Biographical Dictionary Of Republican China

Author: Howard L. Boorman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231089579
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Biographical Dictionary Of Republican China from the Author: Howard L. Boorman. The summation of more than two thousand years of one of the world's most august literary traditions, this volume also represents the achievements of four hundred years of Western scholarship on China. The selections include poetry, drama, fiction, songs, biographies, and works of early Chinese philosophy and history rendered in English by the most renowned translators of classical Chinese literature: Arthur Waley, Ezra Pound, David Hawkes, James Legge, Burton Watson, Stephen Owen, Cyril Birch, A. C. Graham, Witter Bynner, Kenneth Rexroth, and others. Arranged chronologically and by genre, each chapter is introduced by definitive quotes and brief introductions chosen from classic Western sinological treatises. Beginning with discussions of the origins of the Chinese writing system and selections from the earliest "genre" of Chinese literature--the Oracle Bone inscriptions--the book then proceeds with selections from: * early myths and legends; * the earliest anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Songs; * early narrative and philosophy, including the I Ching, Tao-te Ching, and the Analects of Confucius; * rhapsodies, historical writings, magical biographies, ballads, poetry, and miscellaneous prose from the Han and Six Dynasties period; * the court poetry of the Southern Dynasties; * the finest gems of Tang poetry; and * lyrics, stories, and tales of the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties eras. Special highlights include individual chapters covering each of the luminaries of Tang poetry: Wang Wei, Li Bo, Du Fu, and Bo Juyi; early literary criticism; women poets from the first to the tenth century C.E.; and the poetry of Zen and the Tao. Bibliographies, explanatory notes, copious illustrations, a chronology of major dynasties, and two-way romanization tables coordinating the Wade-Giles and pinyin transliteration systems provide helpful tools to aid students, teachers, and general readers in exploring this rich tradition of world literature.

Prescriptions For Saving China

Author: Julie Wei
Publisher: Hoover Instituion Press
ISBN: 9780817992835
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Prescriptions For Saving China from the Author: Julie Wei. In this book, more than forty selected writings from Sun Yat-Sen, the father of modern China, have been translated into English for the first time. Ranging from early speeches to a graduation address delivered a year before his death, these translations illustrate the depth and breadth of Sun's philosophy and chronicle the development and refinement of the cornerstone of his philosophy, the Three Principles of the People—to mediate open and pluralistic marketplaces in the ideological, economic, and political spheres. Sun's vision called for the creation of a strong, modern, and democratized China to be an equal competitor with Western nations.

An Unfinished Republic

Author: David Strand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520948742
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An Unfinished Republic from the Author: David Strand. In this cogent and insightful reading of China’s twentieth-century political culture, David Strand argues that the Chinese Revolution of 1911 engendered a new political life—one that began to free men and women from the inequality and hierarchy that formed the spine of China’s social and cultural order. Chinese citizens confronted their leaders and each other face-to-face in a stance familiar to republics worldwide. This shift in political posture was accompanied by considerable trepidation as well as excitement. Profiling three prominent political actors of the time—suffragist Tang Qunying, diplomat Lu Zhengxiang, and revolutionary Sun Yatsen—Strand demonstrates how a sea change in political performance left leaders dependent on popular support and citizens enmeshed in a political process productive of both authority and dissent.

Reappraising Republican China

Author: Frederic E. Wakeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198296171
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Reappraising Republican China from the Author: Frederic E. Wakeman. 'Well-researched... of great value to research scholars.' -The Journal of the United Service Institution of IndiaThis book is a testament to the accomplishments of Republican studies during the 1980s and early 1990s. Leading scholars review many aspects of contemporary research on the Republican era, ranging from the influence of fascism on Chiang Kai-Shek to the transition from the Qing dynasty to the Republic. Relevant for all interested in the key period in China between Monarchy and Communism.

Anarchy In The Pure Land

Author: Justin Ritzinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190491175
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Anarchy In The Pure Land from the Author: Justin Ritzinger. Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the twentieth-century reinvention of the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, conceived by the reformer Taixu and promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement. The cult presents an apparent anomaly: It shows precisely the kind of concern for ritual, supernatural beings, and the afterlife that the reformers supposedly rejected in the name of "modernity." This book shows that, rather than a concession to tradition, the reimagining of ideas and practices associated with Maitreya was an important site for formulating a Buddhist vision of modernity. Justin Ritzinger argues that the cult of Maitreya represents an attempt to articulate a new constellation of values, integrating novel understandings of the good, clustered around modern visions of utopia, with the central Buddhist goal of Buddhahood. In Part One he traces the roots of this constellation to Taixu's youthful career as an anarchist. Part Two examines its articulation in the Maitreya School's theology and its social development from its inception to World War II. Part Three looks at its subsequent decline and contemporary legacy within and beyond orthodox Buddhism. Through these investigations, Anarchy in the Pure Land develops a new framework for alternative understandings of modernity in Buddhism.

Biographical Dictionary Of Chinese Women V 2 Twentieth Century

Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315499231
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Biographical Dictionary Of Chinese Women V 2 Twentieth Century from the Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee. The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by scores of China scholars from around the world. Volume II: Twentieth Century includes a far greater range of women than would have been previously possible because of the enormous amount of historical material and scholarly research that has become available recently. They include scientists, businesswomen, sportswomen, military officers, writers, scholars, revolutionary heroines, politicians, musicians, opera stars, film stars, artists, educators, nuns, and more.

Br Cke Zwischen Kulturen

Author: Wei Chiao
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825864309
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Br Cke Zwischen Kulturen from the Author: Wei Chiao.

Cultural Curiosity

Author: Josephine M.T. Khu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520223411
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Cultural Curiosity from the Author: Josephine M.T. Khu. This anthology of autobiographical essays reveals the human side of the Chinese diaspora. Written by ethnic Chinese who were born outside of China, these moving pieces describe the experience of growing up a visible minority and the subsequent journey each author made home.

The Wars For Asia 1911 1949

Author: S. C. M. Paine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107020697
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The Wars For Asia 1911 1949 from the Author: S. C. M. Paine. This book shows that the Western treatment of World War II, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War misrepresents their connections and causes.

The Chinese And Opium Under The Republic

Author: Alan Baumler
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791469545
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The Chinese And Opium Under The Republic from the Author: Alan Baumler. Examines China’s attempts to control the opium economy in the early twentieth century.