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Sing-chen Lydia Chiang
Inspired in part by Freud’s theory of the uncanny, this book explores the emotive subtexts of late imperial Chinese strange tale collections to consider what these stories tell us about suppressed cultural anxieties, the construction of gender, and authorial self-identity.
An examination of both excavated and transmitted texts that link ethics and natural philosophy, Material Virtue narrates the history of a neglected tradition that argues virtue has physical presence in the body, and rewrites the formative period of Confucianism.
Oliver J. Moore
This study analyzes records of annual ritual performances in order to trace the emergence of the culture of civil service examination recruitment in its social and political contexts during China's Tang dynasty (618-907).
Edited by Michael Lackner and Natascha Vittinghoff
Mapping Meanings, a broad-ranged introduction to China’s intellectual entry into the family of nations, guides the reader into the late Qing encounter with Western, at the same time connecting convincingly to the broader question of the mobility of knowledge.
The creation or closure of institutions of government and the careers of men who took their part in public life show how human lives were affected by political concepts and official demands in the formative stages of China's imperial government.
Xiang Biao. Translated by Jim Weldon
Based on the author’s own six years’ fieldwork, this book looks at critical features of China’s current social change, recounting how, against the odds, a group of migrants created their own major community outside of the State system and looking at that communities’ interaction with the State.
Edited by Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian and Harriet T. Zurndorfer. Introduced by Susan L. Mann
Beyond Tradition and Modernity is a collection of original essays which considers the complexities behind the dramatic changes generated in China at the end of the nineteenth century and exposes the new ideals and ideas voiced by men and women that reflect the changing boundaries of gender at ...
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