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.
Kenny Kwok-kwan Ng (The Open University of Hong Kong)
In The Lost Geopoetic Horizon of Li Jieren, Kenny Kwok-kwan Ng scrutinizes Li Jieren’s repeatedly revised river-novel series on Chengdu from the turn of the century through China’s 1911 Revolution, developing a geopoetics of historical place-writing against nationalism and globalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...