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xii, 413 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of figures and tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Conventions
  • Introduction
  • The emergence of the mandarin protestant bible and the idea of tongxing mandarin in chinese protestant bible translation
  • Mandarin : the lingua franca of the officials or the common language?
  • Was there a standard mandarin?
  • The emergence of the mandarin protestant bible
  • Towards a tongxing mandarin : a prelude to mandarin as the national language of china
  • Institutional patronage and the mandarin bible as the tongxing bible in china
  • The british and foreign bible society (BFBS)
  • The BFBS in China
  • How did the BFBS promote mandarin bible translation and circulation?
  • Financial sponsorship
  • Honorary roll
  • Colportage system
  • The BFBS'S ideological control over mandarin bible translation
  • The greek text of the mandarin union version
  • The 'Without note or comment' principle and the BFBS'S translational helps for the mandarin bible
  • The use of the mandarin bible and the promotion of mandarin as guoyu
  • The mandarin bible, the building of a biblical and literate chinese church, and the promotion of mandarin as guoyu
  • How did the mandarin bible as a text promote the use of mandarin as guoyu?
  • In church-related settings
  • Outside the church
  • Biblical mandarin and modern chinese lexicon
  • Fandui ...
  • Shijie ...
  • Xiaoxi ...
  • Yijian ...
  • Ziyou ...
  • Biblical mandarin and modern chinese grammar
  • The transposition of yinwei ... subordinate clause
  • The expanded uses of the bei ... passive construction
  • The increasing use of ... as a marker of indefiniteness
  • The expanded uses of zai ...
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index of biblical verses
  • General index.
This book represents the first monograph-length study of the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin from a lingua franca into the national language of China. Drawing on both published and unpublished sources, this book looks into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible in late Qing and Republican China, and sets out how the Mandarin Bible contributed to the standardization and enrichment of Mandarin. It also illustrates that the Mandarin Union Version, published in 1919, was involved in promoting Mandarin as not only the standard medium of communication but also a marker of national identity among the Chinese people, thus playing a role in the nation-building of modern China.
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xiii, 185 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Why Yan Yuan?
  • The formation of a radical anti-Zhu Xi Confucian
  • Discontent with "culture" : Yan Yuan's reconfiguration of Confucian learning
  • Yan-Li School reconsidered : Li Gong as "disciple"
  • From oblivion to glory : the revival of Yan Yuan in modern China
  • Conclusion: Body, ritual and identity.
In Body, Ritual and Identity: A New Interpretation of Yan Yuan, Yang Jui-sung has demonstrated that the complexity of Yan's ideas and his hatred for Zhu Xi in particular need be interpreted in light of his traumatic life experiences, his frustration over the fall of the Ming dynasty, and anxiety caused by the civil service examination system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004315457 20160912
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xi, 579 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The emperors of Han; Chronology of the later Han dynasty
  • Imperial capital
  • Emperor Ming and Emperor Zhang (57-88)
  • The reign of Emperor He (88-106)
  • The Dowager Deng and Emperor An (106-125)
  • The reign of Emperor Shun (125-144)
  • The hegemony of Liang Ji (144-159)
  • Emperor Huan and the eunuchs (159-168)
  • Emperor Ling : disordered government (169-184)
  • End of an empire (185-189)
  • Epilogues and conclusions (part I, Elegy for a lost capital; part II, What went wrong? : reflections on a ruin).
The Later Han dynasty, also known as Eastern Han, ruled China for the first two centuries of the Christian era. Comparable in extent and power to the early Roman empire, it dominated east Asia from present-day Vietnam to the Mongolian steppe. Rafe de Crespigny presents here the first full account of this period in Chinese history to be found in a Western language. Commencing with a detailed account of the imperial capital, the history describes the nature of government, the expansion of the Chinese people to the south, the conflicts of scholars and officials with eunuchs at court, and the final collapse which followed the rebellion of the Yellow Turbans and the rise of regional warlords.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004324916 20161228
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xiv, 422 pages ; 24 cm.
Through a detailed analysis of epistolary writing, "A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship" brings to life a lay disciple network associated with the monk Zhuhong (1535-1615) and his nemesis, the Yangming Confucian Zhou Rudeng (1547-1629).".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004305137 20160619
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x, 418 pages ; 25 cm.
"The matter of saṃgha-state relations is of central importance to both the political and the religious history of China. The volume 'The Middle Kingdom and the Dharma Wheel' brings together, for the first time, articles relating to this field covering a time span from the early Tang until the Qing dynasty. In order to portray also the remarkable thematic diversity of the field, each of the articles not only refers to a different time but also discusses a different aspect of the subject."--Back cover.
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ix, 419 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments vii Abbreviations and Conventions x Introduction 1 1 Religious and Literary Background 14 The Ideal of Xian-ship 14 A Historical Survey of Immortality Cults 15 Methods of Achieving Immortality 20 Prose Accounts of Immortality 24 Poetry on Immortality 28 Literary Criticism on Youxian Verse 38 2 The Dramatis Personae 43 Xi Wangmu 43 The Yellow Emperor 52 Laozi 57 Wangzi Qiao, Master Redpine, and Other Immortals 64 Transformations of the Pantheon 68 3 A Phenomenology of Immortals 77 Images of Immortals from the Han to the Eastern Jin 77 Transformation and Transcendence 77 The Visual Image of Immortals 90 The Far-Off Journey 95 Levitation and Fantastic Steeds 98 Spontaneity and Swiftness 104 Immortals' Feasts 108 The Hidden Immortal 116 Celestial Splendor and Courtly Refinement: The Southern Dynasties 132 Images of Eternity 148 4 The World of the Immortals 160 Topography 162 Cosmic Mountains and Paradise Gardens 171 The Lands of the Shangqing Revelations 179 Paradise on Earth 187 The Court Dulcification of Otherworldly Nature 198 5 The Way to Immortality 203 Journeys to Other Worlds 203 The "Yuanyou" Poem of the Chuci 203 The Distant Journey in the Han Fu 209 The Journey Theme in the Yuefu Tradition 213 The Distant Journey as a State of Mind 220 Sun Chuo's Visionary Ascent of the Tiantai Mountains 227 The Elixir Way 241 Alchemical Formulas and Sacred Scriptures 257 6 Immortality in the Context of the Human World 262 The Juxtaposition of the Two Realms in the Chuci Tradition 262 Melancholy and Yearning for Immortality during the Third and Fourth Centuries 268 Social Engagement, Hedonism, or Immortality Seeking? 286 Honoring the Immortals 298 Feasting Songs 305 Tableaus of Higher Realms 311 The Earth Below Is Out of Sight 320 Poetry on Immortality and Personal Religious Pursuits 329 Youxian Poetry and Daoist Ritual Hymns 333 Conclusion 350 Appendix Extant Classical and Early Medieval Verse Treating the Theme of Immortality 357 Bibliography 371 Index 401.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311565 20160704
In Roaming into the Beyond Zornica Kirkova provides the first detailed study in a Western language of Daoism-inspired themes in early medieval Chinese poetry. She examines representations of Daoist xian immortality in a broad range of versified literature from the Han until the end of the Six Dynasties, focusing on the transformations of themes, concepts, and imagery within a wide literary and religious context. Adopting a more integrated approach, the author explores both the complex interaction between poetry and Daoist religion and the interrelations between various verse forms and poetic themes. This book not only enhances our understanding of the complexities of early medieval literature but also reevaluates the place of Daoist religious thought in the intellectual life of the period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311565 20160704
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xiii, 364 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Sources on early Chinese law before the Yuelu Academy finds
  • The Yuelu Academy manuscript collection
  • The Wei yu deng zhuang manuscripts
  • The Wei yu deng zhuang in comparison with the Zou yan shu from Zhangjiashan tomb no. 247
  • The Wei yu deng zhuang in comparison with other legal texts
  • Conclusions.
In Legal Practice in the Formative Stages of the Chinese Empire, Ulrich Lau and Thies Staack offer a richly annotated English translation of the Wei yu deng zhuang si zhong , a collection of criminal case records from the pre-imperial state of Qin (dating from 246 BC-222 BC) that is part of the manuscripts in the possession of Yuelu Academy. Through an analysis of the collection and a comparison with similar manuscript finds from the Qin and Han periods, the authors shed new light on many aspects of the Qin administration of justice, e.g. criminal investigation, stages of criminal procedure, principles for determining punishment, and interaction of judicial officials on different administrative levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004315433 20160912
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xxvi, 485 pages ; 25 cm.
The "Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan" is one of the most important works concerning statecraft to survive from ancient China, here made accessible to English-language readers for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004309371 20160619
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x, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: All the World's a Book, Christopher Rea Acknowledgements 1.Yang Jiang's Wartime Comedies-- Or, the Serious Business of Marriage, Amy D. Dooling 2. "Passing Handan without Dreaming": Passion and Restraint in the Poetry and Poetics of Qian Zhongshu, Wang Yugen 3.Self-Deception and Self-Knowledge in Yang Jiang's Fiction, Judith M. Amory 4.How to do Things with Words: Yang Jiang and the Politics of Translation, Carlos Rojas 5. Guanzhui bian, Western Citations, and the Cultural Revolution, Ronald Egan 6.The Pleasures of Lying Low: Yang Jiang and Chinese Revolutionary Culture, Wendy Larson 7.The Institutional Mindset: Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang on Marriage and the Academy, Christopher Rea 8."All Alone, I Think Back on We Three": Yang Jiang's New Intimate Public, Jesse Field 9.The Cosmopolitan Imperative: Qian Zhongshu and "World Literature, " Theodore Huters All Will Come Out in the Washing, Christopher Rea Appendix: Works in English by Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004299962 20160618
"China s Literary Cosmopolitans" offers a comprehensive introduction to the intertwined literary careers of Qian Zhongshu (1910-98) and Yang Jiang (b. 1911) and explains why they have come to represent compelling models of Chinese-centric literary cosmopolitanism.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004299962 20160618
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xi, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
In Dialectics of Spontaneity, Zhiyi Yang examines the aesthetic and ethical theories of Su Shi, the primary poet, artist, and statesman of Northern Song.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004298491 20160618
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vi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Tables and Figures Chapter 1 Central Issues Experimental Literature and its Modes of Materiality Multimodality and Intersemioticity Translation and the Translational Technology Chapter Outline Chapter 2 Machine Translation and Hsia Yu's Poetics of Deconstruction Translation and Deconstruction Dichotomies Revisited Pink Noise: Mode of Writing Deconstructing Authorship Romancing the Machine Poet Transparent Meanings: Multimodality and Materiality The Texts: Literary Meaning and its Discontents Disjuncture and Divergence Concretising Images Ungrammaticality: Fetishism with the Word Proliferating Differance: Pink Noise in Multiple MT (Ir)reconciling Text and Machine The Text-Machine as Monster The `Ish-ness' of Language Chapter 3 The Material Poetics of Chen Li: Translation and Technology The Translingual Sign as Inscription Technology Intermediality: The Printed Text and its Digital `Translation' Interlinguality: Writing Through Translation Intersemioticity: Creative Transpositions Engendering a Material Poetics through Translation and Technology Chapter 4 Visuality and Translation in Literary Art: Xu Bing's A Book from the Sky and A Book from the Ground The Imagetext in Deconstructed Chinese Characters: A Book from the Sky Icon-Language in Deverbalised Communication: A Book from the Ground Imagetext: Image-In-Text to Image-As-Text Chapter 5 The Translational: Intersemioticity and Transculturality Case Examples Text Garden Read, Art Evil/Exorcised Translation as Method in Literary Art Chapter 6 On Chineseness and the Trope of Translation in Experimental Literature Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004293373 20180530
Experimental Chinese Literature is the first theoretical account of material poetics from the dual perspectives of translation and technology. Focusing on a range of works by contemporary Chinese authors including Hsia Yu, Chen Li, and Xu Bing, Tong King Lee explores how experimental writers engage their readers in multimodal reading experiences by turning translation into a method and by exploiting various technologies. The key innovation of this book rests with its conceptualisation of translation and technology as spectrums that interact in different ways to create sensuous, embodied texts. Drawing on a broad range of fields such as literary criticism, multimodal studies, and translation, Tong King Lee advances the notion of the translational text, which features transculturality and intersemioticity in its production and reception.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004293373 20180530
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vi, 348 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Ideology and power in early China / Yuri Pines
  • Part one. The foundations : unity, heaven, and ancestral models
  • Representations of regional diversity during the eastern Zhou dynasty / Paul R. Goldin
  • Omens and politics : the Zhou concept of the mandate of heaven as seen in the Chengwu manuscript / Luo Xinhui
  • Long live the King! : the ideology of power between ritual and morality in the Gongyang Zhuan / Joachim Gentz
  • Language and the ideology of kingship in the "Canon of Yao" / Martin Kern
  • Part two. Textual battles : rulers, ministers, and the people
  • Monarch and minister : the problematic partnership in the building of absolute monarchy in the Han Feizi / Romain Graziani
  • The changing role of the minister in the Warring States : evidence from the Yanzi Chunqiu / Scott Cook
  • Ideologies of the peasant and merchant in Warring States China / Roel Sterckx
  • Population records from Liye : ideology in practice / Charles Sanft
  • Epilogue: Ideological authority in China : past and present
  • Political and intellectual authority : the concept of the "sage-monarch" and its modern fate / Liu Zehua.
"Ideology of Power and Power of Ideology in Early China" explores Chinese political thought during the centuries surrounding the formation of the empire in 221 BCE, examining devices of legitimation, views of rulers and ministers, economic thought, and administrative practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004299290 20160618
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302 pages ; 25 cm.
  • A brocade of words : theories of poetic imitation
  • The reciprocal origins of pentasyllabic verse and of imitation poetry
  • Impersonation and the art of authorship
  • Echoing through the rafters : the afterlife of Jian'an
  • Self-portrait of sea anemone, and other impersonations of Jiang Yan
  • Jiang Yan's allusive and illusive journeys
  • Pathways to obscurity : Jiang Yan and Ruan Ji.
In 'Imitations of the Self' Nicholas M. Williams reevaluates the poetry of Jiang Yan as a summation of Six Dynasties poetics and as a model of mulifarious self-representation in Chinese poetry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004282230 20160618
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2 volumes (cxiii, 1416 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • VOLUME ONE: Note to the Reader 1.1 Acknowledgments 1.2 Chinese Dynasties 1.3 Recognized Rulers of the Qin and Han Dynasties and the Xin Period 1.4 Equivalents for Weights and Measures Mentioned in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts and Other Parallel Texts 1.5 Early-Han Orders of Rank Mentioned in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts 1.6 Official Titles Mentioned in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts 1.7A Place-Names Mentioned in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts 1.7B Map of Place-Names Mentioned in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts (Boundaries, 187-186 BCE) 1.8 Types of Punishments and Associated Crimes in the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts 1.9A Placement of Slips in the Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year Text 1.9B Placement of Slips in the Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases Text Introductory Study 2.1 Discovery, Conservation, Publication, and Previous Studies of the Zhangjiashan Texts 2.2 Principles of Translation and Working Methodology 2.3 Introduction to the Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year Text 2.4 Forms of Legislation and Their Enactment 2.5 Introduction to the Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases Text 2.6 The Judicial Process in a Criminal Case 2.7 The Punishments 2.8 Conclusions Bibliography Index VOLUME TWO: Note to the Reader Key to Transcription Symbols and Punctuation Translation, Part One: Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year (Ernian luling ) 3.1 "Statutes on Assault" (Zei lu ) 3.2 "Statutes on Robbery" (Dao lu ) 3.3 "Statutes on the Composition of Judgments" (Ju lu ) 3.4 "Statutes on Denunciations" (Gao lu ) 3.5 "Statutes on Arrest" (Bu lu ) 3.6 "Statutes on Abscondence" (Wang lu ) 3.7 "Statutes on Impoundment" (Shou lu ) 3.8 "Statutes on Miscellaneous Matters" (Za lu ) 3.9 "Statutes on Cash" (Qian lu ) 3.10 "Statutes on the Establishment of Officials" (Zhili lu ) 3.11 "Statutes on Equalizing Transportation" (Junshu lu ) 3.12 "Statutes on Food Rations at Conveyance Stations" (Zhuanshi lu ) 3.13 "Statutes on Agriculture" (Tian lu ) 3.14 "Statutes on [Passes and] Markets" ([Guan]shi lu [ ] ) 3.15 "Statutes on the Forwarding of Documents" (Xingshu lu ) 3.16 "Statutes on Exemption from Taxes" (Fu lu ) 3.17 "Statutes on Bestowals" (Ci lu ) 3.18 "Statutes on Households" (Hu lu ) 3.19 "Statutes on Checking" (Xiao lu ) 3.20 "Statutes on Enrollment" (Fu lu ) 3.21 "Statutes on Establishment of Heirs" (Zhihou lu ) 3.22 "Statutes on Ranks" (Jue lu ) 3.23 "Statutes on Levies" (Xing lu ) 3.24 "Statutes on Government Service" (Yao lu ) 3.25 "Statutes on Finance" (Jinbu lu ) 3.26 "Statutes on Salaries" (Zhi lu ) 3.27 "Statutes on Scribes" (Shi lu ) 3.28 "Ordinances on Fords and Passes" (Jinguan ling ) Translation, Part Two: Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases (Zouyan shu ) 4.1 The Absconding Indigenous Conscript 4.2 The Absconding Female Slave 4.3 The Eloping Lovers from Qi 4.4 A Mutilated Man Unwittingly Marries an Absconder 4.5 Sword Fight between a Runaway 'Slave' and a Thief Catcher 4.6 Beating to Death an Illegally Held Slave 4.7 A Crooked Widow Tries to Cheat Her Runaway Slaves 4.8 A Male Slave Escapes and a Border Guard is Punished 4.9 Falsifying the Account Books (1) 4.10 Falsifying the Account Books (2) 4.11 Counterfeiting a Horse Passport 4.12 A Delay in Forwarding Documents 4.13 A Small Bribe Results in a Large Fine 4.14 A Judiciary Scribe Harbors an Unregistered Person 4.15 A County Magistrate Robs Grain 4.16 A County Magistrate Orders the Murder of a Judiciary Scribe 4.17 A Successful Appeal of a Conviction Gained by False Accusation and Torture 4.18 The Benevolent Magistrate and the Chu Insurgency 4.19 Shi You Solves the Case of Hair and Grass in the Lord's Food 4.20 An Assistant Scribe Robs Grain and Confucian Principles 4.21 A Scribe of the Commandant of the Court Overturns a Sentence for Illicit Intercourse 4.22 A Cunning Scribe Solves a Robbery and Attempted Murder.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004292833 20160619
In "Law, State, and Society in Early Imperial China, " Anthony J. Barbieri-Low and Robin D.S. Yates offer the first detailed study and translation into English of two important early Chinese legal texts from the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004292833 20160619
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ix, 353 pages ; 24 cm.
In "Literary Forms of Argument in Early China, " Gentz and Meyer explore a new analytical approach to the study of written thinking by focusing on the argumentative function of literary patterns in early Chinese texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004291607 20160619
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xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Figures Acknowledgments 1.) Introduction: The Man, The Place, The Novel 2.) From Tianhui to Chengdu: Geopoetics and Historical Imagination 3.) No Place for Good Memories: Chengdu 1911 4.) Tempest in a Teacup: Local Memorial Dynamics 5.) Love in the Time of Revolution 6.) The Road to Perdition Conclusion: No Sense of an Ending Appendix: Translations by Li Jieren Works Cited Chinese Glossary.
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Engaged with the paradigms of cultural geography, local history, spatial politics, and everyday life, The Lost Geopoetic Horizon of Li Jieren unveils a Sichuan writer's lifelong quest: an independent historical fiction writing project on Chengdu from the turn of the century through China's 1911 Revolution. Kenny Kwok-kwan Ng's study illuminates the crisis of writing home in a globalized age by rescuing Li Jieren's repeatedly revised but never finished river-novel series written from Republican to Communist China, struggling to liberate local memory from the national cum revolutionary currents. The book undercuts official historiography and rewrites Chinese literary history from the ground up by highlighting Li's resilient geopoetics of writing that decenters the nation by adopting the place-based view of a distant province.
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vi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The identity of Huizhou and the reach of its merchants
  • Sojourning in translocal perspective : local encounters and place-based identity
  • "The public" for sojourners : Xiangyi and the translocal network of public participation
  • Translocal lineage and the romance of homeland attachment
  • The emergence of multi-place household registration : translocality, the state, and local communities
  • Routes and places : spatial order in merchant geographies.
In "The Order of Places" Yongtao Du tells a story of how the increase in geographical mobility in sixteenth through eighteenth century China brought about new understandings of spatial order in the world s most enduring empire.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004288386 20160618
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vi, 310 pages : illustrations.
Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, and ci, are examined, with a special focus on poetry's negotiation with tradition and historical context. Dozens of previously untranslated works are here rendered in English for the first time, and readers will enter a literary culture that was deeply infused with imperatives of wit, learning, and empathy. Among the diverse topics met with in this volume are metaphysical poetry as a medium of social exchange, the place of ruins in Chinese poetry, the reality and imaginary of frontier borderlands, the enigma of misattribution, and how a 19th-century Frenchwoman discovered Tang poetry for the Western world. Contributors include Timothy Wai Keung Chan, Robert Joe Cutter, Ronald Egan, David R. Knechtges, Paul W. Kroll, Stephen Owen, Wendy Swartz, Ding Xiang Warner, and Pauline Yu.
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viii, 267 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Liu Yiqing's world and the Youming lu
  • Background of the Buddhist coloring in the Youming lu
  • Historical thematic changes under the impact of Buddhism in early medieval China as seen in the Youming lu
  • Buddhist imagery in early medieval China as seen in the Youming lu
  • A fantastic dream world : new literary motifs and Buddhist culture
  • Concluding remarks.
This book demonstrates the historical changes in early medieval China as seen in the tales of the supernatural-thematic transformation from traditional demonic retribution to Karmic retribution, from indigenous Chinese netherworld to Buddhist concepts of hell, and from the traditional Chinese savior to a new savior, Buddha. It also examines Buddhist imagery and the flourish of new motifs in the fantastic dreamworld and their relationship with Buddhism. This study relates the Youming lu to the development of popular Chinese Buddhist beliefs, attempting to single out ideas that differ from the beliefs found in Buddhist scriptures as well as miraculous tales written especially to promote Buddhism.
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343 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Early career
  • Pacifying southern Gan
  • The prince and the sage
  • Sageliness within, kingliness without
  • Benevolence on the border
  • Subduing and civilizing the Yao.
In Doing Good and Ridding Evil in Ming China: The Political Career of Wang Yangming, George Israel offers an account of this influential Neo-Confucian philosopher's official career and military campaigns. While his contribution to China's intellectual history and the outlines of his political life are well known, the relation between his thought and what he did in his capacity as a Ming official has been given less attention.Prior writing on Wang Yangming has passed judgment on his ideas by either idealizing or condemning him for how he treated those he was assigned to govern. Through a detailed reconstruction of his career in the context of issues of empire, ethnicity, and violence, George Israel demonstrates that the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
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