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China Imagines Its World … and Its Future

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/9780813192635.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Chinese leadership found the Warring States period a useful model to help explain the basic pluralist nature of the modern international system and the alleged predatory onslaught of aspiring ... More


Conceptual Currents

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/9780813192635.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Confucian doctrine disliked and distrusted legal mechanisms, and it discouraged the use of civil law to settle disputes among people. Hence, the Westphalian notions of systemic pluralism and ... More


History Lessons

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/9780813192635.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chinese history reveals a recurring theme of statecraft as an unending cycle of struggles for supremacy within the political universe. The decline of feudalism at the end of the Zhou dynasty between ... More


Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks into the reasons for the exceptional durability of the Chinese empire, which lasted for more than two millennia (221 BCE–1911 CE). It identifies the roots of the empire's longevity in ... 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


Polis, Law, and Self-determination

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The laws of nature in China received attention and were attributed importance to the extent that sociopolitical changes replaced the old morality of individual relationships with the regularity of ... 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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