Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Shizi: China's First Syncretist

by Paul Fischer (Translator)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231159067
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Fischer is an assistant professor of Chinese history at Western Kentucky University. He received his Ph.D. from the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Content
Transmission
Key Terms
Annotated Translation
1. Exhortation to Learn (Quan xue)
2. Honoring Words [of Good Advice] (Gui yan)
3. Four Kinds of Proper Conduct (Si yi)
4. The Enlightenment Hall (Ming tang)
5. Allocation (Fen)
6. Emerging from Delusion (Fa meng)
7. Considerateness (Shu)
8. Governing the World (Zhi tianxia)
9. Good Intentions (Ren yi)
10. Broad-mindedness (Guang)
11. Generous Fellows (Chuo zi)
12. Dwelling in the Way (Chu dao)
13. Spiritous Enlightenment (Shen ming)
14. Stopping the Chu Army (Zhi Chu shi)
15. The Ruler's Governance (Jun zhi)
Fragments (Yi wen)
Notes
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

Li Ling

Paul Fischer's translation of Shizi shows us that the world of thought in ancient China is a vast space, like a starry sky, and the famous thinkers such as Kongzi, Mozi, and Laozi are only the brightest of so many stars. Fischer provides a way to find so many forgotten thinkers that should be re-examined, as in fact they are treasure boxes of knowledge.

Li Ling, Peking University

John Major

This study and translation of the Shi Zi is an important contribution to the field of early Chinese history. It calls attention to, and makes accessible, a text that has been neglected and overlooked in scholarship on the pre-Qin period.

John Major, Senior Lecturer at China Institute

John S. Major

This study and translation of the Shizi is an important contribution to the field of early Chinese history. It calls attention to, and makes accessible, a text that has been neglected and overlooked in scholarship on the pre-Qin period.

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