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

New Book: Ancient Greece and China Compared

A new volume titled Ancient Greece and China Compared was recently published by Cambridge University Press, edited by G. E. R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao. The title features fourteen essays that compare different aspects of ancient Greece and China from an interdisciplinary perspective, together with an introduction by G. E. R. Lloyd and an afterword by Michael Loewe. Those interested may like to access the book’s webpage on the CUP website here.

Table of Content

 

Introduction                Introduction: Methods, Problems and Prospects

Geoffrey LLOYD

 

Part 1                          Methodological Issues and Goals

 

Chapter 1                    Why Some Comparisons Make More Difference Than Others

Nathan SIVIN

Chapter 2                    Comparing Comparisons

Walter SCHEIDEL

Chapter 3                    On the Very Idea of Translation

Robert WARDY

 

Part 2                           Philosophy and Religion

 

Chapter 4                    Freedom in Parts of the Zhuangzi and Epictetus

Richard KING

Chapter 5                    Shame and Moral Education in Aristotle and Xunzi

Jingyi Jenny ZHAO

Chapter 6                    Human and Animal in Early China and Greece

Lisa RAPHALS

Chapter 7                    Genealogies of Gods, Ghosts, and Humans: the Capriciousness of the Divine in Early Greece and Early China

Michael PUETT

 

Part 3                           Art and Literature

 

Chapter 8                    Visual Art and Historical Representation in Ancient Greece and China

Jeremy TANNER

Chapter 9                    Helen and Chinese Femmes Fatales

ZHOU Yiqun

 

Part 4                           Mathematics and Life Sciences

 

Chapter 10                  Divisions, Big and Small: Comparing Archimedes and Liu Hui

Reviel NETZ

Chapter 11                  Abstraction as a Value in the Historiography of Mathematics in Ancient Greece and China

Karine CHEMLA

Chapter 12                  Recipes for Love in the Ancient World

Vivienne LO and Eleanor RE’EM

 

Part 5                          Agriculture, Planning and Institutions

 

Chapter 13                  From the Harvest to the Meal in Prehistoric China and Greece: a Comparative Approach to the Social Context of Food

LIU Xinyi, Evi MARGARITIS, Martin JONES

Chapter 14                  On Libraries and Manuscript Culture in Western Han Chang’an and Alexandria

Michael NYLAN

 

Afterword                   Michael LOEWE

February 13th, 2018 Posted by | Books of Interest, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Comparative philosophy | no comments

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