Mysticism and Kingship in China: The Heart of Chinese Wisdom / Edition 1

Mysticism and Kingship in China: The Heart of Chinese Wisdom / Edition 1

by Julia Ching
     
 

Surveys over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism.See more details below

Overview

Surveys over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521468282
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Son of heaven: shamanic kingship; 2. Son of heaven: kingship as cosmic paradigm; 3. The moral teacher as sage: philosophy appropriates the paradigm; 4. The metaphysician as sage: philosophy again appropriates the paradigm; 5. The paradigm enshrined: the authority of classics; 6. The mystic as sage: religion appropriates the paradigm; 7. The sage-king as messiah: religion again appropriates the paradigm; 8. All under heaven: political power and the periphery; A Glossary of Sino-Japanese names and terms; Bibliography; Index.

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