Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China (S U N Y Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) Hardcover – July, 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$138.04 $147.95

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Series: S U N Y Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Hardcover: 381 pages
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438431872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438431871
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,311,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Exploring a time of profound change, this book details the intellectual ferment after the fall of the Han dynasty. Questions about "heaven" and the affairs of the world that had seemed resolved by Han Confucianism resurfaced and demanded reconsideration. New currents in philosophy, religion, and intellectual life emerged to leave an indelible mark on the subsequent development of Chinese thought and culture. This period saw the rise of xuanxue ("dark learning" or "learning of the mysterious Dao"), the establishment of religious Daoism, and the rise of Buddhism. In examining the key ideas of xuanxue and focusing on its main proponents, the contributors to this volume call into question the often-presumed monolithic identity of this broad philosophical front. The volume also highlights the richness and complexity of religion in China during this period, examining the relationship between the Way of the Celestial Master and local, popular religious beliefs and practices, and discussing the relationship between religious Daoism and Buddhism.

About the Author

Alan K. L. Chan is Professor of Philosophy at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His books include Two Visions of the Way: A Study of the Wang Pi and the Ho-shang Kung Commentaries on the Lao-tzu, also published by SUNY Press; Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and History; and Mencius: Contexts and Interpretations. Yuet-Keung Lo is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. Together they have coedited Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China, also published by SUNY Press

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers