Ta Hsüeh and Chung Yung

The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean
Author: Andrew H. Plaks
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140447849
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 127
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Ta Hsüeh (Daxue) and Chung Yung (Zhongyong) are two of the central texts of early Chinese thought, encapsulating the Confucian philosophy of the Way of moral cultivation and spiritual attainment. Traditionally held to be the work of two of Confucius's closest disciples, the books were compiled in their present form late in the second or first century bce and have occupied a central position in educational, political, and cultural life throughout East Asia for almost a thousand years. The texts focus on the connection between internal self-cultivation and the external realization of one's moral core in the fulfillment of the practical aims of Confucian life: the observance of ritual, the proper conduct of personal relationships, and the grand enterprise of maintaining order in the state and the world. Includes introduction, chronological table, suggestions for further reading, notes, and appendices on basic concepts and method of argument These two texts complete the set of the four Confucian classics in Penguin Classics

Problems and Solutions on Solid State Physics, Relativity and Miscellaneous Topics


Author: Yung-kuo Lim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810218935
Category: Science
Page: 354
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Crystal structures and properties (1001-1027) - Electron theory, energy bands and semiconductors (1028-1051) - Electromagnetic properties, optical properties and superconductivity (1052-1076) - Other topics (1077-1081) - Special relativity (2001-2007) - General relativity 2008-2023) - Relativistic cosmology (2024-2028) - History of physics and general questions (3001-3025) - Measurements, estimations and errors (3026-3048) - Mathematical techniques (3049-3056).

The Heart of Confucius

Interpretations of Genuine Living and Great Wisdom
Author: Archie J. Bahm,Confucius
Publisher: Jain Publishing Company
ISBN: 0875730213
Category: Religion
Page: 159
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THE HEART OF CONFUCIUS tells what all Western readers should know about Confucius and why his teachings are important. They are the teachings that have influenced Chinese life for two and a half millenniums and expressed universal human ideals that have helped to shape civilization.

Vital Nourishment

Departing from Happiness
Author: François Jullien
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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A philosophical inquiry into how to "feed life," or nourish it, draws from early Chinese thinker Zhuanghi to explore notions of breath, energy, and immanence.

Chu Hsi and the Ta-hsueh

Neo-Confucian Reflection on the Confucian Canon
Author: Daniel K. Gardner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 181
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Problems and Solutions on Optics


Author: Yung-kuo Lim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810204396
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Geometrical optics (1001-1041) - Wave optics (2001-2089) - Quantum optics (3001-3030).

葵曄集

大漢歌聲: 中國三千年詩選
Author: Wuji Liu,Irving Yucheng Lo
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253355805
Category: Poetry
Page: 630
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A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. "This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, immediately accessible." -- Publishers Weekly "Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language." -- The New York Times Book Review "This remarkably fine anthology should remain standard for a long time." -- Library Journal ..". excellent translations by divers hands. Open to any page and listen to the still, sad music... " -- Washington Post Bookworld

The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu)


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141970405
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A wonderfully enjoyable storehouse of ancient Chinese history and legends, which also has an important role in understanding 21st-century China 'And remember: Heaven's blessing will cease forever if there's despair and poverty in your lands' The Most Venerable Book (also known as The Book of History) is one of the Five Classics, a key work of Chinese literature which preserves some of the most ancient and dramatic chronicles of the history, both real and mythological, of the Chinese state. For many centuries it was a central work for anyone wishing to work for the Imperial administration, preserving as it does a fascinating mixture of key Confucian concepts as well as page after page of heroes, benevolent rulers, sagacious ministers, and struggles against flood, corruption and vicious, despotic rulers. The First Emperor tried in 213 BC to have all copies of the book destroyed because of its subversive implication that 'the Mandate of Heaven' could be withdrawn from rulers who failed their people. For similar reasons it was also banned by Chairman Mao. Extraordinarily, the values of The Most Venerable Book have been revived by the Chinese government of the 2010s.

A Guide to Oriental Classics


Author: Amy Vladeck Heinrich
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231517195
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 325
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A Guide to Oriental Classics

New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy


Author: Chung-ying Cheng
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791498891
Category: History
Page: 619
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This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture. Fundamental essays deal cogently with the relationship between Chinese language and Chinese philosophy, offering general categories which shape the matrix of ideas woven in Chinese philosophy from its very beginnings. Along with more general characterizations, there are themes placing Confucian thinkers in touch with modern communication theories, perceptions of individuals, religious themes, and scientific worldviews. Conceptual and comparative essays probe the frontiers of Chinese philosophy in its contemporary Confucian revival.

Ta Hsüeh and Chung Yung

The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean
Author: Andrew Plaks
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908262
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Set alongside The Analects and Mencius, these two texts make up the 'Four Books' of Chinese Confucian tradition. Their depiction of the 'Way of Great Learning' focuses on the moral tenets of Confucian thinking, establishing a universal framework that links individuals with the cosmos. By drawing together key ethical and philophical, and metaphysical issues, the essays deal with the individual's development of moral character. They have long occupied a central position in the educational and political infrastructure of China, Korea and Japan, and their influence and popularity continues to grow, in the East and in the West.

Imagining Boundaries

Changing Confucian Doctrines, Texts, and Hermeneutics
Author: Kai-wing Chow,On-cho Ng,John B. Henderson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791441985
Category: History
Page: 269
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Explores the shifting terrain of Confucianism in Chinese history.

Christianity and Missions, 1450–1800


Author: J. S. Cummins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135195170X
Category: History
Page: 424
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The theme of this volume is the transformation of European Christianity into a world-wide religion. The spirit of crusade against Islam was one impulse driving the early expansion; these essays show how new ideologies of mission were developed and how perceptions have continued to evolve, notably in the light of Vatican II. They reveal the differing attitudes and roles of missionaries in such radically different environments as America and China, and the equally varied ways in which this activity was received, with the many problems of accomodation and sycretism. Topics covered include the development of new institutions to control missionary activity, notably the Roman Propaganda Fidei, tensions around race and the role of women, and the stimulus given, for instance to linguistic studies, by the need to communicate. Finally, they examine the belated awakening of the Protestant churches to the need to compete with Rome in the evangelization of the world.

The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok


Author: Young-chan Ro
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887066559
Category: Philosophy
Page: 154
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This book explores the philosophical and religious dimensions of Korean Neo-Confuciansim as expounded by one of the foremost Korean Neo-Confucian thinkers, Yi Yulgok (1536-1584). Yulgok's creative interpretations reformulate some fundamental issues of Confucian philosophy. This book explores the significance of the fundamental assumption which underlies the entire system of Yulgok's Confucian thought. That philosophical assumption is characterized by the author as 'non-dualistic' and 'anthropocosmic'. It is a unique aspect of Korean Neo-Confucianism which leads to a new way of understanding the Confucian world view and spirituality. This 'non-dualistic' vision sheds a new and critical light on the dialectical framework of thinking at work in Western formulations of understanding the ultimate reality, nature, the universe, and human being. The 'anthropocosmic' vision in this respect will challenge fundamental assumptions of Western theological formulation and suggest a new understanding of human nature and the universe. A 'non-dualistic' and 'anthropocosmic' interpretation of Yulgok's thought is a fruitful way of approaching the Korean way of thinking and of coming to grips with one Neo-Confucian mode of attaining human self-understanding.

Centrality and Commonality

An Essay on Confucian Religiousness A Revised and Enlarged Edition of Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Chung-yung
Author: Weiming Tu
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887069284
Category: History
Page: 165
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“It is a spectacular example of the Confucian commentarial tradition at its best. Tu manages to elucidate the original text while building on it in new and exciting ways. He has a clear grasp of the inner logic which is the engine of Chung yung's thought, and best of all, he is able to communicate it clearly in his own text. It is impossible to think about teaching a class in early Confucian thought without recommending this book. If it were a graduate class, Centrality and Commonality would have to be required reading. (Because) it is extraordinarily lucid about a very difficult topic, I wouldn't hesitate to use this book in an undergraduate class (as well).” — Warren G. Frisina, Rice University “This kind of interpretative essay is precisely what is needed to persuade Western philosophers and general humanists to take the Chinese texts seriously as a resource for alternative conceptual structures. Tu's main contribution lies in the quality of his insight into the important differences between 'person,' as defined in the Confucian context, and the dominant Western understandings. Given the ease with which it reads, I would target this work for classroom use.” — Roger T. Ames, University of Hawaii “Tu is to be commended for bringing the rich resources of Chinese thought and culture into the midst of modern discussions that simultaneously encompass and transcend diverse cultures and their values within the scope of common human issues. He boldly confronts the seminal crisis of our times and amply demonstrates his ability to bring an insightful, creative intellect to bear upon the questions posed. In addition, his depth of personal commitment to the subject is very much in evidence and enriches this scholarly study with a unique dimension of human-ness.” — Sandra A. Wawrytko, San Diego State University “Tu amplifies and clarifies the key patterns of thought in the text and succeeds in interweaving them into a richly textured and holistic Confucian Weltanschauung. I like the book because it is provocative. Tu's interpretation challenges the conventional wisdom that Confucianism is a purely rational and secular ethical system. His style is lucid—although the subject is both complex and difficult—and any intelligent general reader would enjoy the work and learn a great deal.” — Leo S. Chang, Harvard University

A Drifting Boat

An Anthology of Chinese Zen Poetry
Author: Jerome P. Seaton
Publisher: White Pine Press
ISBN: 9781877727375
Category: Poetry
Page: 200
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This anthology gathers over 1500 years if Chinese Zen (Ch'an) poetry, from the earliest writing -- including the Hsin Hsin Ming written by the Third Patriarch -- to the poetry of monks living in this century. Drawn together by the Zen thread, this ragged line of poet-hermits forms a profound lineage for many contemporary poets.

The Three Character Classic

A Bilingual Reader of China's ABCs
Author: Yinglin Wang,Phebe X. Gray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931907781
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 220
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There is a renewed interest in understanding traditional Chinese language and culture. The Three Character Classic: A Bilingual Reader of China's ABCs serves that purpose. Known as San Zi Jing in Chinese, it has been a literacy text since the 13th century. The Three Character Classic has stood the test of time and space through its rich content as well as its literary beauty in simplicity in style. Comparable to a pocket encyclopedia, the book overviews Chinese history and important historical works, illustrating the fundamentals of Confucianism while teaching the basics of math, sciences, music, and moral lessons. Readers will find pleasure in reading these stories, and the book serves as a key to opening more doors to the understanding of Chinese culture. About the Author Phebe Xu Gray, received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches Chinese language and culture at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She enjoys teaching, reading, traveling, doing housework, and thinking about history.

The Teachings of Confucius - Special Edition


Author: Confucius,James Legge,James H. Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934255834
Category: History
Page: 160
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The teachings of Confucius have had as great an impact on the culture of the Far East as the Bible has had on that of West. As they are presented in this deluxe, hardcover volume, "The Teachings of Confucius - Special Edition" consists of three books in one volume: "The Analects," "The Great Learning" and "The Doctrine of the Mean." "The Analects" is the most important of the teachings of Confucius. It is a collection of speeches and discussions between Confucius and his various disciples that illustrate his precepts: that anyone, regardless of his station in life, could become a superior man by living a virtuous life. "The Great Learning" is a protocol for living, even the humblest actions of everyday living. It is embodied by the practice illustrated by the "Seven Steps." "The Doctrine of the Mean" deals with the means of achieving perfect virtue by following the middle way. It is a Heavenly prescription of the golden path by which learning and teaching ultimately unfold into perfect virtue. Like other great teachers, Confucius advocated action based on empathy; on practicing "The Golden Rule" by only doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. His aim was to improve the value and quality of life for all mankind.

The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature


Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505620
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 704
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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.

Cheng-Zhu Confucianism in the Early Qing

Li Guangdi (1642-1718) and Qing Learning
Author: On-cho Ng
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448823
Category: History
Page: 258
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Examines the thought of Li Guangdi, an exponent of the Cheng-Zhu school of Confucianism and a powerful statesman during the Qing dynasty.