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Self-Cultivation in Early China
Self-Cultivation in Early China (May 2022)
Paul Fischer - Author

An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.

Self-Cultivation in Early China is an introduction to multiple aspects of the foundational practice of self-cultivation in early China (c.1000 to 100 BCE). Drawing on the Chinese classics and the dozens of scholars' texts (both received and excavated) that together form the basis of intellectual history for...(Read More)
 
 
Ziran
Ziran (April 2022)
The Philosophy of Spontaneous Self-Causation
Brian Bruya - Author

The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.

Ziran, an idea from ancient Daoism, defies easy translation into English but can almost be captured by the term "spontaneity." It means "self-causation," if "self" is understood as fundamentally plur...(Read More)
 
 
Essentials of History
Essentials of History (March 2022)
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the Meaning of Hindutva
Vinayak Chaturvedi - Author

 
 
Post-Chineseness
Post-Chineseness (March 2022)
Cultural Politics and International Relations
Chih-yu Shih - Author

Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.

There have been few efforts to overcome the binary of China versus the West. The recent global political environment, with a deepening confrontation between China and the West, strengthens this binary image. Post-Chin...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality
Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality (February 2022)
Confucian Relationality in an Age of Measurable Outcomes
Mary K. Chang - Author

Question universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.

Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality espouses the concept of relationality—the idea that people’s activities necessarily emerge through contextual engagement with others—as an alternative to the "publish or perish" ethos in higher educat...(Read More)
 
 
The Coming Death
The Coming Death (February 2022)
Traces of Mortality across East Asia
Richard F. Calichman - Author

Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.

The Coming Death explores the question of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema. By exposing the specific fields of Japanology and Sinology to the more general discourse of thanatology, Richard Calichman aims to define death more expansiv...(Read More)
 
 
Lore and Verse
Lore and Verse (January 2022)
Poems on History in Early Medieval China
Yue Zhang - Author

Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.

Lore and Verse is the first English-language book dedicated entirely to studying poems on history (yongshi shi) in premodern China. Focusing on works by poets from the entire range of early medieval China (220–589), Yue Zhang explores how history was disseminated and interpreted...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (January 2022)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Phuntsok Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, namely, egoic...(Read More)
 
 
When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Tradition
Harjot Oberoi - Author

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Focusing on important issues in Sikh religious identity and memory, Harjot Oberoi shows how premodern techniques of narrating the past and truth-telling in South Asia were deeply transformed by...(Read More)
 
 
A Postcolonial Relationship
A Postcolonial Relationship (December 2021)
Challenges of Asian Immigrants as the Third Other
Choi Hee An - Author

Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.

A Postcolonial Relationship critically examines the problems of current US racial relations from an Asian immigrant perspective and provides a new understanding of the complications that Asian immigrant groups experience...(Read More)
 
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