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Attaining Unity in Guodian Texts

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/9780195371451.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter further considers the issue of interpersonal connectedness in the excavated version of the Laozi (Daode Jing) and “The Five Aspects of Conduct.” Both of these texts emphasize realizing a ... More


Steppe Land Interactions and Their Effects on Chinese Cultures during the Second and Early First Millennia BCE

Gideon Shelach-Lavi

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter suggests that the steppe was a principal venue and transit route for substantial contacts between the Eurasian continent’s western and eastern parts during the late second and early ... More


Revolutionary Thought Reform: The Communist Version, 1946–1956

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beginning with an account of the accelerated expansion of the penal reformation and thought reform systems under Kuomintang and Communist authorities amid the late 1940s civil war, this chapter ... More


Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons ... More


Individualism in Early China: Human Agency and the Self in Thought and Politics

Erica Fox Brindley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833862
eISBN:
9780824870768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Conventional wisdom has it that the concept of individualism was absent in early China. This book provides an important corrective to this view and persuasively argues that an idea of individualism ... More


Seeking Influence Abroad: Caribbean and Pacific Asia

Atul Kohli

in Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the United States Shaped the Global Periphery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190069629
eISBN:
9780190069650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069629.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Born an anticolonial nation, the United States burst upon the global scene as an imperial power at the end of the nineteenth century. This chapter analyzes the American expansion into the Caribbean, ... More


Early China and the Quest for Mastery

Aaron Stalnaker

in Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190052300
eISBN:
9780190052331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052300.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces early Chinese history, texts, and thought sufficiently to make the rest of the work intelligible to nonspecialists, and positions this study in relation to current debates in ... More


The Relationship between Intentional Dental Ablation and Hereditary Agenesis in Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age China

Christine Lee

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dental ablation is a rare occurrence in ancient China. While previous studies have looked at cultural reasons for this practice this study examines possible biological causes for intentional tooth ... More


The Qing Empire in the Fabric of Global History

Matthew W. Mosca

in The Prospect of Global History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198732259
eISBN:
9780191796562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732259.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter offers a brief review of dominant approaches to placing early modern China in its world context, discussing major findings, ongoing debates, and emerging challenges. Attention to ... 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


Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism

Edward Slingerland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190842307
eISBN:
9780190922955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Drawing upon cutting-edge knowledge and techniques from the sciences and digital humanities, Mind and Body in Early China employs the lens of mind-body concepts to critique Orientalist accounts of ... More


“The Civilizing Mission” and the Historiographical Context

Hugh R. Clark

in The Sinitic Encounter in Southeast China through the First Millennium CE

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851606
eISBN:
9780824868406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851606.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter One introduces the concept of “civilizing mission” as understood in Europe and Japan, and then as it was understood in early imperial China through examination of key concepts such as ... More


Health Status and Burial Status in Early China

Ekaterina Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, and Fan Wenquan

in Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological Case Studies of Social Organization and Skeletal Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062235
eISBN:
9780813051901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062235.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter quantifies and compares mortuary pattern grammars and skeletal health markers between the sites of Xipo (Yangshao culture, a Middle Neolithic chiefdom ca. 4000–3000 B.C.) and Xiyasi (a ... More


Rituals without Rules: Han Dynasty Mourning Practices Revisited

Miranda Brown and Anna-Alexandra Fodde-Reguer

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through a close reading of Ying Shao 應劭‎’s second century essay, “Screwing up Ritual” (Qianli 愆禮‎), this chapter challenges conventional assumptions about mourning ritual in ancient times. Ying Shao ... 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


The View from Early Modern China: Capitalism and the Jingdezhen Ceramics Industry

Anne Gerritsen

in Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199499717
eISBN:
9780199099269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499717.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

The porcelain production centre of Jingdezhen (southern China) produced fine ceramics both for the emperor and his court and for the market by employing large numbers of skilled and unskilled, free ... More


The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Michael Ing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity, and even value, of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into ... More


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