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A God's Own Tale
A God's Own Tale (August 1994)
The Book of Transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong
Terry F. Kleeman - Author

"It provides a thorough history of the cult of Wenchang, the patron saint of scholars, one of the deities still worshipped by the Chinese in their temples today. The Book of Transformations is a delightful and unique autobiography of the god in which he traces his various lives in the world and his various divine appointments. Kleeman's chapter by chapter commentary to the translation is jam-packed with information on customs and traditions i...(Read More)
 
 
The Four-Seven Debate
The Four-Seven Debate (March 1994)
An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought
Michael C. Kalton - Author
Oaksook C. Kim - With
Sung Bae Park - With
Young-chan Ro - With
Tu Wei-ming - With
Samuel Yamashita - With

This book is an annotated translation, with introduction and commentary, of the correspondence between Yi Hwang (T'oegye, 1500-1570) and Ki Taesung (Kobong, 1527-1572) and between Yi I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Song Hon (Ugye, 1535-1598), known as the Four-Seven Debate, the most famous philosophical controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian thought. The most complex issues and difficult tensions in the great Neo-Confucian synthesis are at the juncture betwe...(Read More)
 
 
The Elemental Changes
The Elemental Changes (January 1994)
The Ancient Chinese Companion to the I Ching. The T'ai Hsuan Ching of Master Yang Hsiung Text and Commentaries translated by Michael Nylan
Michael Nylan - Author

Composed in 2 B.C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged," The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams ( as opposed to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching), the book offers much to the modern reader. Today in the West, The Elemental Changes is an essential tool for understanding the Tao as it operates in the Cosmos, in t...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age (October 1993)
A Reconstruction under the Aspect of the Breakthrough Toward Postconventional Thinking
Heiner Roetz - Author

Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age describes the formative period of Chinese culture--the last centuries of the Zhou dynasty--as an early epoch of enlightenment. It comprehensively reconstructs the ethical discourse as thought gradually became emancipated from tradition and institutions. Rather than presenting a chronology of different thinkers and works, this book discusses the systematic aspects of moral philosophies.

Based on orig...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy
New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy (April 1991)
Chung-ying Cheng - Author

"This is a broad and thoughtful survey of many of the leading aspects of Neo-Confucian thought, written by one of the outstanding representatives of this tradition today. It is central to any modern study of Chinese philosophy." -- Edmund Leites, Queens College of City University of New York

"Cheng is one of two major Chinese-American philosophers who are attempting to build a world philosophy in the Western context by using and reconstruct...(Read More)
 
 
The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism
The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (August 1990)
Rodney L. Taylor - Author

The role of Confucianism in the development of East Asian Cultures has only recently begun to be fully appreciated. Even with this recognition, there is still little understanding of the tradition as a religious tradition. This book presents Confucianism as a religious tradition. In no other book has there been a sustained presentation of the many and varied religious dimensions of the tradition.

"This is a splendidly definitive study of t...(Read More)
 
 
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism (July 1989)
The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)
Mary Evelyn Tucker - Author

Kaibara Ekken (1630--1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant religious philosophy. This is the first book-length presentation of his thought. It contains a lengthy introduction to Ekken's life, time, and thought, and a careful translation into readable English of Ekken's book, Precepts for Daily Life in ...(Read More)
 
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