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In Search of the Way

In Search of the Way

Legal Philosophy of the Classic Chinese Thinkers

  • Author: Wejen Chang
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780748669561
  • Category:
  • Page: 568
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Wejen Chang brings a fresh perspective to the most prominent Chinese classical philosophers - Confucius, Laozi, Mozi, Zhuangzi, Mencius, Xunzi, Lord Shang and Han Fei. These thinkers founded or influenced the Confucian, Daoist, Mohist and Legalist schools of thought, and their ideas continue to guide China's thinking and behaviour today. He shows how these thinkers addressed the key question of how philosophical thinking can serve humanity and society. Chang systematically presents their different solutions and evaluates them according to reason and experience, helping you to understand the philosophical roots of law and Chinese law in particular.

Contracts in the People’s Republic of China

Contracts in the People’s Republic of China

An outline of the Chinese law from the perspective of Europe and Hong-Kong

  • Author: Jacques H. Herbots
  • Publisher: Die Keure Publishing
  • ISBN: 9048632730
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 252
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A complete and well-documented review of contract law in China. This in-depth introduction to the law of contracts of Mainland China was written for Western lawyers who have contacts with the People’s Republic of China, for scholars and students of comparative law or of Sinology. As stated above the book is merely an introduction, not a technical legal treatise for specialised private lawyers. It is therefore useful for businessmen too. Without using stale language, this work also places the law of contractual obligations in an historical and socio-political context. It sketches, besides the general theory of contractual obligations and the provisions on the several specific contracts, the Chinese case law on international sales contracts, as well as the law on the dispute resolution. It can be said that with regard to the private law the book opens a window on the continental Chinese legal culture, as Zweigert and Kötz would call it. An essential handbook for all lawyers who wish to be fully involved in international relationships ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jacques H. Herbots devoted his PhD thesis to African law. Thereafter, for many years he taught contracts, obligations and comparative law at the renowned university of Louvain. Besides his main tasks as a professor, he kept feeling the pulse of the living law as a deputy judge, as an assessor in the Belgian Council of State and as a member of the High Council for the Judiciary. He is currently still arbitrator in the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation, and he was appointed to the panel of the CIETAC in Beijing. Ever since a visit to the People’s Republic in 1974, one may safely say he has been fascinated by the Empire of the Middle.

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

  • Author: Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192513141
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1152
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Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.

Right, Power, and Faquanism

Right, Power, and Faquanism

A Practical Legal Theory from Contemporary China

  • Author: Zhiwei Tong
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004381287
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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In Right, Power, and Faquanism, Tong Zhiwei proposes that right and power are ultimately a unified entity named faquan, and that the purpose of law should be to establish a balanced faquan structure and to promote its preservation and proliferation.

The Path

The Path

What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

  • Author: Michael Puett,Christine Gross-Loh
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476777837
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 224
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

XI Jinping: How to Read Confucius and Other Chinese Classical Thinkers

XI Jinping: How to Read Confucius and Other Chinese Classical Thinkers

  • Author: Fenzhi Zhang
  • Publisher: CN Times Beijing Media Time United Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781627741200
  • Category: History
  • Page: 450
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The most important private activity for Xi Jinping, Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party, is reading. To him literature is vital for an individual's growth, particularly works of traditional Chinese culture and the philosophy of Confucius, with its focus on society, self-education, and governance. Having used the knowledge gained from his reading to achieve leadership of China, he encourages everyone around him to love and read good books. Xi believes that reading and learning are not only necessary requirements for good leadership, but for a healthy society generally. Accordingly, he has made reading the classics of Confucius and other thinkers a requirement for Party Leaders. In this collection respected journalist Zhang Fenzhi brings together Xi's speeches, presentations, and writings about the importance of classical Chinese thought and the importance of literature and reading. In China, Xi explains, a major part of the cultural heritage is a "fine tradition of books consisting of ancient and modern masterpieces that are a reflection and expression of the fundamentals of human survival and development. This literary heritage," he explains, "penetrates the wisdom of history. Its ideological value spans time and space being constantly refreshed, and in doing so has become all of mankind's spiritual wealth. The best example of this is that we have a history of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and the works that have come out of it contain a wealth of ideas about how to live the best life as well as the major principles of governance." Readers will find this book is divided between general themes (National Governance, Self-Cultivation, Foreign Affairs, etc.) and with a classic quotation on the theme, Xi's use of the quote, an explanation of his meaning in its use, as well as the work from which the original quote came, the original text, and a short biography of the author. Finally, Zhang provides an analysis of the use of the quote in the context of its historical meaning providing an explanation of Xi's use and meaning. Authors quoted range from Confucius to Mencius to Mao.

Trying Not to Try

Trying Not to Try

Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

  • Author: Edward Slingerland
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0770437621
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it. With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible. Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture. From the Hardcover edition.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

  • Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060160012
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 108
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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy

  • Author: Antonio S. Cua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135367485
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1020
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Featuring contributions from the world's most highly esteemed Asian philosophy scholars, this important new encyclopedia covers the complex and increasingly influential field of Chinese thought, from earliest recorded times to the present day. Including coverage on the subject previously unavailable to English speakers, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the extensive range of concepts, movements, philosophical works, and thinkers that populate the field. It includes a thorough survey of the history of Chinese philosophy; entries on all major thinkers from Confucius to Mou Zongsan; essential topics such as aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of government, and philosophy of literature; surveys of Confucianism in all historical periods (Zhou, Han, Tang, and onward) and in key regions outside China; schools of thought such as Mohism, Legalism, and Chinese Buddhism; trends in contemporary Chinese philosophy, and more.

Civil Law in Qing and Republican China

Civil Law in Qing and Republican China

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804779279
  • Category: Law
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Maimonides

Maimonides

The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

  • Author: Joel L. Kraemer
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 9780385528511
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time. Maimonides was born in Córdoba, in Muslim-ruled Spain, in 1138 and died in Cairo in 1204. He lived in an Arab-Islamic environment from his early years in Spain and North Africa to his later years in Egypt, where he was immersed in its culture and society. His life, career, and writings are the highest expression of the intertwined worlds of Judaism and Islam. Maimonides lived in tumultuous times, at the peak of the Reconquista in Spain and the Crusades in Palestine. His monumental compendium of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah, became a basis of all subsequent Jewish legal codes and brought him recognition as one of the foremost lawgivers of humankind. In Egypt, his training as a physician earned him a place in the entourage of the great Sultan Saladin, and he wrote medical works in Arabic that were translated into Hebrew and Latin and studied for centuries in Europe. As a philosopher and scientist, he contributed to mathematics and astronomy, logic and ethics, politics and theology. His Guide of the Perplexed, a masterful interweaving of religious tradition and scientific and philosophic thought, influenced generations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish thinkers. Now, in a dazzling work of scholarship, Joel Kraemer tells the complete story of Maimonides’ rich life. MAIMONIDES is at once a portrait of a great historical figure and an excursion into the Mediterranean world of the twelfth century. Joel Kraemer draws on a wealth of original sources to re-create a remarkable period in history when Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions clashed and mingled in a setting alive with intense intellectual exchange and religious conflict.

Research from Archival Case Records

Research from Archival Case Records

Law, Society and Culture in China

  • Author: Philip C.C. Huang,Kathryn Bernhardt
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004271899
  • Category: History
  • Page: 586
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Legal history studies generally focus mainly on codified law, without attention to actual practice, and on the past, without relating it to the present. Research from Archival Case Records starts from legal practice instead and links the past to the present.

The State and the Rule of Law

The State and the Rule of Law

  • Author: Blandine Kriegel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400821761
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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Blandine Kriegel, at one time a collaborator with Michel Foucault, is one of France's foremost political theorists. This translation of her celebrated work L'Etat et les esclaves makes available for English-speaking readers her impassioned defense of the state. Published in France in 1979 and republished in 1989, this work challenged not only the anti-statism of the 1960s but also generations of romanticism in politics that, in Kriegel's view, inadvertently threatened the cause of liberty by refusing to distinguish between the despotic and the lawful state. In a work that addresses the urgent concerns of Europe and the contemporary world as a whole, Kriegel examines the background of modern liberal democracy in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and argues cogently for the future of constitutional social-democracy. She maintains, among other positions, that European liberal democracies would have been impossible without the political basis provided by the lawful state first developed by monarchies. She also shows that early modern centralized states became liberal insofar as they developed a centralized legal system, rather than a centralized administration. In developing these ideas, she presents a picture of the state as a major force for human liberty.

The Philosophy of Loyalty

The Philosophy of Loyalty

  • Author: Josiah Royce
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 9780826512673
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 196
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A transitional book in the development of Royce's thought, originally published in 1908, The Philosophy of Loyalty is a key to understanding his influence on the development of pragmatism. Royce's basic argument is clear. Individual wills are a given, and social training is a natural aspect of community.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

  • Author: William Rosen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226726347
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 370
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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Liquid Modernity

Liquid Modernity

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 074565701X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity. This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history. This book is dedicated to this task. Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning. Liquid Modernity concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books Globalization: The Human Consequences and In Search of Politics. Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.

The Japan Daily Mail

The Japan Daily Mail

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

  • Author: Michael Ing
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190679123
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity and value of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into dialogue with questions about the ways in which meaningful things are vulnerable to powers beyond our control, and more specifically how relationships with meaningful others might compel tragic actions. Vulnerability is often understood as an undesirable state; invulnerability is usually preferred. While recognizing the need to reduce vulnerability in some situations, The Vulnerability of Integrity demonstrates that vulnerability is pervasive in human experience, and enables values such as morality, trust, and maturity. Vulnerability is also the source of the need for care for oneself and for others. The possibility of tragic loss fosters compassion for others as we strive to care for each other. This book demonstrates the plurality of Confucian thought on this topic. The first two chapters describe traditional and contemporary arguments for the invulnerability of integrity in early Confucian thought. The remainder of the book focuses on neglected voices in the tradition, which argue that our concern for others can and should lead to us compromise our own integrity. In such cases, we are compelled to do something transgressive for the sake of others, and our integrity is jeopardized in the transgressive act.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures

  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 0525512187
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.