Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch

Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch'an

John Jorgensen

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€232,00
$309.00
ISBN13: 
9789004145085
Publication Date: 
September 2005
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Hardback
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xxiv, 864 pp.
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ISSN: 
0169-9563
Volume: 
68

Yongtao Du, Oklahoma State University

In The Order of Places Yongtao Du tells a story of how the increase in geographical mobility in sixteenth through eighteenth century China brought about new understandings of spatial order in the world’s most enduring empire.
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Volume: 
119
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004288386
Expected: 
March 2015

Nicholas Morrow Williams, Hong Kong Baptist University

In Imitations of the Self Nicholas M. Williams reevaluates the poetry of Jiang Yan (444–505) as a summation of Six Dynasties poetics and as a model of multifarious self-representation in Chinese poetry.
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Volume: 
118
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004282230
Publication date: 
November 2014

Edited by Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Boulder

Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, and ci, are examined, with a special focus on poetry’s negotiation with tradition and historical context.
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Volume: 
117
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004280397
Publication date: 
November 2014

George Lawrence Israel, Middle Georgia State College

In Doing Good and Ridding Evil in Ming China: The Political Career of Wang Yangming, George L. Israel offers a detailed study of this influential Neo-Confucian philosopher’s official career and military campaigns.
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Volume: 
116
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004280083
Publication date: 
August 2014

Edited by Benjamin A. Elman, Princeton University

This volume presents a new conceptual framework that recognizes that in East Asia the literary and vernacular registers historically interacted and influenced each other as part of a unified, if hybrid, language system that was mastered by Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and Vietnamese according to...
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Volume: 
115
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004277595
Publication date: 
August 2014

Zhenjun Zhang, St. Lawrence University

This book examines the literary themetic changes, Buddhist imagery, and new motifs in the fantastic dreamworld as seen in the tales of the supernatural in early medieval China.
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Volume: 
114
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004277274
Publication date: 
August 2014

Ding Xiang Warner, Cornell University

Transmitting Authority reveals the interdependence between the textual and social history of the Zhongshuo and the rise and fall of the cultural currency of Wang Tong (ca. 584–617), a.k.a. Master Wenzhong, whose teachings this work purports to record.
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Volume: 
113
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004273214
Publication date: 
May 2014

[Erik Zürcher]. Edited by Jonathan A. Silk, Leiden University

Buddhism in China gathers for the first time Erik Zürcher’s most central papers on Chinese Buddhism, dealing with the translation and language of Buddhist scriptures, interactions with Daoist traditions, activities of Buddhists below elite social levels, and typological comparisons...
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Volume: 
112
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004250932
Publication date: 
December 2013

J.D. Schmidt, University of British Columbia

In The Poet Zheng Zhen (1806-1864) and the Rise of Chinese Modernity J. D. Schmidt provides a study of one of the China's greatest poets and a major architect of Chinese modernity.
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Volume: 
111
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004249783
Publication date: 
June 2013

Michael John Paton, University of Sydney

In Five Classics of Fengshui Michael Paton traces the theoretical development of this form of spiritual geography through full translations of major texts: the Burial Classic of Qing Wu, Book of Burial, Yellow Emperor’s Classic of House Siting, Twenty Four Difficult Problems, and Water...
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Volume: 
110
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004249868
Publication date: 
June 2013

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