A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings

A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings

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ISBN-13: 9780231541534
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Li Zhi (1527–1602), also known as Li Zhuowu, was a controversial philosopher, historian, and author of the late Ming Dynasty. A critic of the Cheng-Zhu School of Neo-Confucian thought, he was ultimately arrested for heresy and, rather than suffer exile, committed suicide in prison.

Rivi Handler-Spitz is assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures at Macalester College. She is the author of Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultural Manifestations of Early Modernity (2017).

Pauline C. Lee is assistant professor of Chinese religions and culture at Saint Louis University. Her publications include Li Zhi, Confucianism, and the Virtue of Desire (2013).

Haun Saussy is University Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic (1993), Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China (2002), and The Ethnography of Rhythm (2016), as well as a number of coedited collections.


Haun Saussy is University Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author, editor, and translator of several books, including The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies (Fordham University Press, 2016) A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings of Li Zhi (Columbia University Press, 2017), and Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out (Oxford University Press, 2017) .

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Conventions and Abbreviations
Introduction
Selections from A Book to Burn (Fenshu)
Part I: Prefaces
Part II: Letters
Part III: Miscellaneous Writings: Short Essays and Discourses
Part IV: Readings of History
Part V: Poetry
Selections from Another Book to Burn (Xu fenshu)
Part I: Prefaces
Part II: Letters
Part III: Miscellaneous Writings: Short Essays and Discourses
Part IV: Poetry
From A Book to Keep (Hidden) (Cangshu) (1599)
The Historical Record
Chronology of Li Zhi's Life
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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