Essential Huainanzi

ISBN-10: 0231159811
ISBN-13: 9780231159814
Edition: 2012
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Description: Columbia University Press's widely anticipated, complete translation of the Huainanzi, published in 2010, opened exciting new pathways in the study of classical Chinese philosophy and literature. Compiled in the second century B.C.E., the Huainanzi  More...

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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Columbia University Press's widely anticipated, complete translation of the Huainanzi, published in 2010, opened exciting new pathways in the study of classical Chinese philosophy and literature. Compiled in the second century B.C.E., the Huainanzi is a critical work of early Chinese thought, clarifying a crucial period in the development of Chinese conceptions of the cosmos, human nature, and the social order. This abridgement contains essential selections from each of the Huainanzi's twenty-one chapters and adds a new introduction and chapter descriptions. Designed for classroom use and general readers, it allows even greater access to this central work of Chinese intellectual history.Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know" in order to govern efficaciously, the Huainanzi emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, attributing successful rule to a balance of broad knowledge, diligent application, and penetrating wisdom. The text represents a remarkable synthesis of Daoist classics, such as the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; works associated with the Confucian tradition, such as the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and a range of other foundational philosophical and literary texts, from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi. This abridgement preserves the Huainanzi's special rhetorical features, such as its parallel prose and verse, and its unique compositional techniques, making its form and content accessible to students, specialists of later China, and audiences new to Chinese history and thought. For decades, Western scholars overlooked the Huainanzi's sophisticated structure, creative content, and rich historical value, yet all that changed with the translation of the full text. The Essential Huainanzi continues to increase awareness of this brilliant work and change our understanding of early Chinese history.

John S. Major is an independent scholar and writer, former professor of history at Dartmouth College, and author of Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought.Sarah A. Queen is professor of history at Connecticut College and author of From Chronicle to Canon.Andrew Seth Meyer is assistant professor of history at Brooklyn College whose current research is on Warring States intellectual history.Harold D. Roth is professor of religious studies and East Asian studies at Brown University and author of Original Tao: Inward Training and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism.

Harold D. Roth is professor of religious studies and East Asian studies at Brown University. He is the author of The Textual History of the Huai-Nan Tzu.

Sketch of Early Chinese History, with Special Reference to the Huainanzi
Introduction
Originating in the Way
Activating the Genuine
Celestial Patterns
Terrestrial Forms
Seasonal Rules
Surveying Obscurities
Quintessential Spirit
The Basic Warp
The Ruler's Techniques
Profound Precepts
Integrating Customs
Responses of the Way
Boundless Discourses
Sayings Explained
An Overview of the Military
A Mountain of Persuasions and A Forest of Persuasions
Among Others
Cultivating Effort
The Exalted Lineage
An Overview of the Essentials
Glossary of Personal Names
Brief Bibliography
Index

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