The Tang dynasty, lasting from 618 to 907, was the high point of medieval Chinese history, featuring unprecedented achievements in governmental organization, economic and territorial expansion, literature, the arts, and religion. Many Tang practices continued, with various developments, to influence Chinese society for the next thousand years. For these and other reasons the Tang has been a key focus of Western sinologists. This volume presents English-language reprints of fifty-seven critical studies of the Tang, in the three general categories of political history, literature and cultural history, and religion. The articles and book chapters included here are important scholarly benchmarks that will serve as the starting-point for anyone interested in the study of medieval China.
Ying-shih (706–58),4 Yüan Chieh (719–72),5 Tu-ku Chi (725–77)6 and Yen Chench'ing (709–84).7 Before analyzing their remarks on history and literature, I have sketched their family backgrounds and described briefly the intellectual world ...
Author: Paul W. Kroll
A collection of the best published scholarship on the history (and future) of the Communist Party of China.
The collection published formed the core of materials for study by senior cadres. According to Mao, this study of party ... Tang tili-shihts'ai-liao 六大以前·黨的歷史材料(Before the 6th Party Congress. Party Historical Materials) and ...
Author: Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard
Category: Political Science
4 , p . 217 and Tang ren xiaoshuo jiao shi , Vol . 1 , p . 161 . 12 Ce fu yuan gui HHT TE ( Great Prognosticatory ... the Classical Tradition and Society in Late Ninth - century China , ” in Critical Essays on Chinese Fiction , ed .
Author: Robert Joe Cutter
Publisher: Chinese University Press
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the socio-cultural and political context of modern China in terms of its interaction with America and the West, focusing on the influence of the well-known Chinese writer and intellectual Lin Yutang (1895-1976). Offering a unique study of the life and works of Lin Yutang, it highlights his intellectual legacy in modern China and considers how his cross-cultural life and ideas embodied the modern Chinese cultural experience. It notably focuses on Lin’s reputation as an outspoken critic of the infringement of human rights during the rise of the Communist regime in China, but also on his rediscovery of Chinese cultural resources. At a time when China’s cultural contributions are increasingly relevant worldwide, this book contributes to ongoing critical reflections of Chinese modernity, particularly in terms of its intellectual legacies, but also to a renewed understanding of the cross-cultural interactions between China and America and a re-opening the dialogue and search for a new cultural understanding.
“Lu Xun”鲁迅, Beixin 北新, Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 1, 1929). Hu Shi 胡适. “The Rights of Man,” trans. John P. Chang, in China's Own Critics: A Selection of Essays by Hu Shih [Hu Shi] and Lin Yu-Tang [Lin Yutang], edited by T'ang Leang-Li.
Author: Suoqiao Qian
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The study of slavery has grown strongly in recent years, as scholars working in several disciplines have cultivated broader perspectives on enslavement in a wide variety of contexts and settings. 'Critical Readings on Global Slavery' offers students and researchers a rich collection of previously published works by some of the most preeminent scholars in the field. With contributions covering various regions and time periods, this anthology encourages readers to view slave systems across time and space as both ubiquitous and interconnected, and introduces those who are interested in the study of human bondage to some of the most important and widely cited works in slavery studies.
Early China 13:166–200. Hung, William (editor) (1966). Harvard-Yenching Institute Sinological Index series Supplement no. 11. Combined Concordances to the Ch'un-Ch'iu, Kung-yang, Ku-liang and Tso-chuan. 4 vols. Taipei: Chinese Materials ...
Author: Damian Alan Pargas
Ethnic Identity in Tang China is the first work in any language to explore comprehensively the construction of ethnicity during the dynasty that reigned over China for roughly three centuries, from 618 to 907. Often viewed as one of the most cosmopolitan regimes in China's past, the Tang had roots in Inner Asia, and its rulers continued to have complex relationships with a population that included Turks, Tibetans, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Persians, and Arabs. Marc S. Abramson's rich portrait of this complex, multiethnic empire draws on political writings, religious texts, and other cultural artifacts, as well as comparative examples from other empires and frontiers. Abramson argues that various constituencies, ranging from Confucian elites to Buddhist monks to "barbarian" generals, sought to define ethnic boundaries for various reasons but often in part out of discomfort with the ambiguity of their own ethnic and cultural identity. The Tang court, meanwhile, alternately sought to absorb some alien populations to preserve the empire's integrity while seeking to preserve the ethnic distinctiveness of other groups whose particular skills it valued. Abramson demonstrates how the Tang era marked a key shift in definitions of China and the Chinese people, a shift that ultimately laid the foundation for the emergence of the modern Chinese nation. Ethnic Identity in Tang China sheds new light on one of the most important periods in Chinese history. It also offers broader insights on East Asian and Inner Asian history, the history of ethnicity, and the comparative history of frontiers and empires.
Dunhuang shishi dizhi canjuan kaoshi (A critical edition of incomplete geographical texts from Dunhuang). ... Tang dynasty. Edited by Luo Zhenyu. Published in Xuetang congke, vol. 4. Published by Luo Zhenyu, 1914.
Author: Marc S. Abramson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
17See Ch üan Tang wen of t ( Taipei : Hua - lien chou - pan - she , 1965 ) , vol . 17 , ch . ... 14546 ; T'ang - shih chi - shih *** ( Peking : Chung - hua shu - chü , 1965 ) , vol . ... Tui X4 ( 4 Critical Essays on Chinese Fiction.
Author: Winston L. Y. Yang
Publisher: Chinese University Press
Category: Chinese fiction
These volumes are introduced by a single preface by Zhang Mingfei ( included in both volumes ) on the distinguishing characteristics of the study of Tang literature in the 1990s . The abstracts for books are divided into categories as ...
Why is it that a text, particularly a canonical text, is often said to contain a meaning different from what it literally says? How did allegorical readings arise and develop? By looking at such examples as Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Song of Songs and traditional Chinese commentaries on the Confucian classic Book of Poetry, Zhang Longxi discusses allegorical readings from a broad perspective that bridges the usual East/West cultural divide and examines their social and political implications. His approach is wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary, exploring allegoresis with regard to religion, philosophy, and literature. In his inquiry into allegory and allegorical interpretation, Zhang examines the idea of a self-explanatory text of the Bible as conceived by Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther; discusses the importance of the literal basis of textual interpretation; and takes up the question of moral responsibility and political allegiance. Zhang, who regards utopia as an allegory of social and political ideas, explores how utopian visions vary in their Chinese and Western expressions, in the process commenting on contemporary literary theory and political readings of literature past and present.
Zhongguo lidai wenlun xuan [Selections of Chinese Literary Criticism from the Various Dynasties]. 4 vols. ... Ji Yougong (fl. 1126). Tang shi jishi [Records of Tang Poetry]. 2 vols. Beijing: Zhonghua, 1965. Jiang Boqian .
Author: Longxi Zhang
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Emperor Taizong (r. 626–49) of the Tang is remembered as an exemplary ruler. This study addresses that aura of virtuous sovereignty and Taizong’s construction of a reputation for moral rulership through his own literary writings—with particular attention to his poetry. The author highlights the relationship between historiography and the literary and rhetorical strategies of sovereignty, contending that, for Taizong, and for the concept of sovereignty in general, politics is inextricable from cultural production. The work focuses on Taizong’s literary writings that speak directly to the relationship between cultural form and sovereign power, as well as on the question of how the Tang negotiated dynastic identity through literary stylistics. The author maintains that Taizong’s writings may have been self-serving at times, representing strategic attempts to control his self-image in the eyes of his court and empire, but that they also become the ideal image to which his self was normatively bound. This is the paradox at the heart of imperial authorship: Taizong was simultaneously the author of his representation and was authored by his representation; he was both subject and object of his writings.
On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty Jack W. Chen. Pearce, Scott. ... In Xuxiu Siku quanshu 續修四庫全書, vol. 55. ... Translated by Chün-tu Hsüeh et al. as Traditional Government in Imperial China: A Critical Analysis.
Author: Jack W. Chen