Chinese Thought in a Global Context
Language: en
Pages: 406
Authors: Karl-Heinz Pohl
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: BRILL

This book contains the papers of a symposium on the Chinese and Western cultural traditions, with topics ranging from questions of cross-cultural hermeneutics to politics, ethical values and aesthetics.
Chinese Ethics in a Global Context
Language: en
Authors: Karl-Heinz Pohl, Anselm Müller
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-19 - Publisher: BRILL

This book discusses Chinese and Western views of ethics in the areas of modernization, politics, education, and religion, with a particular focus on the question of the moral traditions in the context of social transformation in China today.
Chinese Aesthetics in a Global Context
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Zhirong Zhu
Categories: Aesthetics, Chinese
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book examines aesthetic issues based on humanities principles and creates a theory of Chinese aesthetics from a global perspective by applying Chinas traditional and cultural history to a Western theoretical framework. In particular, this book emphasizes the shared features of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, namely the unity of heaven and men, unity of nature and society, and the materialization of human feelings and humanization of material things. It also highlights the dominant role of humans in the aesthetic relationship between human and object, while placing imagery in a focal position. .
Cross-cultural Studies: China and the World
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Suoqiao QIAN
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-05 - Publisher: BRILL

Cross-cultural Studies: China and the World, A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Zhang Longxi collects twelve essays by eminent scholars across several disciplines in Chinese and cross-cultural studies to celebrate Zhang Longxi’s scholarly achievements.
Sentimental Education in Chinese History
Language: en
Authors: Paolo Santangelo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-11 - Publisher: BRILL

A pionering inquiry on the role, perception and representation of emotional sphere in traditional Chinese culture provides a fascinating contribution on a key anthropological problem, in order to understand not only pre-modern private history, but also contemporary Chinese society. The importance of this work goes beyond Chinese studies.
Rechtsdenken: Schnittpunkte West und Ost
Language: de
Pages: 378
Authors: Harald Holz, Konrad Wegmann
Categories: Buddhism and law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

Books about Rechtsdenken: Schnittpunkte West und Ost
Love and Emotions in Traditional Chinese Literature
Language: en
Authors: Halvor Eifring
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-13 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume provides a first step towards a conceptual history of a key term in traditional Chinese culture, qíng, often translated as ‘emotion’. The essays cover the classical period and Chan Buddhist sources, in addition to Ming–Qing fiction and drama.
The Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- and 17th Century China
Language: en
Pages: 419
Authors: Kathryn A. Lowry
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: BRILL

This study of popular songs offers a new hypothesis about the role of elite in popular culture and evidences how commercial publishing facilitated the rise of selective reading and imitation of texts in late-Ming China, creating a new basis for describing desire and the self.
Rituals Of Recruitment In Tang China
Language: en
Pages: 407
Authors: Oliver J. Moore
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: BRILL

This study analyzes records of annual ritual performances in order to trace the emergence of the culture of civil service examination recruitment in its social and political contexts during China's Tang dynasty (618-907).
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Amy Olberding
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-02 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
New Essays in Comparative Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Robert Wilkinson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Comparative aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which compares the aesthetic concepts and practices of different cultures. The way in which the various cultures of the world conceive of the aesthetic dimension of life in general and art in particular is revelatory of profound attitudes and beliefs which themselves make up an important part of the culture in question. This anthology consists of entirely new essays by some of the leading, internationally recognised scholars in the field. The subjects addressed include the influence of Upanişadic thought on the classic Indian tradition in aesthetics and the way in which that tradition continues to have relevance to issues discussed today; how Buddhist thought in general and Zen in particular shape aesthetic attitudes in Japanese culture; how Confucianism affected not only the morality but also the classical aesthetics of China; how different ideas of the self and of human nature affect artistic training and practice in different cultures; how feminism can draw inspiration from classic non-European lines of thought in the area of aesthetics, and how different attitudes to nature underpin a whole range of aesthetic beliefs and attitudes in western and eastern thought. These ideas reveal both deep differences and deep similarities between east and west. No-one seeking to understand the cultures discussed in these essays can ignore their aesthetic dimension, which often holds the key to understanding the deepest motives which have formed them.
Chinese Language in Law
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Deborah Cao
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-01 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The book explores some of the intricacies, dilemmas, and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese language used in the legal context, analyzing linguistic matters in both monolingual Chinese context and cross-linguistically when Chinese and English are compared. It investigates the linguistic and cultural landscape through an examination of a number of keywords and linguistic usage associated with Chinese law. It is suggested that to understand Chinese society and law, we need to understand the rich and idiosyncratic Chinese language and cultural traditions and the legal and political context and subtext, and also to be cognizant of the tension and interaction between legal norms and cultural and linguistic values in their legal realization in the changing Chinese society. The book is a collection of the author’s interpretation of Chinese law from a linguistic and cultural perspective, both as a user and interpreter of this ancient and changing language.