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Heidegger, Rorty, and the Eastern Thinkers
Heidegger, Rorty, and the Eastern Thinkers (March 2006)
A Hermeneutics of Cross-Cultural Understanding
Wei Zhang - Author

Explores the cross-cultural endeavors of Rorty and Heidegger, particularly how this work addresses the possibilities of comparative philosophy itself.

Wei Zhang joins the ongoing hermeneutic quest for understanding and appropriating the East-West encounter and cross-cultural engagement by exploring Martin Heidegger’s and Richard Rorty’s cross-cultural encounters with Eastern thinkers. Zhang begins by ex...(Read More)
 
 
Rewriting Early Chinese Texts
Rewriting Early Chinese Texts (February 2006)
Edward L. Shaughnessy - Author

Explores the rewriting of early Chinese texts in the wake of new archaeological evidence.

Rewriting Early Chinese Texts examines the problems of reconstituting and editing ancient manuscripts that will revise—indeed “rewrite”—Chinese history. It is now generally recognized that the extensive archaeological discoveries made in China over the last three decades necessitate such a rewriting...(Read More)
 
 
The Flood Myths of Early China
The Flood Myths of Early China (February 2006)
Mark Edward Lewis - Author

Explores how the flood myths of early China provided a template for that society’s major social and political institutions.

Early Chinese ideas about the construction of an ordered human space received narrative form in a set of stories dealing with the rescue of the world and its inhabitants from a universal flood. This book demonstrates how early Chinese stories of the re-creation of the world from a watery chao...(Read More)
 
 
The Construction of Space in Early China
The Construction of Space in Early China (December 2005)
Mark Edward Lewis - Author

Shows how the emerging Chinese empire purposely reconceived but was also constrained by basic spatial units such as the body, the household, the region, and the world.

This book examines the formation of the Chinese empire through its reorganization and reinterpretation of its basic spatial units: the human body, the household, the city, the region, and the world. The central theme of the book is the way all these for...(Read More)
 
 
Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith
Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith (July 2005)
From Darkness to Light
Uma Majmudar - Author
Rajmohan Gandhi - Foreword by

Documents the lifelong journey of faith—full of challenges along the way—that made Gandhi the enlightened spiritual leader we revere.

Millions around the world revere Mahatma Gandhi, yet only a few know the man Mohandas Gandhi and the internal journey of his soul. This pioneering book fills the spiritual void in Gandhian literature by focusing on the soul and the substance of the man. Uma Majmudar shows that...(Read More)
 
 
The Pristine Dao
The Pristine Dao (May 2005)
Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse
Thomas Michael - Author

A new reading of Daoism, arguing that it originated in a particular textual tradition distinct from Confucianism and other philosophical traditions of early China.

The Laozi (Daodejing) and the Zhuangzi have long been familiar to Western readers and have served as basic sources of knowledge about early Chinese Daoism. Modern translations and studies of these works have encouraged a perception of Daoism a...(Read More)
 
 
The Yijing and Chinese Politics
The Yijing and Chinese Politics (December 2004)
Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960-1127
Tze-ki Hon - Author

Discusses interpretations of the Yijing (the I Ching or Book of Changes) during the Northern Song period and how these illuminate the momentous changes in Chinese society during this era.

This book is the first comprehensive study of Yijing (Book of Changes) commentary during the Northern Song period, showing how it reflects a coming to terms with major political and social changes. Seen as...(Read More)
 
 
Mencius on Becoming Human
Mencius on Becoming Human (November 2004)
Jim Behuniak - Author

A new interpretation of the Confucian classic, the Mencius, based on both traditional sources and newly discovered documents.

Using current research from traditional sources and newly unearthed documents dating from the Warring States period (403–221 B.C.E.), Mencius on Becoming Human offers a timely interpretation of a central text in the Confucian canon. The author carefully reconstructs the philosop...(Read More)
 
 
Embodying the Dharma
Embodying the Dharma (October 2004)
Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia
David Germano - Editor
Kevin Trainor - Editor

Examines the practice of relic veneration in a variety of forms of Buddhism.

Embodying the Dharma
explores the centrality of relic veneration in Asian Buddhist cultures. Long disregarded by Western scholars as a superstitious practice reflecting the popularization of "original" Buddhism, relic veneration has emerged as a topic of vital interest in the last two decades with the increased attention to Buddhis...(Read More)
 
 
Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta
Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta (October 2004)
Arvind Sharma - Author

Explores deep sleep (susupti), one of the three states of consciousness in Advaita Vedanta, and the major role it plays in this philosophy.

Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Deep sleep, or susupti, plays an important role in Advaita Vedanta, the major philosophical school that advocates a doctrine of pure consciousness. Explaining ...(Read More)
 
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