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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 ideolo...(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 differenti...(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 fou...(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...(Read More)
 
 
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China (September 2012)
Erica Fox Brindley - Author

2013 Reading Committee Accolade for a Specialist Publication in the Humanities, presented by the International Convention of Asia Scholars
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
In early China, conceptions of music became important culturally and politically. This fascinating book examines a wide range of texts and discourse on music during this period (ca. 500...(Read More)
 
 
The Shaman and the Heresiarch
The Shaman and the Heresiarch (September 2012)
A New Interpretation of the Li sao
Gopal Sukhu - Author


The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.

The Li sao (also known as Encountering Sorrow), attributed to the poet-statesman Qu Yuan (4th–3rd century BCE), is one of the cornerstones of the Chinese poetic tradition. It has lon...(Read More)
 
 
Li Zhi, Confucianism, and the Virtue of Desire
Li Zhi, Confucianism, and the Virtue of Desire (March 2012)
Pauline C. Lee - Author

A philosophical analysis of the work of one of the most iconoclastic thinkers in Chinese history, Li Zhi, whose ethics prized spontaneous expression of genuine feelings.

Li Zhi (1527–1602) was a bestselling author with a devoted readership. His biting, shrewd, and visionary writings with titles like A Book to Hide and A Book to Burn were both inspiring and inflammatory. Widely read from his own time...(Read More)
 
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