest martial arts novels, lies at th...(Read More)
 
 
Paradigm City
Paradigm City (January 2009)
Space, Culture, and Capitalism in Hong Kong
Janet Ng - Author

Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city.”

Hong Kong is often cast in the role of the paradigmatic “global city,” epitomizing postmodernism and globalization, and representing a vision of a cosmopolitan global and capitalist future. In Paradigm City, Janet Ng takes us past the obses...(Read More)
 
 
China and the International System, 1840-1949
China and the International System, 1840-1949 (November 2008)
Power, Presence, and Perceptions in a Century of Humiliation
David Scott - Author

Examines the images, hopes, and fears that were evoked during China’s century-long subservience to external powers.

As China continues its rapid ascent within the international system, questions of where it came from have particular relevance. Combining history with international relations theory, David Scott considers China’s first substantive modern period of encounter with the West from 1840 th...(Read More)
 
 
Expanding Process
Expanding Process (November 2008)
Exploring Philosophical and Theological Transformations in China and the West
John H. Berthrong - Author

Brings Chinese Daoist and Confucian thought into conversation with Western process, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophy and theology.

Expanding Process explores how comparative philosophy expands our understanding of the critical themes of process, change, and transformation. John H. Berthrong examines how notions of process manifest and shape the classical Confucianism of Xunzi, the early medieval Daosim...(Read More)
 
 
Written at Imperial Command
Written at Imperial Command (March 2008)
Panegyric Poetry in Early Medieval China
Fusheng Wu - Author

Explores both the literary features and historical context of poetry written for imperial rulers during China’s early medieval period.

This is the first book-length study of panegyric poetry—yingzhao shi or poetry presented to imperial rulers—in the Chinese tradition. Examining poems written during the Wei-Jin Nanbeichao, or early medieval period (220–619), Fusheng Wu provides a th...(Read More)
 
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