The aim of this series is to gradually build a picture of the mental structure in China, and East Asia. All volumes analyse the instances of affective experiences over a wide variety of Chinese or other East Asian texts from the same underlying database. The truly multi-disciplinary research method guarantees new and unexpected insights into the representation of the ‘mental-structure’ in Chinese and other East Asian societies, from the angles of cultural anthropology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, literary criticism, history, and sociology. Aim of the series are, besides deepening our knowledge on the various shades of meaning in the imagery of the times, is to reduce the subjectivity and cultural bias of researchers' analyses. The accompanying glossaries are invaluable reference material for any student of Chinese. This is an encyclopedic series.
Emotions and States of Mind in East Asia
Edited by Paolo Santangelo, Sapienza University of Rome and Cheuk Yin Lee, National University of Singapore
Paolo Santangelo, Sapienza University, Roma in cooperation with Yan Beiwen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Although the preface says that the tales in this collection of supernatural stories should not be taken seriously and just aim to dispel boredom, Zibuyu is a work with different reading levels, which allows to uncover several deep trends, taboos and fantasies of late imperial intellectual ...
Ōki Yasushi and Paolo Santangelo
How was the concept of 'personality' perceived in (late-imperial) China? Re-constructing the main features describing the individual, and firmly based on a variety of sources, this volume is a reflection on personality and its attributes in China.
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