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Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
Military Thought in Early China
Military Thought in Early China (June 2017)
Christopher C. Rand - Author

Provides a systematic and comprehensive survey of writings on military philosophy in early China.

This study of the philosophy of war in early China examines the recurring debate, from antiquity through the Western Han period (202 BCE–8 CE), about how to achieve a proper balance between martial (wu) force and civil (wen) governance in the pursuit of a peaceful state. Rather than focusing solely on Sunzi’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Marionette Plays from Northern China
Marionette Plays from Northern China (April 2017)
Fan Pen Li Chen - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of northern China.

Marionette puppet theater has a rich and ancient history in China, extending back to the Han dynasty and reaching its heyday in the Qing dynasty. While this art form is nearly extinct in northern China today, a handful of troupes in Heyang County in Shaanxi Province, which claims to be the birthplace of marionette theater, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture
The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture (December 2016)
Paula M. Varsano - Editor

Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.

This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness—as both an object and a mode of representation—in the history of cultural production in China from the Warring States Period (403–221 BCE) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and beyond. The rhetorical use of various forms of hiddenness make...(Read More)
 
 
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn (December 2016)
Newell Ann Van Auken - Author

Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.

The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius and embodies his moral judgments, but this view appears to be contradicted by the brief and dispa...(Read More)
 
 
Engaged Emancipation
Engaged Emancipation (December 2015)
Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Moksopaya (Yogavasistha)
Christopher Key Chapple - Editor
Arindam Chakrabarti - Editor

A wide-ranging analysis of the Mokṣopāya, the Indian literary classic that teaches through storytelling how to enjoy an active, successful, worldly life in a spiritually enlightened way.

In the Mokṣopāya (also known as the Yogavāsiṣṭha), an eleventh-century Sanskrit poetic text, the great Vedic philosopher Vasiṣṭha counsels his young p...(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)
 
 
History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction
History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction (April 2012)
Chitra Sankaran - Editor

Comprehensive overview of the work of Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh.

This is the first collection of international scholarship on the fiction of Amitav Ghosh. Ghosh’s work is read by a wide audience and is well regarded by general readers, critics, and scholars throughout the world. Born in India, Ghosh has lived in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His work spans genres from contemporary re...(Read More)
 
 
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism (November 2011)
Defining the Japanese Self
Rachael Hutchinson - Author

Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.

Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) spent more time abroad than any other writer of his generation, firing the Japanese imagination with his visions of America and France. Applying the theoretical framework of Occidentalism to Japanese literature, Rachael Hutchinson explor...(Read More)
 
 
Kama's Flowers
Kama's Flowers (September 2011)
Nature in Hindi Poetry and Criticism, 1885-1925
Valerie Ritter - Author

Explores the transformation of Hindi poetry as it reflects a changing society during the period from 1885 to 1925.

Kāma’s Flowers documents the transformation of Hindi poetry during the crucial period of 1885–1925. As Hindi was becoming a national language and Indian nationalism was emerging, Hindi authors articulated a North Indian version of modernity by reenvisioning nature. While t...(Read More)
 
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