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The Emergence of Word-Meaning in Early China
The Emergence of Word-Meaning in Early China (June 2022)
A Grammatology
Jane Geaney - Author

 
 
Self-Cultivation in Early China
Self-Cultivation in Early China (May 2022)
Paul Fischer - Author

An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.

Self-Cultivation in Early China is an introduction to multiple aspects of the foundational practice of self-cultivation in early China (c.1000 to 100 BCE). Drawing on the Chinese classics and the dozens of scholars' texts (both received and excavated) that together form the basis of intellectual history for...(Read More)
 
 
Ziran
Ziran (April 2022)
The Philosophy of Spontaneous Self-Causation
Brian Bruya - Author

The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.

Ziran, an idea from ancient Daoism, defies easy translation into English but can almost be captured by the term "spontaneity." It means "self-causation," if "self" is understood as fundamentally plur...(Read More)
 
 
Adventures in Chinese Realism
Adventures in Chinese Realism (March 2022)
Classic Philosophy Applied to Contemporary Issues
Eirik Lang Harris - Editor
Henrique Schneider - Editor

Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.

Realism, or Legalism, was once a significant influence in classical Chinese philosophy, later eclipsed by Confucianism. Its ideas, however, remain alive and powerful. Realists propose dealing with real-world problems using real-world in...(Read More)
 
 
The Chinese Liberal Spirit
The Chinese Liberal Spirit (February 2022)
Selected Writings of Xu Fuguan
Xu Fuguan - Author
David Elstein - Editor/translator

The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.

Xu Fuguan (1903–1982) was one of the most important Confucian scholars of the twentieth century. A key figure in the Nationalist Party, Xu was involved in the Chinese civil war after World War II and in the early years of the Nationalist government in Taiwan. He never ceased to believe that d...(Read More)
 
 
Technical Arts in the Han Histories
Technical Arts in the Han Histories (November 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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
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