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Craft of a Chinese Commentator, The

Craft of a Chinese Commentator, The

Wang Bi on the Laozi

  • Author: Rudolf G. Wagner
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791493385
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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A systematic study of Wang Bi's (226-249) commentary on the Laozi, this book provides the first systematic study of a Chinese commentator's scholarly craft and introduces a highly sophisticated Chinese way of reading the Taoist classic, one that differs greatly from Western interpretations.

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing

A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing

Wang Bi's Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation

  • Author: Rudolf G. Wagner
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 079145181X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 531
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Presenting the commentary of the third-century sage Wang Bi, this book provides a Chinese way of reading the Daodejing, one which will surprise Western readers.

Language, Ontology, and Political Philosophy in China

Language, Ontology, and Political Philosophy in China

Wang Bi's Scholarly Exploration of the Dark (Xuanxue)

  • Author: Rudolf G. Wagner
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791453315
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 261
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Explores the thought of Wang Bi, the third-century Chinese philosopher who made brilliant, innovative contributions in an era when traditional intellectual institutions and orthodoxies had collapsed.

Yijing and Chinese Politics, The

Yijing and Chinese Politics, The

Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960-1127

  • Author: Tze-ki Hon
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791484009
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 231
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Discusses interpretations of the Yijing (the I Ching or Book of Changes) during the Northern Song period and how these illuminate the momentous changes in Chinese society during this era.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature (vol.I)

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature (vol.I)

A Reference Guide, Part One

  • Author: David R. Knechtges,Taiping Chang
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004191275
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 791
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The long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide, this work offers a wealth of information on writers, genres, literary schools and terms of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the seventh century C.E.

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature (vol. 2)

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature (vol. 2)

A Reference Guide, Part Two

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004201645
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 680
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The long-awaited, first Western-language reference guide, this work offers a wealth of information on writers, genres, literary schools and terms of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the seventh century C.E.

Early Medieval China

Early Medieval China

A Sourcebook

  • Author: Wendy Swartz,Robert Ford Campany,Yang Lu,Jessey Choo
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231531001
  • Category: History
  • Page: 832
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This innovative sourcebook builds a dynamic understanding of China's early medieval period (220–589) through an original selection and arrangement of literary, historical, religious, and critical texts. A tumultuous and formative era, these centuries saw the longest stretch of political fragmentation in China's imperial history, resulting in new ethnic configurations, the rise of powerful clans, and a pervasive divide between north and south. Deploying thematic categories, the editors sketch the period in a novel way for students and, by featuring many texts translated into English for the first time, recast the era for specialists. Thematic topics include regional definitions and tensions, governing mechanisms and social reality, ideas of self and other, relations with the unseen world, everyday life, and cultural concepts. Within each section, the editors and translators introduce the selected texts and provide critical commentary on their historical significance, along with suggestions for further reading and research.

Philosophy on Bamboo

Philosophy on Bamboo

Text and the Production of Meaning in Early China

  • Author: Dirk Meyer
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004208089
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 406
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Through close readings of excavated texts from Gu?diàn, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the way in which meaning is produced in early Chinese philosophical texts. It is the first book on early China to cast light on the relationship between material conditions and ideas and shows how, in an evolving manuscript culture, texts were used by different social groups.

Shizi

Shizi

China's First Syncretist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231504179
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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By blending multiple strands of thought into one ideology, Chinese Syncretists of the pre-imperial period created an essential guide to contemporary ideas about self, society, and government. Merging traditions such as Ruism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism, and Yin-Yang naturalism into their work, Syncretists created an integrated intellectual approach that contrasts with other, more specific philosophies. Presenting the first full English translation of the earliest example of a Syncretist text, this volume introduces Western scholars to both the brilliance of the syncretic method and a critical work of Chinese leadership. Written by Shi Jiao, China's first syncretic thinker, during the Warring States Period of 481 to 221 BCE, Shizi is similar to Machiavelli's The Prince in that it dispenses wisdom to would-be rulers. It stresses the need for leaders to be detached and objective. It further encourages self-cultivation and effective government, recommending that rulers maintain self-discipline, hire reliable people, delegate power transparently, and promote others in an orderly fashion. The people, it is argued, will emulate their leader's wisdom and virtue, and a just and peaceful state will result. Paul Fischer provides an extensive introduction and a chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of the text—outlining the importance of syncretism in Chinese culture—and explores the text's particular features, authorship, transmission, loss, and reconstruction over time. The Shizi set the stage for a long history of syncretic endeavor in China, and its study provides insight into the vital traditions of early Chinese philosophy. It is also a template for interpreting other well-known works, such as the Confucian Analects, the Daoist Laozi, the Mohist Mozi, and the Legalist Shang jun shu.

Journal of Chinese Religions

Journal of Chinese Religions

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
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