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Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians
Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians (December 2016)
Blinded by the Human
Kim-chong Chong - Author

Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi’s critique of Confucianism.

The Daoist Zhuangzi has often been read as a mystical philosopher. But there is another tradition, beginning with the Han dynasty historian Sima Qian, which sees him as a critic of the Confucians. Kim-chong Chong analyzes the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi, demonstrating how Zhuangzi criticized the pre-Qin Confucians through metaphorical inversion an...(Read More)
 
 
The Heir and the Sage, Revised and Expanded Edition
The Heir and the Sage, Revised and Expanded Edition (October 2016)
Dynastic Legend in Early China
Sarah Allan - Author

A comprehensive analysis of the transformations of ancient history in early Chinese texts.

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the accounts of change of rule in Chinese texts from 600 to 100 BC, including the core philosophical works of the Chinese tradition attributed to Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Xunzi, Hanfeizi, and Zhuangzi. Drawing from the early structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Sarah...(Read More)
 
 
Self-Realization through Confucian Learning
Self-Realization through Confucian Learning (September 2016)
A Contemporary Reconstruction of Xunzi's Ethics
Siufu Tang - Author

Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.

Self-Realization through Confucian Learning reconstructs Confucian thinker Xunzi’s moral philosophy in response to the modern focus on self-realization. Xunzi (born around 310 BCE) claims that human xing (“nature” or “native conditions”) is without an ethical framework a...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Thought as Global Theory
Chinese Thought as Global Theory (June 2016)
Diversifying Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Leigh Jenco - Editor

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

With a particular focus on Chinese thought, this volume explores how, and under what conditions, so-called “non-Western” traditions of thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory. Reversing the usual comparison between “local” Chinese applicati...(Read More)
 
 
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle (June 2016)
A Somatic Guide
Douglas Robinson - Author

Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.

Mencius (385–303/302 BCE) and Aristotle (384–322 BCE) were contemporaries, but are often understood to represent opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum. Mencius is associated with the ecological, emergent, flowing, and connected; Artistotle with the rational, static, abstract, and binary. Douglas Robinson argues that in t...(Read More)
 
 
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy
Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy (May 2016)
Lin Ma - Author
Jaap van Brakel - Author

Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.

This innovative book explores the preconditions necessary for intercultural and comparative philosophy. Philosophical practices that involve at least two different traditions with no common heritage and whose languages have very different grammatical structure, such as Indo-German...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Returning to Zhu Xi
Returning to Zhu Xi (December 2015)
Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity
David Jones - Editor
Jinli He - Editor

A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.

Zhu Xi (1130–1200), the chief architect of neo-Confucian thought, affected a momentous transformation in Chinese philosophy. His ideas came to dominate Chinese intellectual life, including the educational and civil service systems, for centuries. Despite...(Read More)
 
 
Buried Ideas
Buried Ideas (November 2015)
Legends of Abdication and Ideal Government in Early Chinese Bamboo-Slip Manuscripts
Sarah Allan - Author

Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history.
The discovery of previously unknown philosophical texts from the Axial Age is revolutionizing our understanding of Chinese intellectual history. Buried Ideas presents and discusses four texts found on brush-written slips of bamboo and their seemingly unprecedented political philosophy. Written...(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)
 
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