Early China/Ancient Greece: Thinking Through Comparisons / Edition 1

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The first edited volume in Sino-Hellenic studies, this book compares early Chinese and ancient Greek thought and culture.
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“The subject matter is timely, exciting—broadening two important traditional fields of inquiry.” — Robert C. Solomon, author of From Rationalism to Existentialism: The Existentialists and Their Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791453148
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2002
  • Series: Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

At the University of Oregon, Steven Shankman is Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Stephen W. Durrant is Professor of Chinese. They are coauthors of The Siren and the Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient Greece and China. Shankman is also the author of In Search of the Classic and Durrant is also the author of The Cloudy Mirror: Tension and Conflict in the Writing of Sima Qian, published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Steven Shankman and Stephen W. Durrant

1. What Has Athens to Do with Alexandria? or Why Sinologists Can't Get Along with(out) Philosophers
David L. Hall

2. No Time Like the Present: The Category of Contemporaneity in Chinese Studies
Haun Saussy

3. Humans and Gods: The Theme of Self-Divinization in Early China and Early Greece
Michael Puett

4. “These Three Come Forth Together, But are Differently Named”: Laozi, Zhuangzi, Plato
Steven Shankman

5. Thinking through Comparisons: Analytical and Narrative Methods for Cultural Understanding
Roger T. Ames

6. Alluding to the Text, or the Context
C. H. Wang

7. Epistemology in Cultural Context: Disguise and Deception in Early China and Early Greece
David N. Keightley

8. The Logic of Signs in Early Chinese Rhetoric
David Schaberg

9. Means and Means: A Comparative Reading of Aristotle's Ethics and the Zhongyong
Andrew Plaks

10. Fatalism, Fate, and Stratagem in China and Greece
Lisa Raphals

11. Cratylus and Xunzi on Names
Anthony C. Yu

12. Golden Spindles and Axes: Elite Women in the Archaemenid and Han Empires
Michael Nylan

13. Creating Tradition: Sima Qian Agonistes?
Stephen W. Durrant

List of Contributors


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