Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Second Edition)


Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe,Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207806
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
View: 1837

Continue Reading →

This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues 'Robber Zhi' and 'White Horse'; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.

Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy


Author: P. J. Ivanhoe,Bryan William Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207035
Category: Philosophy, Chinese
Page: 362
View: 7130

Continue Reading →

This reader presents new translations of the major writings of Kongzi (Confucius),Mozi, Mengzi (Mencius), Laozi (Lao Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), Xunzi (Hsn Tzu), and Han Feizi (Han Fei Tzu), with a concise general Introduction, brief introductions to each work, and select bibliographies for each figure represented.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy


Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846158
Category:
Page: 289
View: 7010

Continue Reading →

This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly. --Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University --- A substantial and highly accessible introduction to the indigenous philosophies of China. Van Norden shares his clear distillations of classical Chinese philosophies using conceptual frameworks many will find familiar. This reader-friendly book sets the historical and cultural contexts for the philosophies discussed, and includes appendices, study questions, and imaginative scenarios, which aid us in appreciating some of the most important philosophy ever developed. --Ann Pirruccello, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego --- This lucid introduction to early Chinese thought offers historical, textual and conceptual analyses of the schools of Classical Chinese philosophy, illuminating their basic themes, theories, and arguments and providing readers with an intellectual bridge between Chinese and Western thought. Introductory texts such as this are especially needed today, as the study of philosophy faces the challenges of globalization and the urgent need for dialogue among different philosophical traditions. --- An ideal text for introductory courses, this book will also inspire graduate students, scholars and experts in philosophy in general, and Chinese Philosophy in particular, with its theoretical insights and comparative methodology. --Vincent Shen, Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Departments of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913137
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 6419

Continue Reading →

Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

Tod einer roten Heldin

Roman
Author: Xiaolong Qiu
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552058060
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 7817

Continue Reading →

Oberinspektor Chen ermittelt in einem mysteriösen Mordfall: Das Opfer, Guan Hongying, war Leiterin einer Kosmetikabteilung und Modellarbeiterin - als Heldin der Arbeit ein politisches Vorbild. In ihrem Wäscheschrank findet Chen bürgerlich-dekadente Reizwäsche und ein Bündel erotischer Fotos. Keine Frage: ein brisanter Fall, der bis in die höchsten poitischen Kreise führt. Shanghai 1990, eine Stadt an der Schwelle zwischen Kommunismus und Kapitalismus: Qiu Xiaolongs spannender Kriminalroman führt den Leser mitten in das chinesische Alltagsleben - eine fesselnde Krimi-Sensation.

Eastern Philosophy

The Basics
Author: Victoria S. Harrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415587328
Category: Philosophy
Page: 199
View: 8937

Continue Reading →

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the 'self'? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.

Wie geht's?


Author: Dieter Sevin,Ingrid Sevin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495797642
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 544
View: 9905

Continue Reading →

Focused on building linguistic skills and comprehension through creative introductions to contemporary life and cultures in German-speaking countries, WIE GEHT'S? Ninth Edition is the clear choice to prepare your students to communicate in German in your classroom and beyond! Now in its Ninth Edition, WIE GEHT'S? remains to be one of the most popular introductory German programs in the country. Both authors are native Germans and not only expose students to the German language, but encourage cultural awareness and the acquisition of a functional vocabulary that effectively prepares them to continue their study of German. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland


Author: Zhuang Zi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843022208
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
View: 9367

Continue Reading →

Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Essential Mengzi

Selected Passages with Traditional Commentary
Author: Mengzi,Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872209857
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 1697

Continue Reading →

This abridged edition of Bryan Van Norden's translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) provides the most frequently studied portions of the work along with relevant passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi -- one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism. A glossary and bibliography are also included.

The Daodejing of Laozi


Author: Laozi,Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207011
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 9331

Continue Reading →

A Daoist classic that has had a profound influence on Chinese thought, the Laozi or Daodejing, evolved into its present form sometime around the third century BCE and continues to enjoy great popularity throughout East Asia and beyond. Philip J Ivanhoe's lucid and philosophically-minded interpretation and commentary offer fresh insights into this classic work. In the substantial introduction and numerous notes, Ivanhoe draws attention to the issues at play in the text, often relating them to contemporary philosophical discussions and directing the reader to related passages within the Daodejing and to other works of the period. The Language Appendix, unique to this edition, offers eight translations of the opening passage by well-known and influential scholars and explains, line-by-line, how each might have reached his particular interpretation.

Animals and World Religions


Author: Lisa Kemmerer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912556
Category: Religion
Page: 360
View: 9827

Continue Reading →

Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.

Schrift und Sprache der Chinesen


Author: Bernhard Karlgren
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662006693
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 119
View: 9970

Continue Reading →

Inhalt: Die Fr}hstufe der Sprache. Wortbildung. Schrift. Synthax. Die Kunst der Rede.

Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation


Author: Jeff Malpas,Norelle Lickiss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402062818
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
View: 8945

Continue Reading →

The idea of human dignity is central to any reflection on the nature of human worth. However, the idea is a complex one that also takes on many different forms. This unique collection explores the idea of human dignity as it arises within these many different domains, opening up the possibility of a multidisciplinary conversation that illuminates the concept itself. The book includes essays by leading Australian and International figures.

Der Malayische Archipel

die Heimath des Orang-Utan und des Paradiesvogels ; Reiseerlebnisse und Studien über Land und Leute
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
View: 2352

Continue Reading →

Xunzi

The Complete Text
Author: Xunzi,
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852552
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
View: 8850

Continue Reading →

This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi presents a more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton's translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. Named for its purported author, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has long been neglected compared to works such as the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. Yet interest in the Xunzi has grown in recent decades, and the text presents a much more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. In one famous, explicit contrast to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is bad. However, it also allows that people can become good through rituals and institutions established by earlier sages. Indeed, the main purpose of the Xunzi is to urge people to become as good as possible, both for their own sakes and for the sake of peace and order in the world. In this edition, key terms are consistently translated to aid understanding and line numbers are provided for easy reference. Other features include a concise introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, brief explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.

Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy

Constructive Engagement
Author: Bo Mou
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004368442
Category: Philosophy
Page: 572
View: 2003

Continue Reading →

From the vantage point of doing philosophy of language comparatively, Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy explores how reflective elaboration of some distinct features of Chinese and of relevant resources in Chinese philosophy and the development of philosophy of language can contribute to each other.