Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture / Edition 1

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture / Edition 1

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827856

ISBN-13: 9780824827854

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

"The Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. Each selection, all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume, is preceded by a brief introduction that (where pertinent) identifies its author, establishes the…  See more details below

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"The Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. Each selection, all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume, is preceded by a brief introduction that (where pertinent) identifies its author, establishes the context, and raises important issues and questions. Together they take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities." Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is ideal for undergraduate courses on the history, culture, and society of pre-modern China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827854
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
572,271
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

1Shang Dynasty oracle-bone inscriptions8
2Shang and Zhou ritual bronze inscriptions13
3Astronomy in early Chinese sources18
4Milfoil-divination28
5Heaven's mandate32
6The Odes35
7Confucius and the birth of Chinese philosophy45
8The challenge of Mo Zi51
9Mencius's defense of Confucianism56
10The Great learning, Doctrine of the mean, and Five forms of conduct63
11The world of the Zuozhuan72
12The tradition of the Daode jing78
13Zhuang Zi87
14The paradoxes of Hui Shi and others96
15The Lyrics of Chu and the aesthetic of shamanism99
16Filial piety106
17The Methods of war of Sun Wu and Sun Bin113
18Xun Zi and the Confucian way121
19Early discussions of music and literature130
20Vestments of mourning134
21Han Fei Zi and his antecedents137
22Anecdotes from the warring states143
23The laws of Qin before the empire147
24The rise and fall of the Qin empire151
25Huang-Lao161
26The five phases164
27The Xiongnu, raiders from the steppe169
28Sima Qian, "account of the legendary physician Bian Que"174
29Sima Qian, "letter to Ren An"179
30The rationalism of Wang Chong183
31Admonitions for women186
32Zhang Heng, "western metropolis rhapsody"190
33Scripture on great peace (Taiping jing)225
34Cao Pi, "A discourse on literature"231
35Legends of Confucius234
36Medicines from The divine husbandman's canon of materia medica239
37Huangfu Mi, preface to and biographies from Accounts of high-minded men242
38The seven worthies of the bamboo grove251
39Lu Bao, "On the money god"256
40Xie Lingyun, preface to Record of excursions to famous mountains260
41Fan Ye, preface to "Accounts of disengaged persons"262
42Buddhism and language in early-medieval China265
43Buddhism and indigenous Chinese culture270
44Early-medieval stories of filial piety278
45The elevation of belles letters282
46Legends of The original vow of the Bodhisattva of the earth sanctuary288
47Selections from the Platform sutra of the sixth patriarch295
48Sima Guang, "The battle of Mang mountain"300
49"The tale of Master Yuan of Mount Lu"304
50Tang poems as vehicles for ideas340
51Dou Yi, a mid-Tang businessman349
52Hah Yu, "A memorial on the relic of the Buddha"355
53Han Yu, "The original way"359
54The first recorded Cinderella story363
55Late-Tang foreign relations : the Uyghur Crisis368
56Political and economic problems concerning Buddhism377
57Guo Xi (attrib), "Advice on landscape"380
58Su Shi, "Parable of the sun"388
59Zhu Qiqian, "A song dynasty silk-tapestry bag with strap"390
60Fang Lue, "Inscription for the temple of auspicious response"392
61The discovery of crystallized sugar399
62Recollections of the northern Song capital405
63Zhang Jiucheng's explanation of Zhang Zai's "Western inscription"423
64Zhu Xi, introduction to the Redacted centrality and commonality426
65Dragons, tigers, and elixirs : alchemy in medieval China429
66The autobiographical sermon of Zuqin433
67Vernacular paraphrases of the classics for the Mongol rulers437
68Yuan-period medical cases440
69Ni Zan, Cloud forest hall collection of rules for drinking and eating444
70Tang Shi, "Lament for a Song girl," four stanzas456
71Wang Yangming, "Inquiry on the great learning"458
72In praise of martyrs : widow-suicide in late-imperial China461
73Lu Xixing (attrib.), Romance of the investiture of the gods467
74Imperial preface to the Revised edition of the collected statutes of the Ming490
75Schools and civil service in the Ming Dynasty494
76Accounts of Bengal in Extensive records on four foreign lands505
77Chen Zongyou, Exposition of the original Shaolin staff method514
78Li Yu, "A handful of snow"517
79Shen Cheng, "A requiem for my daughter Zhen"525
80Zhang Maozi, A record of life beyond my due528
81Feng Menglong, preface to the Mountain Songs539
82Fang Yizhi, introduction to Notes on the principle of things543
83Gu Yanwu, preface to Five treatises on phonology545
84Yu Yonghe, Small sea travelogue (excerpts)548
85Miao albums563
86Yuan Mei, champion of individual taste567
87Gesar of Ling574
88To hell and back : a nineteenth-century fable603
89Biographies of exemplary women607
90Kang Youwei, "An investigation into the reforms of Confucius"614
91Lu Xun, An outsider's chats about written language617
92Xu Bing, "The living word"642

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