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These Bones Shall Rise Again
These Bones Shall Rise Again (September 2014)
Selected Writings on Early China
David N. Keightley - Author
Henry Rosemont Jr. - Edited and with an introduction by

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
These Bones Shall Rise Again brings together in one volume many of David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of early Chinese civilization. Written over a period of three decades and accessible to the non-specialist, these essays provide a wealth of information and insights on the Shang dynasty, ...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi
Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi (June 2014)
T. C. Kline III - Editor
Justin Tiwald - Editor

Challenges traditional views to consider Xunzi as a religious thinker.
Xunzi, a founding figure in the Confucian tradition, is one of the world’s great philosophers and theorists of religion. For much of the last century, his work has been seen largely as critical of religion, particularly the popular beliefs and invocations of supernatural forces that underpin so many religious rituals. Contributors to this volume challeng...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing the Confucian Dao
Reconstructing the Confucian Dao (June 2014)
Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi
Joseph A. Adler - Author

Discusses how Zhou Dunyi’s thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.

Zhu Xi, the twelfth-century architect of the neo-Confucian canon, declared Zhou Dunyi to be the first true sage since Mencius. This was controversial, as many of Zhu Xi’s contemporaries were critical of Zhou Dunyi’s Daoist leanings, and other figures had clearly been more significant to the Song dynasty Confucian resurg...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy (March 2014)
David Wong and His Critics
Yang Xiao - Editor
Yong Huang - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.

Original, influential, and often controversial, ethicist David Wong defends forms of moral relativism. His 1984 Moral Relativity was a study of this concept, and his 2006 Natural Moralities presented a new and sophisticated account of it. Wong’s vision is of a pluralistic moral relativism; he does not defend all f...(Read More)
 
 
Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire
Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire (February 2014)
Liang Cai - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Best First Book in the History of Religions, presented by the American Academy of Religion

2014 Academic Award for Excellence, presented by Chinese Historians in the United States


Contests long-standing claims that Confucianism came to prominence under China’s Emperor Wu.

When did Confucianism become the reigning political ideology of imperial China? A pervasive narra...(Read More)
 
 
Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China
Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China (February 2014)
Publicizing the Qin Dynasty
Charles Sanft - Author

Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance.

This revealing book challenges longstanding notions of the Qin dynasty, China’s first imperial dynasty (221–206 BCE). The received history of the Qin dynasty and its founder is one of cruel tyranny with rule through fear and coercion. Using a wealth of new information afforded by...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Oneness and Difference
Beyond Oneness and Difference (November 2013)
Li and Coherence in Chinese Buddhist Thought and Its Antecedents
Brook Ziporyn - Author

Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.

Beyond Oneness and Difference considers the development of one of the key concepts of Chinese intellectual history, Li. A grasp of the strange history of this term and its seemingly conflicting implications—as oneness and differentiation, as the...(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)
 
 
Ironies of Oneness and Difference
Ironies of Oneness and Difference (September 2012)
Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li
Brook Ziporyn - Author

Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.

Providing a bracing expansion of horizons, this book displays the unsuspected range of human thinking on the most basic categories of experience. The way in which early Chinese thinkers approached concepts such as one and many, sameness and difference, self and other, and ...(Read More)
 
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