Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-Yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm / Edition 1

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Overview

The first study in English of Islamic thought in China, this book shows that this tradition was informed by both Sufism and Neo-Confucianism; translations of two classic works are included.
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“The collaborators were indeed ambitious in this work, obviously enthusiastic about the topic they had discovered and the opportunity to introduce it to the public.” — Religious Studies Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791446386
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Sachiko Murata is Associate Professor of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and author of The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Chinese-Language Islam

The Essentials of Islam
The Chinese Language
Wang Tai-yu
Liu Chih
The Arabic Translation of Liu Chih's Philosophy
Translations into Chinese
The Neo-Confucian Background

2. The Works of Wang Tai-yu

The True Answers
The Real Commentary on the True Teaching

Adam and Eve: From Chapter Two of the Real Commentary
The Real Solicitude

3. Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning

The Chinese Background
The Islamic Concepts
The Text

4. The Great Learning of the Pure and Real

Preface
Introduction
Synopsis: Comprehensive Statement
The Real One
The Numerical One
The Embodied One
General Discussion

5. Liu Chih's Translation of Lawa'ih

The Oneness of Existence
Liu Chih's Appropriation of Lawa'ih
The Translations

6. Gleams

7. Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm

Notes
Glossary of Chinese Words
Bibliography
Index of Chinese Names and Terms
Index of Persian and Arabic Names and Terms
General Index

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