Jui-sung Yang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
In Body, Ritual and Identity: A New Interpretation of Yan Yuan, Yang Jui-sung has demonstrated that the complexity of Yan’s ideas and his hatred for Zhu Xi in particular need be interpreted in light of his traumatic life experiences, his frustration over the fall of the Ming dynasty, and...
Ulrich Lau, University of Hamburg and Thies Staack, University of Heidelberg
In Legal Practice, Ulrich Lau and Thies Staack offer a richly annotated translation of criminal case records from the pre-imperial period of Qin (between 246 BC and 222 BC) and shed new light on the Qin administration of justice.
Zornica Kirkova, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz
This book examines representations of Daoist xian immortality in a broad range of versified literature from the Han until the end of the Six Dynasties and explores the complex interaction between poetry and Daoist religion in early medieval China.
Through a detailed analysis of epistolary writing, A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship brings to life a lay disciple network associated with the monk Zhuhong (1535-1615) and his nemesis, the Yangming Confucian Zhou Rudeng 周汝登 (1547-1629).
Anthony J. Barbieri-Low, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Robin D.S. Yates, McGill University
In Law, State, and Society in Early Imperial China, Anthony J. Barbieri-Low and Robin D.S. Yates offer the first detailed study and translation into English of two important early Chinese legal texts from the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).
Edited by Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia
China’s Literary Cosmopolitans offers a comprehensive introduction to the intertwined literary careers of Qian Zhongshu (1910-98) and Yang Jiang (b. 1911) and explains why they have come to represent compelling models of Chinese-centric literary cosmopolitanism.
Edited by Yuri Pines, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania and Martin Kern, Princeton University
Ideology of Power and Power of Ideology in Early China explores Chinese political thought during the centuries surrounding the formation of the empire in 221 BCE, examining devices of legitimation, views of rulers and ministers, economic thought, and administrative practices.
Edited by Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh, and Dirk Meyer, University of Oxford
In Literary Forms of Argument in Early China, Gentz and Meyer explore a new analytical approach to the study of written thinking by focusing on the argumentative function of literary patterns in early Chinese texts.