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 The Literati and Chan Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores how Confucian literati, especially Wang Yangming's followers, helped to reshape Chan communities through their reinterpretation of Chan teaching. The focus of this chapter is ... More


The Spiritual Body

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how, in the current phase of globalization, there is a fast spread of forms of evangelical and charismatic Christianity as well as pietistic Islam. While much attention is ... More


Teaching Chinese Mysticism

Livia Kohn

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys the topic of Chinese mysticism. Chinese mysticism can be taught on its own, as part of a comprehensive class on Chinese religions and/or Daoism, or within the larger framework of ... More


Beijing

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

In 1600, Ricci attempted once more to reach Beijing, Accompanied by Diego de Pantoja, a Spanish Jesuit, he travelled north on the Grand Canal. En route, the Jesuits, on their mission as ... More


Shitao (1642–1707) and the Traditional Chinese Conception of Ruins: Aspects Of Art Lecture

Wu Hung

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Shitao and the traditional Chinese conception of ruins given at the British Academy's 2009 Aspects of Art Lecture. This text investigates the conception ... More


 The Creation and Evolution of Qigong

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces the invention and evolution of qigong, the larger movement out of which Falun Gong emerged in 1992. Qigong was created as part of a nativist Chinese reaction to the importation of ... More


Eileen Chang and Ang Lee at the Movies: The Cinematic Politics of Lust, Caution

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang's “Lust, Caution” and Ang Lee's 2007 adaptation of the story deal with appearance, performance, betrayal and the cinema. This chapter looks at the various political positions rendered ... More


Affairs of Honor

in The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226735849
eISBN:
9780226735856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735856.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates Song Yingxing's way of describing knowledge and order and how he outlined these issues as a matter of qi. The yin-yang, the five phases, and resonance (ganying) were the ... More


Formulating the Transformation

in The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226735849
eISBN:
9780226735856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735856.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the subtle interlocking of erudition and empiricism in Song Yingxing's writings. It explores how Song carefully adjusted his schemes and analyzed observational method to argue ... More


Embodying Qi and Masculinities in Post-Mao China

Nancy N. Chen

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the links between qi and masculinity both through physiological explanations in traditional Chinese medicine and through the social context of qigong (a practice of breath work ... More


In and Out of the Landscape

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the landscape poems of the Yongming poets. It explains that contrary to popular imagination, the identity of Yongming poets as courtiers did not confine their vision only to ... More


A Silk Road of Pharmaceuticals and Formulas

Andrew Edmund Goble

in Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the pharmaceutical aspects of the new knowledge available in the East Asian macroculture and how Kajiwara Shōzen benefited from access to and information about materia medica ... More


Earth under Heaven: The Chinese Traditions

Gavin Flood

in Religion and the Philosophy of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836124
eISBN:
9780191873478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836124.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

China developed the notion of life as a sustaining power of living beings, but in contrast to India, did not pursue the idea of transcendence as its source. In contrast to any Gnostic view of flight ... More


Mencius

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/9780691200798.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Mencius. The philosopher Mencius is probably the one to have furthered the Confucian mission the most out of any other Chinese philosopher of the fourth century BC and thereby ... More


Metal-Mediated Carbocyclic Construction: The Whitby Synthesis of (+)-Mucosin

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0075
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Erick M. Carreira of ETH-Zürich generated (Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2162) ethyl diazoacetate in situ in the presence of the alkene 1 and an iron catalyst to give the ... More


Metal-Mediated C–C Ring Construction: (+)-Shiromool (Baran)

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0076
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Seiji Iwasa of the Toyohashi University of Technology devised (Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 3435) a water-soluble Ru catalyst for enantioselective intramolecular ... More


Liquid Ecology

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/9780231175869.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The Chinese term qi denotes flow of life through the cosmos, landscapes and bodies. Daoist metaphysics is not based on an understanding of things as solid substances. Confucian traditions emphasize ... More


Imagining the Relationship between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, 1890–1928

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 discusses how Chinese people imagined the relationship between Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and traces how this conception evolved, from the popular idea of “converging Chinese ... More


Virtue in a Litterateur

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/9780804761284.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of Zhang's essay offering a complement of sorts to the similarly titled “Virtue in an Historian.”. In this work, Zhang is concerned with the more ... More


Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude: A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation

Hyo-Dong Lee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255016
eISBN:
9780823261192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255016.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book presents a comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (psychophysical energy) in East Asia in regard to their respective ... More


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