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Hawai'i reader in traditional Chinese culture

edited by Victor H. Mair, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, and Paul R. Goldin.
  • Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2005.
  • xxvi, 679 pages : ill (some colored), maps ; 27 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "The Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. Each selection, all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume, is preceded by a brief introduction that (where pertinent) identifies its author, establishes the context, and raises important issues and questions. Together they take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities." "Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is ideal for undergraduate courses on the history, culture, and society of pre-modern China."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • 1. Shang Dynasty oracle-bone inscriptions / Gilbert L. Mattos
  • 2. Shang and Zhou ritual bronze inscriptions / Gilbert L. Mattos
  • 3. Astronomy in early Chinese sources / David Pankenier
  • 4. Milfoil-divination / Paul R. Goldin
  • 5. Heaven's mandate / Paul R. Goldin
  • 6. Odes / Paul R. Goldin
  • 7. Confucius and the birth of Chinese philosophy / Paul R. Goldin
  • 8. challenge of Mo Zi / Paul R. Goldin
  • 9. Mencius's defense of Confucianism / Paul R. Goldin
  • 10. Great learning, Doctrine of the mean, and Five forms of conduct / Paul R. Goldin
  • 11. world of the Zuozhuan / Paul R. Goldin
  • 12. tradition of the Daode jing / Paul R. Goldin and Victor H. Mair
  • 13. Zhuang Zi / Paul R. Goldin and Victor H. Mair
  • 14. paradoxes of Hui Shi and others / Paul R. Goldin
  • 15. Lyrics of Chu and the aesthetic of shamanism / Paul R. Goldin
  • 16. Filial piety / Paul R. Goldin
  • 17. Methods of war of Sun Wu and Sun Bin / Paul R. Goldin
  • 18. Xun Zi and the Confucian way / Paul R. Goldin
  • 19. Early discussions of music and literature / Paul R. Goldin and Victor H. Mair
  • 20. Vestments of mourning / Paul R. Goldin
  • 21. Han Fei Zi and his antecedents / Paul R. Goldin
  • 22. Anecdotes from the warring states / Paul R. Goldin
  • 23. laws of Qin before the empire / Paul R. Goldin
  • 24. rise and fall of the Qin empire / Paul R. Goldin
  • 25. Huang-Lao / Paul R. Goldin
  • 26. five phases / Paul R. Goldin
  • 27. Xiongnu, raiders from the steppe / Paul R. Goldin
  • 28. Sima Qian, "account of the legendary physician Bian Que" / Alan Berkowitz
  • 29. Sima Qian, "letter to Ren An" / Paul R. Goldin
  • 30. rationalism of Wang Chong / Paul R. Goldin
  • 31. Admonitions for women / Paul R. Goldin
  • 32. Zhang Heng, "western metropolis rhapsody" / David R. Knechtges and Victor H. Mair
  • 33. Scripture on great peace (Taiping jing) / Barbara Hendrischke
  • 34. Cao Pi, "A discourse on literature" / Xiaofei Tian
  • 35. Legends of Confucius / Lionel M. Jensen
  • 36. Medicines from The divine husbandman's canon of materia medica / Alan Berkowitz
  • 37. Huangfu Mi, preface to and biographies from Accounts of high-minded men / Alan Berkowitz
  • 38. seven worthies of the bamboo grove / Paul R. Goldin
  • 39. Lu Bao, "On the money god" / Victor Cunrui Xiong
  • 40. Xie Lingyun, preface to Record of excursions to famous mountains / Alan Berkowitz
  • 41. Fan Ye, preface to "Accounts of disengaged persons" / Alan Berkowitz
  • 42. Buddhism and language in early-medieval China / Daniel Boucher
  • 43. Buddhism and indigenous Chinese culture / Richard Mather
  • 44. Early-medieval stories of filial piety / Keith Knapp
  • 45. elevation of belles letters / Zong-Qi Cai
  • 46. Legends of The original vow of the Bodhisattva of the earth sanctuary / Lindy Li Mark
  • 47. Selections from the Platform sutra of the sixth patriarch / Robert Foster
  • 48. Sima Guang, "The battle of Mang mountain" / David A. Graff
  • 49. "The tale of Master Yuan of Mount Lu" / Tansen Sen and Victor H. Mair
  • 50. Tang poems as vehicles for ideas / Denis Mair
  • 51. Dou Yi, a mid-Tang businessman / Victor Cunrui Xiong
  • 52. Hah Yu, "A memorial on the relic of the Buddha" / Victor Cunrui Xiong
  • 53. Han Yu, "The original way" / Robert Foster
  • 54. first recorded Cinderella story / Victor H. Mair
  • 55. Late-Tang foreign relations : the Uyghur Crisis / Michael R. Drompp
  • 56. Political and economic problems concerning Buddhism / Xinru Liu and Victor H. Mair
  • 57. Guo Xi (attrib), "Advice on landscape" / John Hay, Victor H. Mair, Susan Bush and Hsio-Yen Shih
  • 58. Su Shi, "Parable of the sun" / Robert Foster
  • 59. Zhu Qiqian, "A song dynasty silk-tapestry bag with strap" / Angela Sheng
  • 60. Fang Lue, "Inscription for the temple of auspicious response" / Hugh Clark
  • 61. discovery of crystallized sugar / Sucheta Mazumdar
  • 62. Recollections of the northern Song capital / Stephen H. West
  • 63. Zhang Jiucheng's explanation of Zhang Zai's "Western inscription" / Robert Foster
  • 64. Zhu Xi, introduction to the Redacted centrality and commonality / Robert Foster
  • 65. Dragons, tigers, and elixirs : alchemy in medieval China / Lowell Skar
  • 66. autobiographical sermon of Zuqin / Pei-Yi Wu
  • 67. Vernacular paraphrases of the classics for the Mongol rulers / Victor H. Mair
  • 68. Yuan-period medical cases / Charlotte Furth
  • 69. Ni Zan, Cloud forest hall collection of rules for drinking and eating / Eugene N. Anderson, Teresa Wang and Victor H. Mair
  • 70. Tang Shi, "Lament for a Song girl," four stanzas / Wayne Schlepp
  • 71. Wang Yangming, "Inquiry on the great learning" / Robert Foster
  • 72. In praise of martyrs : widow-suicide in late-imperial China / Katherine Carlitz
  • 73. Lu Xixing (attrib.), Romance of the investiture of the gods / Gary Seaman and Victor H. Mair
  • 74. Imperial preface to the Revised edition of the collected statutes of the Ming / Romeyn Taylor
  • 75. Schools and civil service in the Ming Dynasty / Jan L. Hagman
  • 76. Accounts of Bengal in Extensive records on four foreign lands / Narayan Chandra Sen
  • 77. Chen Zongyou, Exposition of the original Shaolin staff method / Meir Shahar
  • 78. Li Yu, "A handful of snow" / Tina Lu
  • 79. Shen Cheng, "A requiem for my daughter Zhen" / Pei-Yi Wu
  • 80. Zhang Maozi, A record of life beyond my due / Lynn Struve
  • 81. Feng Menglong, preface to the Mountain Songs / Kathryn Lowry
  • 82. Fang Yizhi, introduction to Notes on the principle of things / Victor H. Mair and Robert Foster
  • 83. Gu Yanwu, preface to Five treatises on phonology / Thomas Bartlett
  • 84. Yu Yonghe, Small sea travelogue (excerpts) / Emma Teng
  • 85. Miao albums / Laura Hostetler
  • 86. Yuan Mei, champion of individual taste / Denis Mair
  • 87. Gesar of Ling / Robin Kornman
  • 88. To hell and back : a nineteenth-century fable / Donald S. Sutton
  • 89. Biographies of exemplary women / Susan L. Mann
  • 90. Kang Youwei, "An investigation into the reforms of Confucius" / Victor H. Mair and Robert Foster
  • 91. Lu Xun, An outsider's chats about written language / Victor H. Mair
  • 92. Xu Bing, "The living word" / Ann L. Huss and Victor H. Mair.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [647]-661) and index.
ISBN
  • 0824827856 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780824827854 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2004012418
  • OCLC: 55487475
  • OCLC: 55487475