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Order in Early Chinese Excavated Texts: Natural, Supernatural, and Legal Approaches

by Zhongjiang Wang ; translated by Misha Tadd
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Published
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Language
English
Chinese (translated from)
Uniform Title
Yu Zhou, Zhi Xu, Xin Yang English
ISBN
9781137546968 (Cloth)
Summary
"Recently discovered ancient silk and bamboo manuscripts have transformed our understanding of classical Chinese thought. In this book, Wang Zhongjiang closely examines these texts, and by parsing the complex divergence between ancient and modern Chinese records reveals early Chinese philosophy to be much richer and more complex than we ever imagined. As numerous and varied cosmologies sprang up in this cradle of civilization, beliefs in the predictable movements of nature merged with faith in gods and their divine punishments. Slowly, powerful spirits and gods were stripped of their potency as nature's constant order awakened people to the possibility of universal laws, and from those laws was finally born an ideally conceived community, objectively managed, and rationally ordered"--
Contents
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  • Prolegomena1.The Cosmology of The Great One Births Water2. Cosmology, Nature, and the Sage in All Things Are Forms in Flux3. The Diversity of Eastern Zhou Views on Deities and The Divine Influence of Spirits and Gods4. Natural Order and Divine Will in The Three Virtues5. Huang-Lao's Universal Law: Why Govern with the Way and Law?Appendix 1: Transcription and Translation of The Great One Births WaterAppendix 2: Transcription and Translation of All Things are Forms in FluxAppendix 3: Transcription and Translation of The Divine Insight of Spirit and GodsAppendix 4: Transcription and Translation of The Three VirtuesBibliographyIndex.
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Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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