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    Understanding the Analects of Confucius: A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations. By Peimin Ni (review)
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 47 (1-2): 123-126. 2020.
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy, EarlyView.
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    This volume includes nineteen articles by scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe on Chinese thinkers from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries. Included here are intellectual biographies of literati such as Zhou Dunyi, the Cheng brothers, Zhu Xi, Zhang Shi, Hu Hong, Wang Yangming, and Dai Zhen. Essays are arranged chronologically, and most begin with a biographical sketch of their subject. They provide variety rather than uniformity of approach, but all in all these essays are remarka…Read more
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    The Ji Self in Early Chinese Texts
    In Jason Dockstader Hans-Georg Moller & Gunter Wohlfahrt (eds.), Selfhood East and West: De-Constructions of Identity, Traugott Bautz. pp. 17-45. 2012.
    The ji 己self is a site, storehouse, or depot of individuated allotment associated with the possession of things and qualities: wholesome and unwholesome desires (yu 欲) and aversions, emotions such as anxiety, and positive values such as humaneness and reverence. Each person's allotment is unique, and its "contents" are collected, measured, reflected on, and then distributed to others. The Analects, Mencius, Xunzi, Daodejing, and Zhuangzi each have their own vision for negotiating the space bet…Read more
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    Chinese religion: an anthology of sources (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 1995.
    For centuries, westerners have referred to China's numerous traditions of spiritual expression as "religious"--a word born of western thought that cannot completely characterize the passionate writing that fills the pages of this pathbreaking anthology. The first of its kind in well over thirty years, this text offers the student of Chinese ritual and cosmology the broadest range of primary sources from antiquity to the modern era. Readings are arranged chronologically and cover such concepts as…Read more
  • Ritual and sacrifice in early Confucianism: Contacts with the spirit world
    In Weiming Tu & Mary Evelyn Tucker (eds.), Confucian Spirituality, Crossroad Pub. Company. pp. 1--197. 2003.
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    Concepts of the Body in the Zhuangzi
    In Victor Mair (ed.), Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi, 2d ed., Three Pines Press. pp. 212-228. 2010.
    The Zhuangzi is one of the richest early Chinese sources for exploring conceptualizations of the visceral human form. Zhuangzi presents the human frame as a corpus of flesh, organs, limbs, and bone; he dissects it before the reader's eyes, turning it inside out and joyfully displaying its fragmented joints, sundered limbs, and beautifully monstrous mutations. This body is a site of immolation and fragmentation that ultimately evokes a larger wholeness and completeness. Drawing and quartering…Read more