Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819by Jo-Shui Chen, Chen Jo-Shui
Pub. Date: 08/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the first comprehensive study in a Western language of Liu Tsung-yuan, one of the finest prose stylists China has ever produced. Liu was not only a leading writer of T'ang China (618-906) but also an important thinker of his time. Examining every major aspect of his life and thought, the book also discusses the relationship of his thought to mid-T'ang intellectual changes and offers a new interpretation of the origins of a key intellectual watershed, the rise of Neo-Confucianism in the eleventh century.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Maps; Chronology; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Literati and thought in the early and middle T'ang; 2. Liu Tsung-yüan and the circumstances of Ch'ang-an; 3. 805: the abortive reform; 4. Declaration of principles: Tao and antiquity; 5. Heaven, the supernatural, and Tao; 6. Literary theory, canonical studies and beyond; 7. Sources of Liu's Confucian thought; 8, The private sphere; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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