This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism.
This in-depth historical analysis highlights the enormous contributions of Chinese Americans to the professions, politics, and popular culture of America, from the 19th century through the present day.
Illustrates the experience of Chinese Americans with discrimination, resistance, and assimilation
Considers the emigres of the Sinophone diaspora with entries on Cambodian-Chinese and Vietnamese-Chinese Americans
Offers a selection of fascinating primary documents that enrich the reader's experience
Reveals the problems that Chinese American women faced with the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Act
This book makes Chinese ethics theoretically more understandable through an interdisciplinary approach, from the perspectives of hermeneutics and semiotics. The author structurally analyzes the Analects of Confucius are structurally analyzed so as to reveal the epistemological preconditions and pragmatic rationality implied in the maxims of this important classic. The composition, constitution, and structure of the Han Academic system are studied; other pre-Qin Chinese ideologies, like Taoist nihilism and Mencian-Confucian ethics are also discussed. Volume 1 and 2 The Structure of the Chinese Ethical Archetype 1. The Background and Foundation of Confucian Ethical Rationality 2. The Pragmatic Aesthetics of Ethical Choice 3. The Political Turn of Mencian-Confucian Ethics against Taoist Nihilism and Legalist Philosophy of Power
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