Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison

Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu

Author: Anthony C. Yu

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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This book pays critical homage to the eminent comparatist of Chinese and Western literature and religion, Anthony C. Yu of The University of Chicago. Broadly comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in scope, the volume consists of an introductory essay on Yu's scholarly career, and thirteen additional essays on topics such as literary texts and traditions of varying provenance and periods, ranging from ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century England and America, to China from the classical to modern periods. The disciplines and areas of research that the essays draw into constructive engagement with one another include comparative literature, religion and literature, history of religions, (or comparative religion), religion and social thought, and the study of myth. Eric Ziolkowski is Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at Lafayette College.

Religion and Literature: History and Method

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004423907

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Religion and Literature: History and Method considers the history, methods, institutionalization, globalization, and future of the study of religion and literature, focusing on its emergence from the “field” of theology and literature, and its relations to myth criticism and biblical reception.

Macao – Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations

Author: Katrine K. Wong,C.X. George Wei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135121338

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. As an entity with independent political power and a unique social setting and cultural development, the identity of Macao’s people is not only indicative of the legacy and influence of the region’s socio-historical factors and forces, but it has also been altered, transformed and maintained because of the input, action, interaction and stimulation of creative arts and literatures. Held together by racial accommodation and tolerance and active cultural interactions, Macao’s phenomenon can be characterized as hybridization. This book is a presentation of the ongoing hybridization of Macao and is in itself a hybrid, covering a wide range of issues. Putting forward substantial new research findings, the book explores the nature of cultural interaction in Macao, and how the city has been constructed and perceived through literature and other art forms. It is a companion volume to Macao – The Formation of a Global City .

Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy

Author: Xiaogan Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9048129273

Category: Philosophy

Page: 569

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This is the first comprehensive companion to the study of Daoism as a philosophical tradition. It provides a general overview of Daoist philosophy in various thinkers and texts from 6th century BCE to 5th century CE and reflects the latest academic developments in the field. It discusses theoretical and philosophical issues based on rigorous textual and historical investigations and examinations, reflecting both the ancient scholarship and modern approaches and methodologies. The themes include debates on the origin of the Daoism, the authorship and dating of the Laozi, the authorship and classification of chapters in the Zhuangzi, the themes and philosophical arguments in the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their transformations and developments in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin periods, by Huang-Lao school, Heguanzi, Wenzi, Huainanzi, Wang Bi, Guo Xiang, and Worthies in bamboo grove, among others. Each chapter is written by expert(s) and specialist(s) on the topic discussed.

A Companion to Marguerite Porete and the Mirror of Simple Souls

Author: Robert Stauffer,Wendy R. Terry

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900433856X

Category: History

Page: 396

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There existed no English-language scholarly introduction to Marguerite Porete or The Mirror of Simple Souls until now. Current interest in both and the implications her book has on medieval scholarship make a collection such as this companion ideal.

Allegories of Love in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls

Author: Suzanne Kocher

Publisher: Brepols Pub


Category: History

Page: 216

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Elizabeth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d'Oignies were three of the famous late twelfth-/early thirteenth-century 'holy women' from the region of Brabant and Liege: their life stories (written in Latin by Philip of Clairvaux, Thomas of Cantimpre, and Jacques of Vitry) were read throughout later medieval Europe, and Margery Kempe modelled her Book, and her life, upon Marie's. The Latin lives of these beguine saints were not well known in England, but they were translated into English in the fifteenth century, and survive together in a single manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 114. Three Women of Liege is the first critical edition of these Lives, which represent some of the only evidence of English interest in continental female mysticism. This edition includes an introduction that discusses the role of the manuscript in England and three essays that analyze the roles of these beguines in their Low Countries home of Liege along with the English reception of their lives. The edition itself is also extensively annotated and glossed, making it accessible to any scholar of English medieval literature.

Monumenta Serica

Journal of Oriental Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chinese studies (Sinology)

Page: N.A

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Contains bibliographies and book reviews.