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Sources of Chinese Tradition From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0231109385

ISBN-13: 9780231109383

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Irene Bloom, Wm. Theodore de Bary, Mixhael Cohen, Richard Lufrano, Mixhael Cohen

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A collection of seminal primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China, Sources of Chinese Tradition, Volume 1 has been widely used and praised for almost forty years as an authoritative resource for scholars and students and as a thorough and engaging introduction for general readers. Here at last is a completely revised and expanded edition of this classic sourcebook, compiled by noted China scholars Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom. Updated to reflect recent scholarly developments, with extensive material on popular thought and religion, social roles, and women's education, this edition features new translations of more than half the works from the first edition, as well as many new selections. Arranged chronologically, this anthology is divided into four parts, beginning at the dawn of literate Chinese civilization with the Oracle-Bone inscriptions of the late Shang dynasty (1571--1045 B.C.E.) and continuing through the end of the Ming dynasty (C.E. 1644). Each chapter has an introduction that provides useful historical context and offers interpretive strategies for understanding the readings. The first part, The Chinese Tradition in Antiquity, considers the early development of Chinese civilization and includes selections from Confucius's Analects, the texts of Mencius and Laozi, as well as other key texts from the Confucian, Daoist, and Legalist schools. Part 2, The Making of a Classical Culture, focuses on Han China with readings from the Classic of Changes ( I Jing), the Classic of Filiality, major Han syntheses, and the great historians of the Han dynasty. The development of Buddhism, from the earliest translations from Sanskrit to the central texts of the Chan school (which became Zen in Japan), is the subject of the third section of the book. Titled Later Daoism and Mahayana Buddhism in China, this part also covers the teachings of Wang Bi, Daoist religion, and texts of the major schools of Buddhist doctrine and practice. The final part, The Confucian Revival and Neo-Confucianism, details the revival of Confucian thought in the Tang, Song, and Ming periods, with historical documents that link philosophical thought to political, social, and educational developments in late imperial China. With annotations, a detailed chronology, glossary, and a new introduction by the editors, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be a standard resource, guidebook, and introduction to Chinese civilization well into the twenty-first century.
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Book details

List price: $125.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/27/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and is coeditor of the first edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition,as well as Sources of Japanese Traditionand Sources of Korean Tradition.Richard Lufrano is assistant professor of Chinese history at the College of Staten Island and the author of Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China.

Self and Society in the Ming Neo-Confucian Education
Ideological Foundations of Late Imperial China
Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Program
deBary Neo-Confucianism: The Philosophy of Human Nature and the Way of the Sage The Confucian Revival in the Song Social Life and Political Culture in the Tang 4. The Confucian Revival and Neo-Confucianism Schools of Buddhist Practice
Schools of Buddhist Doctrine
The Introduction of Buddhism
Learning of the Mysterious
Irene Bloom 3. Later Daoism and Mahyana Buddhism in China The Great Han Historians
The Economic Order
The Imperial Order and Han Syntheses Syncretic Visions of State, Society, and Cosmos
The Han Reaction to Qin Despotism 2. The Making of a Classical Culture Legalists and Militarists
The Evolution of the Confucian Tradition in Antiquity
The Way of Laozi and Zhuangzi Mozi: Utilitarianism, Uniformity, and Universal Love
Confucius and the Analects
Classical Sources of Chinese Tradition
The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of the Late Shang Dynasty
The Chinese Tradition in Antiquity