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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 played a role 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 ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Confucian Role Ethics
Confucian Role Ethics (November 2020)
A Vocabulary
Roger T. Ames - Author

Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.

In this landmark book, Roger T. Ames examines how the classics of the Confucian canon portray the authentic, ethical human being. He argues that many distinguished commentators on Confucian ethics have explained the fundamental ideas and terms of this...(Read More)
 
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