Explores how China’s oldest poetry collection was interpreted in a Confucian exegetical text—the Mao Commentary—in the mid-second century BCE.
Biography of a major figure in modern Chinese history.
An analysis of the China Race—the global competition for leadership and world order between the US-led West and the People's Republic of China.
Reality merges with illusion in this novel of northwestern China.
Traces the development of the Chinese love story during the Song and Yuan dynasties.
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
A complete translation and analysis of "All Things Flow into Form" (Fan wu liu xing), a recently discovered manuscript from the Warring States period (481–221 BCE).
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
The first concerted attempt to analyze how the histories Shiji and Hanshu described the technical arts as they were applied in vital areas of the administration of pre-Han and Han China.
Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.
Posits the origin of a specifically Chinese concept of “word-meaning,” and sheds new light on the linguistic ideas in early Chinese philosophical texts.
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.
Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.
Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.
Pioneering study of the localization of Chinese culture in early modern Japan, using legends, classics, and historical terms as case studies.
Critically introduces the philosophical system of Li Zehou, one of the most significant modern scholars of Chinese history and culture.
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.
Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.
Shows that the feminist interventions of the Mao era (1949–1976) continue to influence contemporary Chinese women.
Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.
Critical reflections on the work of Angus Charles Graham, renowned Western scholar of Chinese philosophy and sinology.
Sheds new light on pre-modern Chinese gender relationships in the context of marriage, male Confucian literati self-presentation, and social networks.
Challenges the idea held by many prominent twentieth-century Sinologists that early China experienced a “language crisis. ”
Reassesses didacticism in seventeenth-century Chinese vernacular fiction and challenges the view that the late Ming was a notoriously immoral time.
Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.
Reveals cultural paradigms and historical prejudices regarding the role of birthing and women in the reproduction of society.
Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.
First English translations of a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.
Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.
Presents a new view of the Chinese revolution through the lens of the local Communist movement in Hainan between 1926 and 1956.
Critiques the idea of a Chinese cultural identity and argues that such identities are instead determined by geopolitical and economic forces.
English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of Northern China.
Provides a systematic and comprehensive survey of writings on military philosophy in early China.
A comprehensive analysis of the transformations of ancient history in early Chinese texts.
Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China.
Considers the role of hiddenness in the history of cultural production in premodern China.
Illustrates the changing significance of what it means to be educated, rural, and ethnic in Southwest China.
Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.
Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.
An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.
Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000-1500.
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.
The career of communist revolutionary Wei Baqun, one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” and man of the southern frontier.
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance.
Contests long-standing claims that Confucianism came to prominence under China's Emperor Wu.
Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.
An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.
Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.
The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
An innovative approach to historical records assesses how evidence claims and policy arguments were put forth in the royal courts of early China.
A fascinating look at Chinese perceptions of the United States and the cultural and political background that informs them.
A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Depicts the Cultural Revolution through stories in a variety of voices.
An exploration of Chinese during a time of monumental change, the period after the fall of the Han dynasty.
Explores the new literary and interpretive milieu that emerged in the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.
A cross-cultural work which reinvigorates the consideration of enlightenment.
Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.
A vivid portrait of the culture of a provincial military society in China’s early medieval period and its interactions with the southern imperial court.
Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China's Silk Road.
Provides an overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.
Brings Chinese Daoist and Confucian thought into conversation with Western process, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophy and theology.
Examines the images, hopes, and fears that were evoked during China’s century-long subservience to external powers.
Presents the intellectual world of early medieval Sichuan through a critical biography of historian and classicist Qiao Zhou.
The first English translation of work by Wang Xiaobo, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century China.
Discusses interpretations of the Yijing (the I Ching or Book of Changes) during the Northern Song period and how these illuminate the momentous changes in Chinese society during this era.
Shows how Chinese intellectuals with varying politics envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century.
Uses Hong Kong’s transfer from Britain to China to explore how media coverage is guided by ideological struggle.
Explores historical and philosophical shifts in the depiction of women and virtue in the early years of the Chinese state. Includes an examination of the history of yin-yang theories.
The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.
Lu Xun (1881-1936), China's greatest modern writer, remains important today both as an official icon and a patron saint of dissent. This book deals with Lu Xun's struggle to make sense of the "Darwinian Revolution." It illuminates not only Lu Xun's thought, but also the current crisis in Chinese thought caused by the loss of faith in Marxism.
The leading proponent in America of the Wu style discusses the spiritual and aesthetic meanings of t'ai chi ch'uan.
Proposes a sweeping theory of flood myths, applies it to a particular text, the Mu T'ien-tzu chuan, and opens up the world of Chinese fiction to an entirely new type of analysis based on a psychoanalytic theory of the symbol.
Argues that the legitimacy of the Chinese government relies on two factors: the national myth of revolution and ideological orthodoxy.
The Chinese philosophical text Zhuangzi was written by Zhuangzi in the fourth century BCE. With humor and relentless logic Zhuangzi attacks claims to knowledge about the world, especially evaluative knowledge of what is good and bad or right and wrong. This book is about the man and the text.
This study of Chinese eunuchs illuminates the entire history of the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, and provides broad information on various aspects of pre-modern China.
Traces the role of ideas in Chinese economic reform from 1978 to the present, exploring the conversion of China's policymakers to capitalist economic thinking.
This is the most extensive study of Chin dynasty history in any language. It demonstrates the importance of cultural developments in North China under the Chin (1115-1234).
Roger Ames first traces the evolution of five key concepts in early Chinese political philosophy and then analyzes these concepts as they are developed in The Art of Rulership. The Art of Rulership is ...
The emergence of New Confucian Humanism as a major intellectual and spiritual tradition in the Chinese cultural area since the Second World War is a phenomenon vitally important and intriguing to students ...
Isabelle Robinet's Taoist Meditation is the first and only scholarly study to discuss the ancient Mao-shan Taoist tradition of visionary meditation while, at the same time, helping to clarify the little ...
This is the first comprehensive anthology of the Chinese sexology classics, the world's oldest and most advanced tradition of sexual yoga. While remaining accessible to the general reader, the translation ...
In this volume, Lipman and Harrell explore the prevalence and ubiquity of violence in China, a society whose official norms value harmony and condemn conflict. The book investigates violence in a wide ...
This book provides new insight into the creation of the Chinese empire by examining the changing forms of permitted violence—warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishments, and vengeance. It analyzes the ...
The Russian influence took root in the Chinese intellectual tradition that evolved after the Literary Revolution of 1917. When the Chinese communists turned to Russia for their inspiration they also accepted ...
This is the first book ever published in the West on drama in the People's Republic of China. The plays, playwrights, theories, and performances range from the play that inflamed the Cultural Revolution ...
The material in this book is framed and organized through the themes of world system's theory -- such as incorporation, commercialization of agriculture, industrialization, proletarianization, and the ...