Warp, Weft, and Way

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

New Book: Yu, Chinese History and Culture, vols. 1 and 2

Columbia University Press has published a two-volume set titled Chinese History and Culture, providing a collection of eminent intellectual historian Ying-shih Yu’s essays, many dealing with philosophical topics, some appearing for the first time in English. Details for volume one (Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century) and volume two (Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century); I’ll copy the Tables of Contents below.

Volume One (Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century):

Author’s Preface
Editorial Note
List of Abbreviations
Chronology of Dynasties
1. Between the Heavenly and the Human
2. Life and Immortality in the Mind of Han China
3. “O Soul, Come Back!” A Study in the Changing Conceptions of the Soul and Afterlife in Pre-Buddhist China
4. New Evidence on the Early Chinese Conception of Afterlife
5. Food in Chinese Culture: The Han Period
6. The Seating Order at the Hong Men Banquet
7. Individualism and the Neo-Daoist Movement in Wei-Jin China
8. Intellectual Breakthroughs in the Tang-Song Transition
9. Morality and Knowledge in Zhu Xi’s Philosophical System
10. Confucian Ethics and Capitalism
11. Business Culture and Chinese Traditions—Toward a Study of the Evolution of Merchant Culture in Chinese History
12. Reorientation of Confucian Social Thought in the Age of Wang Yangming
13. The Intellectual World of Jiao Hong Revisited
14. Toward an Interpretation of Intellectual Transition in the Seventeenth Century
Acknowledgments
Appendix. The John W. Kluge Prize Address and The Tang Prize for Sinology Acceptance Speech
Index


Volume Two (Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century):

Author’s Preface
Editorial Note
List of Abbreviations
Chronology of Dynasties
1. Some Preliminary Observations on the Rise of Qing Confucian Intellectualism
2. Dai Zhen and the Zhu Xi Tradition
3. Dai Zhen’s Choice Between Philosophy and Philology
4. Zhang Xuecheng Versus Dai Zhen: A Study in Intellectual Challenge and Response in
Eighteenth-Century China
5. Qing Confucianism
6. The Two Worlds of Honglou meng (Dream of the Red Chamber)
7. Sun Yat-sen’s Doctrine and Traditional Chinese Culture
8. The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century
9. Neither Renaissance nor Enlightenment: A Historian’s Reflections on the May Fourth Movement
10. Modernization Versus Fetishism of Revolution in Twentieth-Century China
11. The Idea of Democracy and the Twilight of the Elite Culture in Modern China
12. China’s New Wave of Nationalism
13. Democracy, Human Rights and Confucian Culture
14. Changing Conceptions of National History in Twentieth-Century China
15. Reflections on Chinese Historical Thinking
16. Modern Chronological Biography and the Conception of Historical Scholarship
17. The Study of Chinese History: Retrospect and Prospect
18. Confucianism and China’s Encounter with the West in Historical Perspective
19. Clio’s New Cultural Turn and the Rediscovery of Tradition in Asia
Acknowledgments
Appendix. The John W. Kluge Prize Address and The Tang Prize for Sinology Acceptance Speech
Index

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