China And Other Matters / Edition 1

China And Other Matters / Edition 1

by Benjamin I. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674118634

ISBN-13: 9780674118638

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press

These writings, representing over a generation of work by one of our most acute commentators on Chinese history, are collected here for the first time and introduced with a masterly prologue. They cut across the boundaries of different fields of knowledge to better understand modern China and traditional Chinese culture.

Schwartz's writings are deeply concerned

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These writings, representing over a generation of work by one of our most acute commentators on Chinese history, are collected here for the first time and introduced with a masterly prologue. They cut across the boundaries of different fields of knowledge to better understand modern China and traditional Chinese culture.

Schwartz's writings are deeply concerned with the conceptual frameworks and presumptions which we as twentieth-century Westerners bring to bear in our study of foreign cultures. He brings the entire complexity concerning modernity to his analysis of the millennial political, social, and cultural history of China.

This is also an excavation of the conscious life of the Chinese past, an interpretation of the persistent dominant cultural and sociopolitical orientations of Chinese culture. The constancies of behavior and attitudes are made plain in the contingencies and complexities of short-durational and generational history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674118638
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Some Stereotypes in the Periodization of Chinese History (1968)18
2A Brief Defense of Political and Intellectual History: The Case of China (1971)30
3The Limits of "Tradition versus Modernity": The Case of the Chinese Intellectuals (1972)45
4The Age of Transcendence (1975)65
5Review of Law in Imperial China (1968)69
6Social Role and Sociologism in China, with Particular Reference to Confucianism74
7On the Absence of Reductionism in Chinese Thought (1973)81
8Area Studies as a Critical Discipline (1980)98
9The Primacy of the Political Order in East Asian Societies (1987)114
10Hierarchy, Status, and Authority in Chinese Culture (1991)125
11Review of Disputers of the Tao (1992)139
12Chinese Visions and American Policies (1966)154
13The Reign of Virtue: Leader and Party in the Cultural Revolution (1968)169
14A Personal View of Some Thoughts of Mao Tse-tung (1973)187
15The Rousseau Strain in the Contemporary World (1978)208
16Upheaval in China (1967)227
17On Filial Piety and Revolution (1973)245
18On the New Turn in China (1989)257
Notes271
Credits281
Index283

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