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Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the middle of the third century BCE in China there were individuals who sought to become transcendents (xian)—deathless, godlike beings endowed with supernormal powers. This quest for ... More


The Ming Tombs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0054
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Ming Tombs, or the Thirteen Tombs as they are called in Chinese, lie about 50 kilometers to the north of Peking, off the highway that leads to the Great Wall at Badaling and the Ju Yong Pass. In ... More


The Dirty Thirties — Left Wing, Right Wing, Imperialists and Spies

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “dirty thirties” of fascism vs socialism, war vs peace, and civilisation vs barbarism in China are described. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria was the point at which the true extent of Japanese ... More


The Stele and the Drunkard: Two Poetic Allusions from Xiangyang

Jie Wu

in Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888139262
eISBN:
9789888313006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The pond of the Xi family and Mount Xian are two sites in the city of Xiangyang that became prominent in history and poetry from the early medieval period. Their conventional depictions, as well as ... More


North China Plain

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates how pervasive footbinding was among the mothers and grandmothers of women we interviewed in northern China. It begins by outlining political and economic background to the ... More


Life and Immortality in the Mind of Han China

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/9780231178587.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

By tracing the development of the worldly transformation of the idea and cult of immortality, this article demonstrates that ancient Han Chinese gradually came to perceive the worlds between the ... More


“O Soul, Come Back!”: A Study in the Changing Conceptions of the Soul and Afterlife in Pre-Buddhist China

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/9780231178587.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Arguing that the fu, “Summons” or “Recall” ritual was the crystallization of pre-Buddhist Chinese ideas about human survival after death, this article also demonstrates how the notions of the hun and ... More


Into the Abyss

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3, Into the Abyss, examines Japanese-American relations from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 inauguration to the summer of 1937 and the onset of the Second Sino-Japanese War. This chapter ... More


Gender and Reading: Form, Rhetoric, and Community in Women’s Poetic Criticism

Grace S. Fong

in Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831868
eISBN:
9780824869175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831868.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates the forms and rhetoric of poetic criticism adopted or invented by women poets and critics from the period of the Ming-Qing transition to the late Qing. These include ... More


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