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Excess, Lack, and Harmony: Some Confucian and Taoist Approaches to Family Planning and Population Management—Tradition and the Modern Challenge

GELING SHANG

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the significant role that Chinese religious traditions have played in the context of family planning and related issues. It argues that the idea of family planning or population ... More


An Emergent China and the Weight of History

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As China's economy continues to modernize, observers have begun to wonder what sort of a power on the world stage China will actually become. Many analysts, particularly in the US, see China not ... More


Power and Order in Other Chinese Traditions

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the conceptions of statecraft and international order in the ancient Chinese traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Legalism, and bingjia, and how these impact the social and political ... More


Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. Through both textual and ... More


The World of Liu Zhi

James D. Frankel

in Rectifying God's Name: Liu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834746
eISBN:
9780824871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834746.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the methodology of this study and attempts to place Liu Zhi in his historical context. In particular, the chapter uses the method of progressively narrowing the foci on both space ... More


Law and Economy in Traditional China: A “Legal Origin” Perspective on the Great Divergence

Debin Ma (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the recent revisionist literature on Chinese legal tradition and argues that some subtle but fundamental differences between the Western and Chinese legal traditions are crucial ... More


Introduction

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims to explain the Chinese conception of world order to Western readers, to outline the ways in which this worldview has helped shape China's relations with the rest of the world, not ... More


Epilogue

Loubna El Amine

in Classical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163048
eISBN:
9781400873944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163048.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter reviews how the book reconstructed the political vision offered in the three Classical Confucian texts: the Analects, Mencius, and Xinzu. For a long time, the Chinese ... More


Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More


Shu and the Chinese Quest for Harmony: A Confucian Approach to Mediating across Difference

Chengxin Pan

in Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines perspectives on self, other, and the world in the Chinese tradition. It argues that the tendency to view China as a monolithic threat forecloses a potential contribution of ... More


Conclusion

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book has explored how the meanings of folk cultural revivals in contemporary Yan'an are woven together by multiple actors and various political, economic, and social forces and initiatives. It ... More


Asian Classics as the Great Books of the East

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the importance of reading the ‘Asian classics.’ The reading and understanding of a text should work, as much as possible, from the inside out rather than from the outside in. ... More


The (In)visibility of the Female Body in an Art Tradition: A Historical Framework

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of women artists and the female body in the Chinese art tradition in the twentieth century. It shows that throughout the course of China's search for modernity, ... More


The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Introduction

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

in Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter emphasizes the importance of studying cross-media adaptations in Chinese literature and cinema. It posits two reasons for the scarcity of such comparative studies, noting ... More


The Pregnant Nude and Photographic Representation

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the pregnant nude in Chinese art. First, it examines how Yu Hong's Witness to Growth and Xing Danwen's Born with the Revolution use the pregnant body as a witness to ... More


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Anne Behnke Kinney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163095
eISBN:
9780231536080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In early China, was it correct for a woman to disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the public policy of a son who ruled over a dynasty or state? According to the Lienü zhuan, or ... More


Gossip

Jie Li

in Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces a cultural genealogy of gossip in Shanghai as an everyday social practice, a recurring literary trope, and a form of counterhistory. In the Chinese cultural tradition, gossip has ... More


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