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Introduction

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter introduces the problem of recently excavated texts from Guodian being seen as nothing more than new ways to support old ideas about the glorious Chinese tradition. Sources of this ... More


The Three Powers and Resources 《三才章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about how family reverence links together the tripartite dimensions of the dao—that is, the intersection of the way of tian, the way of the ... More


Dào as a Naturalistic Focus

Chad Hansen

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Modern ethical naturalism has the challenge of showing how normativity, broadly speaking, is a feature of the natural world—a description, roughly, acceptable in the language of modern natural ... More


“It Goes beyond Skill”

Dan Robins

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In early Chinese discourse, a dào was most often a norm-governed way of doing something, such as filling a role, engaging in an activity, or achieving some goal. The dào promoted by the various ... 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 Art of Chinese Philosophy: Eight Classical Texts and How to Read Them

Paul Goldin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200798
eISBN:
9780691200811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han ... More


Intellectual Breakthroughs in the Tang-Song Transition

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178587
eISBN:
9780231542012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178587.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Describing the rise and development of Neo-Confucianism as the third and last major intellectual breakthrough in traditional China, this essay demonstrates the “prime mover” behind the breakthrough ... More


Notes on Some Vegetarian Halls in Hong Kong Belonging to the Sect of Hsien-T’ien Tao (The Way of Former Heaven): (1968)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Members of the Society visited four vegetarian halls at Ngau Chi Wan, Kowloon, belonging to a religious sect called Hsien-t'ien Tao [Xiantian Dao]. The notes in this chapter are based on materials ... More


The Five Punishments 《五刑章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the crimes that are addressed by the Five Punishments, none of of which is graver than to be wanting in family reverence. According to ... More


Elaborating upon “the Vital Way” 《廣要道章》‎22

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius is discussing the vital way (dao) with Master Zeng. According to Confucius, “There is nothing more effective than family reverence for teaching (jiao) the people about love ... More


On Remonstrance (jian) 《諫諍章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius is explaining to Master Zeng the essence of remonstrance, or jian. When Master Zeng asks whether children can be deemed filial simply by obeying every command of their ... More


Some Preliminary Observations on the Rise of Qing Confucian Intellectualism

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay describes the internal development of Neo-Confucianism from the Song (960-1279) to the Qing (1644-1911). It sees the central problem in Qing intellectual history as arising from a renewed ... More


Quine’s Naturalized Epistemology and Zhuangzi’s Daoist Naturalism: How Their Constructive Engagement Is Possible

Bo Mou

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, I examine how it is possible for Zhuangzi’s Daoist naturalism to constructively engage W. V. Quine’s naturalized epistemology to jointly contribute to our understanding and treatment ... More


The Subjectivity of Nature

James Miller

in China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Daoism proposes a radical reversal of the way that modern human beings think about the natural world. Rather than understanding human beings as “subject” who observe the “objective” world of nature, ... More


The Inevitability of Failure

Michael David Kaulana Ing

in The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a close reading of the account contained in the “Liyun” chapter of the Liji, which describes the coming forth of ritual into the world. It argues that the Liji constructs a ... More


Laozi

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/9780691200798.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter lay out a centrist interpretation of the Laozi on the basis of the Wang Bi recension, and then asks how much of this account needs to be adjusted in view of evidence from the Guodian ... More


Letter on Learning to Zhu Canmei of the Grand Secretariat1

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of a letter written by Zhang to Zhu Cangmei, which not only describes Zhang's own course of learning and specific advice to his young protégé but also an ... More


Reply to Shen Zaiting Discussing Learning1

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of a reply written by Zhang to Shen Zaiting. Zhang says that learning must be aimed at personal understanding; its true goal is moral improvement. The ... More


Letter on Learning to Chen Jianting1

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of a letter written by Zhang, which offers insight on the motivation and intention behind his most important essay, “On the Dao.” The letter begins with ... More


On the Dao1

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of Zhang's most comprehensive and important essay. Zhang understood the title yuan dao to mean both “to trace the dao or Way back to its historical ... More


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