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Lore and Verse
Lore and Verse (January 2022)
Poems on History in Early Medieval China
Yue Zhang - Author

Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.

Lore and Verse is the first English-language book dedicated entirely to studying poems on history (yongshi shi) in premodern China. Focusing on works by poets from the entire range of early medieval China (220–589), Yue Zhang explores how history was disseminated and interpreted...(Read More)
 
 
Persons Emerging
Persons Emerging (October 2021)
Three Neo-Confucian Perspectives on Transcending Self-Boundaries
Galia Patt-Shamir - Author

Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.

Persons Emerging explores the renewed idea of the Confucian person in the eleventh-century philosophies of Zhou Dunyi, Shao Yong, and Zhang Zai. Galia Patt-Shamir discusses their responses to the Confucian challenge that the Way, as p...(Read More)
 
 
Friendship and Hospitality
Friendship and Hospitality (September 2021)
The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China
Dongfeng Xu - Author

Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.

The Jesuit mission to China more than four hundred years ago has been the subject of sustained scholarly investigation for centuries. Focusing on the concepts of friendship and hospitality as they were both theorized and practiced by the ...(Read More)
 
 
Technical Arts in the Han Histories
Technical Arts in the Han Histories (September 2021)
Tables and Treatises in the Shiji and Hanshu
Mark Csikszentmihalyi - Editor
Michael Nylan - Editor

The first concerted attempt to analyze how the histories Shiji and Hanshu described the technical arts as they were applied in vital areas of the administration of pre-Han and Han China.

While cultural literacy in early China was grounded in learning the Classics, basic competence in official life was generally predicated on acquiring several forms of technical knowle...(Read More)
 
 
A Philosophical Defense of Culture
A Philosophical Defense of Culture (June 2021)
Perspectives from Confucianism and Cassirer
Shuchen Xiang - Author

Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”

In A Philosophical Defense of Culture, Shuchen Xiang draws on the Confucian philosophy of "culture" and Ernst Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms to argue for the importance of "culture" as a philosophic paradigm. A defining ide...(Read More)
 
 
The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism
The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism (May 2021)
Harold D. Roth - Author

Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.

In The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism, Harold D. Roth explores the origins and nature of the Daoist tradition, arguing that its creators and innovators were not abstract philosophers but, rather, mystics engaged in self-exploration and self-cultivation, which in turn provid...(Read More)
 
 
Reconsidering the Life of Power
Reconsidering the Life of Power (March 2021)
Ritual, Body, and Art in Critical Theory and Chinese Philosophy
James Garrison - Author

Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.

Reconsidering the Life of Power examines Chinese perspectives on bodily self-cultivation and explores how these can be resources for working past the ritual scripts of everyday life. In recent decades, European and American thinkers like Michel Foucault and Judith Butler have called attention to t...(Read More)
 
 
Human Beings or Human Becomings?
Human Beings or Human Becomings? (February 2021)
A Conversation with Confucianism on the Concept of Person
Peter D. Hershock - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.

Great transformations are reshaping human life, social institutions, and the world around us, raising profound questions about our fundamental values. We now have the knowledge and the technical experti...(Read More)
 
 
Abolishing Boundaries
Abolishing Boundaries (January 2021)
Global Utopias in the Formation of Modern Chinese Political Thought, 1880–1940
Peter Zarrow - Author

Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.

Focusing on four key Chinese intellectuals of the first half of the twentieth century, Abolishing Boundaries offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought. These four intellectuals—Kang Youwei, Cai Yuanpei, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi—were deeply familiar with the Confucian and Buddhist classical texts, w...(Read More)
 
 
Human Becomings
Human Becomings (December 2020)
Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics
Roger T. Ames - Author

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.

In Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese philosophy. By beginning with...(Read More)
 
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