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Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness
Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness (January 2019)
David Chai - Author

Explores the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness offers a radical rereading of the Daoist classic Zhuangzi by bringing to light the role of nothingness in grounding the cosmological and metaphysical aspects of its thought. Through a careful analysis of the text and its appended commentaries, David Chai reveals no...(Read More)
 
 
Heaven Is Empty
Heaven Is Empty (December 2018)
A Cross-Cultural Approach to "Religion" and Empire in Ancient China
Filippo Marsili - Author

Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.

Heaven Is Empty
offers a new comparative perspective on the role of the sacred in the formation of China’s early empires (221 BCE–9 CE) and shows how the unification of the Central States was possible without a unitary and universalistic conception of religion. The cohesive function of the ancient Mediterrane...(Read More)
 
 
Dao and Sign in History
Dao and Sign in History (November 2018)
Daoist Arche-Semiotics in Ancient and Medieval China
Daniel Fried - Author

Provides a new perspective on important linguistic issues in philosophical and religious Daoism through the comparative lens of twentieth-century European philosophies of language.

From its earliest origins in the Dao De Jing, Daoism has been known as a movement that is skeptical of the ability of language to fully express the truth. While many scholars have compared the earliest works of Daoism to language-skeptical move...(Read More)
 
 
Appreciating the Chinese Difference
Appreciating the Chinese Difference (September 2018)
Engaging Roger T. Ames on Methods, Issues, and Roles
Jim Behuniak - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.

In this volume, prominent philosophers working in Chinese thought and related areas critically reflect upon the work of Roger T. Ames, one of the most significant contemporary figures working in the field of Chinese philosophy. Through his decades of collaborative work in comparative methodology and cross-cultural i...(Read More)
 
 
Intimate Memory
Intimate Memory (April 2018)
Gender and Mourning in Late Imperial China
Martin W. Huang - Author

Sheds new light on pre-modern Chinese gender relationships in the context of marriage, male Confucian literati self-presentation, and social networks.

In the first study of its kind about the role played by intimate memory in the mourning literature of late imperial China, Martin W. Huang focuses on the question of how men mourned and wrote about women to whom they were closely related. Drawing upon memoirs, epitaphs, biographie...(Read More)
 
 
Reading for the Moral
Reading for the Moral (April 2018)
Exemplarity and the Confucian Moral Imagination in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Short Fiction
Maria Franca Sibau - Author

Reassesses didacticism in seventeenth-century Chinese vernacular fiction and challenges the view that the late Ming was a notoriously immoral time.

Reading for the Moral offers an innovative reassessment of the nature of moral representation and exemplarity in Chinese vernacular fiction. Maria Franca Sibau focuses on two little-studied story collections published at the end of the Ming dynasty, Exemplary Words for the W...(Read More)
 
 
Apophatic Paths from Europe to China
Apophatic Paths from Europe to China (March 2018)
Regions without Borders
William Franke - Author

Click here to watch Rethinking Cultural Universality Today and the Question of Theological Transcendence

Click here to watch William Franke’s lecture on Method and Mysticism in Intercultural Philosophy.
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Having a Word with Angus Graham
Having a Word with Angus Graham (March 2018)
At Twenty-Five Years into His Immortality
Carine Defoort - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Critical reflections on the work of Angus Charles Graham, renowned Western scholar of Chinese philosophy and sinology.

This volume engages with the works and ideas of Angus Charles Graham (1919–1991), one of the most prominent Western scholars of Chinese philosophy, at the twenty-fifth anniversary of his passing. Over a professional career of more than thirty years, Angus Graham produced an impressive amount of scholarshi...(Read More)
 
 
Language as Bodily Practice in Early China
Language as Bodily Practice in Early China (March 2018)
A Chinese Grammatology
Jane Geaney - Author

Challenges the idea held by many prominent twentieth-century Sinologists that early China experienced a “language crisis.”

Jane Geaney argues that early Chinese conceptions of speech and naming cannot be properly understood if viewed through the dominant Western philosophical tradition in which language is framed through dualisms that are based on hierarchies of speech and writing, such as reality/appearance and one...(Read More)
 
 
Birth in Ancient China
Birth in Ancient China (November 2017)
A Study of Metaphor and Cultural Identity in Pre-Imperial China
Constance A. Cook - Author
Xinhui Luo - Author

Reveals cultural paradigms and historical prejudices regarding the role of birthing and women in the reproduction of society.

Using newly discovered and excavated texts, Constance A. Cook and Xinhui Luo systematically explore material culture, inscriptions, transmitted texts, and genealogies from BCE China to reconstruct the role of women in social reproduction in the ancient Chinese world. Applying paleographi...(Read More)
 
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