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Edited by Jan A.M. de Meyer and Peter M. Engelfriet
This collection of essays provides refreshing insights into the religious dimensions of traditional Chinese culture. Spanning two millennia, it deals with topics as varied as ritual, popular cults, puppet theatre, medicine and literature, but its bulk is devoted to Taoism.
Edited by Karl-Heinz Pohl
This book contains the papers of a symposium on the Chinese and Western cultural traditions, with topics ranging from questions of cross-cultural hermeneutics to politics, ethical values and aesthetics.
Edited by Harriet T. Zurndorfer
Barend J. ter Haar
This monograph presents a thorough investigation into the phenomenon of the Chinese Triads, their ritual and mythological lore, and their meanings and functions. On the foundations of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, among which also recent Chinese scholarship, the author ...
Methods of the Way: Early Chinese Ethical Thought gives a detailed account of the textual history as well as the early development of 112 ethical terms defined in the chapter Methods ot the Way (Daoshu) ascribed to Jia Yi (200-168 B.C.). An important contribution to our understanding of the ...
Anne E. McLaren
Chantefables were popular verse narratives performed by storytellers in late imperial China. This study deals with fifteenth century chantefables, their publishers and readers, their festive, kinship and performative context, and their significance in the emergence of vernacular print in China.
Peter M. Engelfriet
The subject of this volume is the first translation (1607) into Chinese of Euclid's Elements (+ 300 BC) and its reception in seventeenth century China. The book covers mathematical and linguistic matters and deals extensively with the cultural and intellectual context.
The surviving examples of the early medieval shelun, a subgenre of the fu, are translated and interpreted against their political background in this original contribution to Chinese Nanbeichao studies.
Sun Xiaochun and Jacob Kistemaker
Presents the first adequate picture of the Chinese sky of 2000 years ago. Investigating the 283 constellations, it reveals that the sky as a mirror of human society was based on the philosophy and cosmology of Han times.
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