The yields of transition : literature, art, and philosophy in early medieval China / edited by Jana S. Rošker and Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik.

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Imprint:Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Description:x, 300 pages ; 22 cm
China -- Civilization -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Rošker, Jana, 1960-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The present volume is dedicated to the Wei Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties (220-589 AD), which is generally regarded as one of the most fascinating phases in Chinese history. The collection opens new theoretical and methodological pathways in sinological studies, bringing to the forefront a new idea of intercultural encounters based upon a culture of recognition. It highlights the significance of transition in the making of Chinese culture and history, revises prevailing historical approaches in the study and research of China and develops and enhances existing theories or methodologies in this specific area of research. The wide diversity of contributions to the present volume reflects the multifaceted potential for creativity and renewal of this period. The focus is upon the interaction of ideas, researches and perspectives concerning a broad scope of relevant and significant issues in contemporary sinology. In order to understand this diversity, a wide range of cultural, theoretical and historical aspects are considered. The book reveals a new image of the period, thereby undermining the absolute authority and putative objectivity of common historical sources and interpretations. It shows that this was a period rich with political, economic, cultural and theoretical achievements that would prove decisive for the future development of Chinese culture and society"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables
  • Chapter 4. New Insight on Émigré Tombs of the Eastern Jin in Jiankang
  • Chapter 5. A Reinterpretation of the Lotus in the Han Wei Jin Tombs
  • Chapter 6. A Question of Gestures: Reflections on the Earliest Buddha Images in China Nicoletta Celli
  • Literature
  • Chapter 7. Court Poetry and Daoist Revelations in the Late Six Dynasties
  • Chapter 8. The Xiaolin as a Paiyou Xiaoshuo: The Origins and the Changing of Meaning of the Term Paiyou
  • Chapter 9. On Thematic Variety of the Liu Chao (iii-vi A.D.) Lyric Poetry
  • Chapter 10. The Aesthetics of Parallelism in Chinese Poetry: The Case of Xie Lingyun
  • Politics, Human Relations and Values
  • Chapter 11. The Noble Eclecticism: Example of Tao Yuanming's Xing Ying Shen
  • List of Figures
  • Chapter 12. Sincere Treatment or Severing Friendship? The Chinese Original Value in Ji Kang's Letter to Shan Tao
  • Chapter 13. From Wang Jian to Shen Yue: Literature and "Moral Qualification" in the Political Culture of 5th and 6th Century Southern China
  • Chapter 14. Drunk, and Drug Addicted Wei Jin Literati in Modern Chinese Literature: Li Tuozhi's "Feigned Madness", Lu Xun, And the Traditional Spirit of the Intellectual Furioso
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical Shifts in Language, Epistemology and Logic
  • Chapter 1. The Theoretical Shift in the Wei Jin Period and the Birth of the Structural Semantic ($$$)
  • Chapter 2. Distribution of Personal Pronouns in Chinese Translations of Buddhist Scriptures
  • Chapter 3. A Turning Point in the Development of Mathematics
  • Art and Material Culture