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Algebraic Thought in Ancient and Medieval China

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter takes a look at the scope of mathematics in Ancient and Medieval China. Although the Chinese engaged in numerical calculation as early as the middle of the second millennium BCE, the ... More


Scholar-Officials

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the evolution and development of the selection system for scholar-officials in ancient China. It also considers how the institution of selection has adjusted in response to the ... More


Medicine, or Novelty Appeal

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/9780520257658.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explains the term, medicine, and examines the theoretical foundations for Bian Que in ancient China to make his prediction, or for today's physician to make his or her evaluation. ... More


Illness as Stasis

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/9780520257658.003.0034
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the Chinese conception of qi and explains why Asclepiades and his followers came up with the image of the body as being made of “un-joined mass pchapters”, and why ... More


Longing for Order

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/9780520257658.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the only thing in humankind's visible environment that is constantly changing, society. Despite constant change in history, the intensity of change has varied. The era in ... More


The Constitution of Ancient China

Su Li

Zhang Yongle and Daniel A. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? This book examines the ways ... More


Response to My Critics

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author responds to four commentators who raised a variety of questions regarding his account of the constitution of ancient China. First, he insists that his research is not ... More


History, Culture, Revolution, and Chinese Constitutionalism

Zhao Xiaoli

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author offers a commentary on Su Li's account of the constitution of ancient China. He discusses the importance of Su Li's research by citing the Preamble to the 1982 ... More


Introduction

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this introduction, the author explains the meaning of the term “constitution” in his writings, and why he should so define it and use it. He begins by discussing some constitutions that people in ... More


The Ideal of Civilization and Formation of Institutions in Ancient China: A Reply to Su Li

Wu Fei

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author comments on Su Li's revisionist account of the constitution of ancient China. According to Su Li, the constitutional question arises in the constitution/formation of a ... More


The Mixed Han-Tang-Song Structure and Its Moral Ideal: A Reply to Professor Su Li’s Account of the Chinese Constitution

Wang Hui

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, the author replies to Su Li's account of the constitution and the political order of ancient China. Su Li proposes an idea of the constitution that is different from the Constitution ... More


The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Dingxin Zhao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book analyzes the history of China between the 11th century BCE and 1911 under the guidance of a new theory of social change. It centers on two questions. First, how and why China was unified ... 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


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