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Teaching the Daode Jing

Gary Delany DeAngelis and Warren G. Frisina (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Teaching the Daode Jing (DDJ) was written for non‐specialist faculty who are including the DDJ in a widening group of courses in Asian studies, religion, philosophy, history, humanities ... More


Spinoza, Confucius, and Classical Chinese Philosophy

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0025
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on a central challenge faced by the western Enlightenment as a whole in the 18th Century: how to classify ‘the other’. Efforts were made by the Europeans to reach general ... More


Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism

David B. Wong

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305395
eISBN:
9780199786657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To be called a relativist, especially a moral relativist, is to be condemned as someone who holds that “anything goes”. Frequently the term is part of a dichotomy: either accept relativism or accept ... More


Confucius and Socrates: Ancient philosophies, migration, and cultural identity

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks to the past to Chinese philosophy, religion, and history to help in understanding the unique Hong Kong response to remigration and identity. It notes that the teachings of ... More


Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty studies the historical and philosophical traditions of Asian martial arts practice and ... More


The Dao of Asian Martial Arts: Themes from Chinese Philosophy

Barry Allen

in Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapter surveys sources of Asian martial arts thought in Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and the art of war philosophy, and explains the emergence into cultural prominence of the Chinese martial ... More


Nondeductive Argumentation and the Art of Chinese Philosophy

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses nondeductive argumentation in classical Chinese philosophy. There are three kinds: paradox, analogy, and appeal to example. Many of the paradoxes of the so-called disputers can ... More


Selection from A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an excerpt from D. T. Suzuki's essay “A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy: Introduction and Philosophy,” which appeared in The Monist in 1907. In this essay, Suzuki ... More


Introduction What are we Reading?

Paul R. Goldin

in The Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter argues that one of the first questions that readers must ask themselves, regardless of their hermeneutic framework, is what they are reading. In Chinese philosophy, the ... More


The Philosophical Challenge from China

Brian Bruya (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

For too long, analytic philosophy discounted insights from the Chinese philosophical tradition. In the last decade or so, however, philosophers have begun to bring the insights of Chinese thought to ... More


The Spirit of Ritual and the Letter of the Law

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/9780824834746.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter contains a detailed analysis of the first four chapters of the Tianfang dianli before briefly dealing with the sinicized elements of Islamic praxis in the remaining chapters of Liu Zhi's ... More


The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

Eirik Lang Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177665
eISBN:
9780231542166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Shenzi Fragments is the first complete translation in any Western language of the extant work of Shen Dao (350–275 B.C.E.). Though his writings have been recounted and interpreted in many texts, ... More


The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Zehou Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833077
eISBN:
9780824870706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833077.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The author has been an influential thinker in China since the 1950s. Before moving to the United States in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he published works on Emmanuel Kant and ... More


Empiricism with Chinese Characteristics

Barry Allen

in Empiricisms: Experience and Experiment from Antiquity to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508930
eISBN:
9780197508961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508930.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter offers an account of Chinese thought on the value of experience, including ideas about the senses and their evidence, practices of measurement, observation, and experiment, and the ... More


Mountains and Rivers without End: The Intertwining of Nature and Spirit in Emerson’s Aesthetics

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the aesthetic as self-realization in nature as found in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalist view of human existence in nature and compares it with classical Chinese ... More


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Thomas Höllmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the growth of food culture in China from its earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, mapping Chinese cuisine’s geographical variations and local customs, ... More


Jade Yoga and Heavenly Dharma: Buddhist Thought in Classical Age China and India

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176321
eISBN:
9781400866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176321.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the relationship of Early Buddhism to Chinese thought during the Warring States period (ca. 450 BC–221 BC). Chinese thought was in a nearly constant state of flux, if not ... More


Xiong Shili’s Critique of Yogācāra Thought in the Context of His Constructive Philosophy

John Makeham

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Xiong Shili’s 熊十力 (1885–1968) Xin weishi lun (New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness). The chapter argues that Xiong’s Confucio-Buddhist syncretism was developed ... More


Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-Ki Hon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is about the Book of Changes, arguably the most important of the Chinese ancient classics. Its earliest portions were composed early in the first millennium BCE. These are referred to as ... More


Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Paul Fischer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By blending multiple strands of thought into one ideology, Chinese Syncretists of the pre-imperial period created an essential guide to contemporary ideas about self, society, and government. Merging ... More


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