Mo Tzu's Religious Blueprint for a Chinese Utopia: The Will and the Way

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773494909
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Pages: 208

Table of Contents

I Introduction 1
Purpose of the Study 1
Method 2
Past Scholarship 5
Theses 14
Notes 19
II The Life and Times of Mo tzu 24
The Milieu 24
The Life and Social Background of Mo tzu 29
The Teachings and Actions of Mo tzu and His School 35
Notes 45
III The Mo tzu 50
The History of the Text 50
Text Divisions, Authenticity, Authorship and Time of Composition 55
The Divisions of the Text and Their Authenticity 55
Notes 69
IV Analysis of the Essays 1 74
Introduction 74
Exaltation of the Virtuous 76
Identification with the Superior 84
Universal Love 92
Notes 101
V Analysis of the Essays 2 107
Condemnation of Offensive War 107
Economy of Expenditures 115
Simplicity in Funerals 118
Notes 127
VI Analysis of the Essays 3 132
Will of Heaven 132
On Ghosts 137
Condemnation of Music 141
Anti-Fatalism 145
Anti-Confucianism 150
The Religion of the Essays 151
Notes 156
VII Analysis of the Dialogues 163
Introduction to the Dialogues 163
Keng Chu 165
Esteem for Righteousness 167
Kung Meng 170
Lu's Question 173
Kung Shu 177
The Religion of the Dialogues 178
Notes 179
VIII Conclusion 183
Bibliography 186
Appendix: Character List of Names and Book Titles 190
Index 195
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