Publication year: 2011
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Edited by Dagmar Schäfer
Identifying four spheres of knowledge culture in the history of technology in China, this book offers an introduction to the transmission of knowledge and detailed contextual descriptions of individual technologies in China such as porcelain, silk, and agriculture.
The focus of this study is coming of age in troubled Cultural Revolutionary times as portrayed in contemporary Chinese Bildungsroman fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua, along with a comprehensive overview of the Bildungsroman in China and the west.
Using the concept of theatricality to study Water Margin and Journey to the West, this study illustrates how writing and reading in early modern China became fused with a theatrical imagination in response to destabilizing social and political forces.
Edited by Lucille Chia and Hilde De Weerdt
The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology.
This book offers a comprehensive investigation into the history, iconography, ritual context, design, and personalisations by patrons of four Daoist temple paintings depicting a theme called Heavenly Court painting (chaoyuan tu) in China of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Fook-Kong Wong and Dalia Yasharpour
This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community’s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general.
Edited by Mary Bittner Wiseman and Liu Yuedi
How contemporary Chinese art is creating “a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,” as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China.
Edited by Mireille Delmas-Marty and Pierre-Étienne Will. Translated by Naomi Norberg.
This landmark volume deals with such essential questions as: What points of departure, or resources, can be identified in Chinese history and culture for what we call 'democracy'? What are, and have been, their potential for development in a modern China confronted with powerful Western ...
Edited by Laurence Roulleau-Berger CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Li Peilin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Sociology is involved in a process of internationalisation. The rapid development of China has provided the “China's experience” and the production of a new sociology. In this book a new dialogue between European and Chinese sociologists is opening up new horizons for Western thought.
This volume challenges the “Walled Kingdom” perspective. China reached out to the seas far more actively than historians have allowed, while the maritime world shaped China, Qing China in particular, much more than the continental world. It gave birth to and defined Chinese modernity.
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