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Introduction: Han Fei and the Han Feizi
This introduction to the volume distinguishes between Han Fei, the man, and Han Feizi, the text purporting to contain his writings. While most modern scholars, including the contributors to thisExpand
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PERSISTENT MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CHINESE “LEGALISM”
1 “The fa-chia: ‘Legalists’ or ‘Administrators’?” (1961), reprint ed in Creel’s What Is Taoism? and Other Studies in Chinese Cultural History (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1970),Expand
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The culture of sex in ancient China
This study of intellectual conceptions of sex and sexuality in China will be welcomed by students and scholars of early China and by those with an interest in the comparative development of ancientExpand
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Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi
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Response to Joanne D. Birdwhistell's Review of Rituals of the Way: The Philosophy of Xunzi
I am writing in response to Joanne D. Birdwhistell's review of my book, Rituals of the Way: The Philosophy of Xunzi (Philosophy East and West 52 [4] [October 20021). She criticizes my study onExpand
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APPEALS TO HISTORY IN EARLY CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND RHETORIC
In a celebrated article, 1 Antonio S. Cua rescued Xunzi’s ( ) frequent appeals to history from disparagement at the hands of critics who see them either as crude manifestations of argumentum adExpand
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The Cultural and Religious Background of Sexual Vampirism in Ancient China
Abstract This paper considers sexual macrobiotic techniques of ancient China in their cultural and religious milieu, focusing on the text known as Secret Instructions of the Jade Bedchamber, whichExpand
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Han Fei's Doctrine of Self-interest
Chapter 49 of the Han Feizi, entitled 'Wudu' ('The Five Vermin'), includes one of the earliest discussions in Chinese history of the concepts of gong and si: Han Fei (d. 233 B.C.) takes si to meanExpand
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Some Shang Antecedents of Later Chinese Ideology and Culture
Although the Shang dynasty sometimes seems archaic and alien from the point of view of later periods, there are important elements of Shang culture that persevered in recognizable forms, even afterExpand
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The Hermeneutics of Emmentaler
poorly understood in all of Chinese history. Scholars are eager to know more about how they can use this source. Second, there are few internal clues in the text that researchers can exploit toExpand
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