Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China

Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China

This book traces the central role played by cosmology in the formation of China's early empires.

Author: Aihe Wang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521027497

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book traces the central role played by cosmology in the formation of China's early empires.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Early China

The Oxford Handbook of Early China

“Chinese Coffins from the First Millennium bce and Early Images of the Afterworld
.” RES Anthropology and Aesthetics 61–62:22–40. Wang, Aihe 2000. Cosmology
and Political Culture in Early China. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge ...

Author: Elizabeth Childs-Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199328369

Category: History

Page: 824

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A chronological and interdisciplinary study of early China from the Neolithic through Warring States periods (ca 5000-500BCE).
Categories: History

Health

Health

45 Aihe Wang, Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2006); Tavor, “Embodying the Way,” 143–81. 46
The authoritative translation and exegesis is Harper, Early Chinese Medical
Literature.

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford Philosophical Concepts

ISBN: 9780199916429

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 167

From antiquity to the early modern period, many philosophers also studied anatomy and medicine, or were medical doctors themselves -- yet the history of philosophy and of medicine are pursued as separate disciplines. This book departs from that practice, gathering contributions by both historians of philosophy and of medicine to trace the concept of health from ancient Greece and China, through the Islamic world and to modern thinkers such as Descartes and Freud. Through this interdisciplinary approach, Health demonstrates the synchronicity and overlapping histories of these two disciplines. From antiquity to the Renaissance, contributors explore the Chinese idea of qi or circulating "vital breath," ideas about medical methodology in antiquity and the middle ages, and the rise and long-lasting influence of Galenic medicine, with its insistence that health consists in a balance of four humors and the proper use of six "non-naturals" including diet, exercise, and sex. In the early modern period, mechanistic theories of the body made it more difficult to explain what health is and why it is more valuable than other physical states. However, philosophers and doctors maintained an interest in the interaction between the good condition of the mind and that of the body, with Descartes and his followers exploring in depth the idea of "medicine for the mind" despite their notorious mind-body dualism. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, scientific improvements in public health emerged along with new ideas about the psychology of health, notably with the concept of "sensibility" and Freud's psychoanalytic theory. The volume concludes with a critical survey of recent philosophical attempts to define health, showing that both "descriptive," or naturalistic, and "normativist" approaches have fallen prey to objections and counterexamples. As a whole, Health: A History shows that notions of both physical and mental health have long been integral to philosophy and a powerful link between philosophy and the sciences.
Categories: Medical

China Review International

China Review International

Certain later scholars like Donald Harper and Li Ling recognized and moved
beyond the modern cultural assumptions inherent in ... natural ” and “ political , ”
and “ science ” and “ philosophy , ” utilizing instead categories made available by
the early Chinese bibliographic treatises . ... Wang concludes by demonstrating
that the developed Chinese cosmology was the historical product of contestation
and ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4756587

Category: China

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Categories: China

Journal of Chinese Religions

Journal of Chinese Religions

Cosmic Regulation and the Sounds of Pitch - Standards Having just
demonstrated the development of a close ... Intellectuals of the early imperial
period based the legitimacy of the state on claims that it was divine and
harmonized with the natural ... For more on the relationships between cosmology
and the regimes of the late Warring States and Han eras , see Wang , Cosmology
and Political Culture .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01108058T

Category: China

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Categories: China

East and West

East and West

Lionello Lanciott: Aihe Wang, Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ... Cosmology has always been
considered to have played a decisive role in the formation of the early Chinese
states.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111750639

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China

The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China

The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial
Legacy. ... “Centering the Realm: Wang Mang, the Zhouli, and Early Chinese
Statecraft. ... “Innovation as Ritualization: The Fractured Cosmology of Early
China.

Author: Macabe Keliher

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520300293

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 316

The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China presents a major new approach in research on the formation of the Qing empire (1636–1912) in early modern China. Focusing on the symbolic practices that structured domination and legitimized authority, the book challenges traditional understandings of state-formation, and argues that in addition to war making and institution building, the disciplining of diverse political actors, and the construction of political order through symbolic acts were essential undertakings in the making of the Qing state. Beginning in 1631 with the establishment of the key disciplinary organization, the Board of Rites, and culminating with the publication of the first administrative code in 1690, Keliher shows that the Qing political environment was premised on sets of intertwined relationships constantly performed through acts such as the New Year’s Day ceremony, greeting rites, and sumptuary regulations, or what was referred to as li in Chinese. Drawing on Chinese- and Manchu-language archival sources, this book is the first to demonstrate how Qing state-makers drew on existing practices and made up new ones to reimagine political culture and construct a system of domination that lay the basis for empire.
Categories: History

Bulletin

Bulletin

So the Five Phases were often regarded by Chinese commentators and scholars
of the Imperial age as those same five ... 61 - 65 ; Wang Aihe , Cosmology and
Political Culture in Early China ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2000
) ...

Author: Östasiatiska museet

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060663580

Category: China

Page:

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"Bibliography of publications based upon collections made with the support of the Swedish China research committee, by Fr. E. Åhlander": Bulletin no. 1, p. 185-191.
Categories: China

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China : The Zhou bi suan jing .
Cambridge , Cambridge University ... Natural Catastrophes during Bronze Age
Civilisations : Archaeological , Geological , Astronomical and Cultural
Perspectives . Oxford ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132694048

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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Categories: Astronomy

Cracking the Academia Nut

Cracking the Academia Nut

COSMOLOGY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF POLITICAL CULTURE IN
EARLY CHINA Dissertation Summary , Anlian Wu , Harvard University This
dissertation investigates how cosmology , a cornerstone of “ Chinese culture "
that still ...

Author: Margaret Newhouse

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114957447

Category: College teachers

Page: 173

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Categories: College teachers

Unmaking the West

Unmaking the West

Cf . Aihe Wang , Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China ( Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press , 2000 ) ; and ... foundational text of the Chinese
medical tradition of systematic correspondence ) imagined these systems in a
political ...

Author: Philip Eyrikson Tetlock

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114434637

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 304

What if the Persians had won at Salamis? What if Christ had not been crucified? What if the Chinese had harnessed steam power before the West? Disparaged by some as a mere parlor game, counterfactual history is seen by others as an indispensable historical tool. Taking as their point of inquiry the debate over the inevitability of the rise of the West, the eminent scholars in Unmaking the West argue that there is no escaping counterfactual history. Whenever we make claims of cause and effect, we commit ourselves to the assumption that if key links in the causal chain were broken, history would have unfolded otherwise. Likewise, without counterfactual history we all too easily slip into the habit of hindsight bias, forgetting, as soon as we learn what happened, how unpredictable the world looked beforehand, and closing our minds to all the ways the course might have changed. This collection is thus both an exploration of alternative scenarios to world history and an exercise in testing the strengths and weaknesses of counterfactual experiments. "If ever there was an argument for the usefulness of counterfactual history, this admirable, and admirably focused, collection has convincingly made it." --Robert Cowley, editor of the What If?TM series "With chapters ranging from politics to war to religion to economics and to science and technology, this is the most thematically wide-ranging collection on counterfactuality. An intelligent, cutting-edge study with important things to say." --Jonathan C. D. Clark, Department of History, University of Kansas "This volume is likely to become a standard reference in the literature on historical methodology, and could have a dramatic impact on the way future generations of historians approach disciplinary inquiry. . . . By allowing readers to share in the doubts and epiphanies that lead up to the authors' epistemological revelations, the volume allows readers to grasp the rich potential of approaching their own research from a counterfactual perspective." --Aaron Belkin, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara Philip E. Tetlock is Mitchell Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? Richard Ned Lebow is James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and author of The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders, winner of the Alexander L. George Award for the best book in political psychology. Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at Ohio State University, a Fellow of the British Academy, and author of The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800, winner of two book prizes.
Categories: History

Chinese Literature

Chinese Literature

8951 / 09 21 Wang , Aihe , 1954 - Cosmology and political culture in early China /
Aihe Wang . ... 221 B . C . China - - Politics and government - - 221 B . C . to 220
A . D . Series : Cambridge studies in Chinese history , literature and institutions ...

Author: James L. Claren

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055810843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 194

Chinese literature, one of the world's oldest and richest, and consisting originally of poetry and later of drama and fiction, may be divided into three major historical periods that roughly correspond to those of Western literary history: the classical period, from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD; the medieval period, from the third century to the late 12th century; and the modern period, from the 13th century to the present. This book presents an overview of Chinese literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources, accessed by subject, author and title indexes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World

Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World

Classics and Interpretations : The Hermeneutic Traditions in Chinese Culture .
New Brunswick , NJ ... Interpretation and Intellectual Change : Chinese
Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective . ... Cosmology and Political Culture in
Early China .

Author: Richard Joseph Smith

Publisher: Richard Lectures (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015082701643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

View: 741

This is a study of the development of the Yijing in China from the earliest times to the present. Drawing on recent scholarship in both Western and Asian languages, the author offers a fresh perspective on almost every aspect of Yijing theory and practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Journal of Sung Yuan Studies

Journal of Sung Yuan Studies

Although the different theories identified under the rubric of correlative cosmology
exhibited a substantial degree of ... 496–521 ; and Wang Aihe , Cosmology and
Political Culture in Early China ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037781481

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

Fides Et Historia

Fides Et Historia

AIHE WANG , Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China . Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press , 2000. Pp . 241. $ 54.95 . Reviewed by Christopher
P. Atwood , Indiana University 155 In the Chinese tradition , politics and
cosmology ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078370494

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Categories: Christianity

Hua i Hs eh Chih

Hua i Hs  eh Chih

... 53 ( 2005 ) : 483 - 523 BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTES WANG AIHE ,
Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China . Cambridge Studies in Chinese
History , Literature and Institutions ( Cambridge , UK - New York : Cambridge
University ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015074915938

Category: Asia

Page:

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Contains bibliographies and book reviews.
Categories: Asia

Ethnicity and Foreigners in Ancient Greece and China

Ethnicity and Foreigners in Ancient Greece and China

Wang , A . ( 2000 ) , Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China , Cambridge .
Wang , J . C . Y . ( 1977 ) , ' Early Chinese Narrative : The Tso chuan as Example '
, in A . H . Plaks , ed . , Chinese Narrative : Critical and Theoretical Essays ...

Author: Hyunjin Kim

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080897427

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 615

Argues that Greece was an integral part of the wider Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilization and that this had a major impact on the ways in which the Greeks chose to represent foreigners in their literature.
Categories: History

Imagining Nanyue a Religious History of the Southern Marchmount Through the Tang Dynasty 618 907

Imagining Nanyue   a Religious History of the Southern Marchmount Through the Tang Dynasty  618 907

Huoshan was an important mountain site in ancient China, one that the “Zhifang"
situated in Jizhou ##!, a prefecture that is ... "Wang, Cosmology and Political
Culture in Early China. earlier cosmological systems to a single system based on
a 59.

Author: James Robson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026292206

Category:

Page: 1216

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Understanding Contemporary China

Understanding Contemporary China

Lives of the Nuns : Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to
Sixth Centuries . Honolulu ... Way , Learning , and Politics : Essays on the
Confucian Intellectual . Albany : State ... Cosmology and Political Culture in Early
China .

Author: Robert E. Gamer

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015077121526

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 830

The third edition of Understanding Contemporary China retains all the useful features of the previous editions, but has been thoroughly updated to reflect such current issues and challenges as China?s dynamic economic growth; its changing social and political culture; its growing international presence as a mediator, investor, and disburser of foreign aid; recent developments in the standoff with Taiwan; and the ever growing impact of environmental degradation.Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book was designed as a core text for ?Introduction to China? courses and can also be used effectively in a variety of discipline-oriented curriculums (especially political science and sociology). Numerous maps and photographs enhance the text.
Categories: Political Science