Category Archives: Books of Interest

Book Of Interest: Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China

Cambridge University Press has published Ruler and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China, edited by Hans Beck and Greit Vankeerberghen. “The volume’s overarching theme is ‘the conceptual capacity of “the people” in history, especially the cultural and political dynamics between the rulers and the ruled in ancient China, Greece, and Rome”. “This is new, as previous comparisons of the political cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and China have mainly centered their focus, at the macro level, on the formation and operation of the empires”. For more information about this book click here to read a review by Mengzhen Yue of Shandong University. Some of the book is accessible online here and look here to purchase a hard copy.

Book Of Interest: Lu, Confucianism and Phenomenology

Brill has published Confucianism and Phenomenology: An Exploration of Feeling, Value and Virtue by Yinghua Lu. In this book, Yinghua “opens a new horizon for the study of emotions and the philosophy of heart-mind and [human] nature by focusing on the communication between phenomenology and Chinese philosophy…. He demonstrates how ethics based on factual experience is possible, revealing the original spirit and fresh meaning of Confucian learning of the heart-mind.” For more information on the book click here and to find the book for sale on Amazon click here.

New Book: Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Routledge has recently published the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine, edited by Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker. This is “an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. The book introduces the broad range of ideas and techniques that comprise pre-modern medicine in China, and the historiographical and ethnographic approaches that have illuminated them.” For the full table of contexts or to order a copy of the book click here.

Book Of Interest: Perkins, Doing What you Really Want

Oxford University Press has published Doing What You Really Want: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mengzi by Franklin Perkins. In this book, “Franklin Perkins presents a coherent, systematic, and accessible explanation of Mengzi’s philosophy. He covers everything from the place of human beings in nature to human psychology and philosophy of emotions to the various way in which we can deliberately change and cultivate ourselves.” To find this book in both paper and online versions click here.

New Book: Portraits of Confucius

Bloomsbury Academic has recently published a new book titled Portraits of Confucius: The Reception of Confucianism from 1560 to 1960, edited by Kevin DeLapp. This is a 2-volume book that presents a major collection of Western perspectives on Confucius and Confucianism, stretching from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century; the full Table of Contents is here. If you’d like to order this (expensive, if impressive) collection, you can order direct from here and if you use the code GLR 9VS you will receive a 20% discount.

New Books in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy from Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Philosophy has recently published several new books in Chinese and comparative philosophy. They have recently published Comparing Husserl’s Phenomenology and Chinese Yogacara in a Multicultural World by Jingjing Li, Daoist Resonances in Heidegger by David Chai, and Material Objects in Confucian and Aristotelian Metaphysics by James Dominic Rooney.

Newly in paperback are Critique, Subversion, and Chinese Philosophy by Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew K. Whitehead, Chinese Philosophy of History by Dawid Rogacz, Chinese and Indian Ways of Thinking in Early Modern European Philosophy by Selusi Ambrogio, and Micheal Slote Encountering Chinese Philosophy by Yong Huang.

Live Podcast: Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life

Join Massimo and Rob for another episode of the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” podcast as they chat with Steve Angle about his book, “Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life“. In “Growing Moral” Angle engages readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Angle draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). Join the podcast to learn more about the Angle’s book and his background.

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT; click HERE to sign up.

Book Launch: The Aura of Confucius

Julia K. Murray is pleased to host an online launch for her new book, The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shangai. The launch is going to be carried out with a conversation accompanied by James Robson of Havard University. The event is sponsored by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies and is going to be held via zoom.

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 1-2:30 pm (US Eastern Time); Register HERE.

To see the Facebook Event page click HERE.

For the poster click HERE.

 

On-line Access to Books on Li Zhi

Rivi Handler-Spitz is happy to announce that both her monograph, Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity, and the volume she recently edited with Pauline Lee and Haun Saussy, The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late-Ming China, are now available as full-text, downloadable books. This is thanks to a grant from the Geiss-Hsu Foundation.