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A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms

RRP $231.99

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.
Those who have endeavored to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a fallacious interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is basically translation, or analogous to translation. In consequence, a large number of terms existing are employed approximately to connote imported ideas, as the various Chinese translators understood those ideas. Various translators invented different terms; and, even when the same term was finally adopted, its connotation varied, sometimes widely, from the Chinese term of phrase as normally used by the Chinese.
For instance, "klesa" undoubtedly has a meaning in Sanskrit similar to that of, i.e. affliction, distress, trouble. In Buddhism affliction (or, as it may be understood from Chinese, the afflicters, distressers, troublers) means passions and illusions; and consequently "fan-nao" in Buddhist phraseology has acquired this technical connotation of the passions and illusions. Many terms of a similar character are noted in the body of this work. Consequent partly on this use of ordinary terms, even a well-educated Chinese without a knowledge of the technical equivalents finds himself unable to understand their implications.


Chinese Americans

RRP $259.99

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.


Highlights the distinctive roles that Chinese Americans have added to the fabric of American life

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


Formation Of Chinese Humanist Ethics: Pt. 1

RRP $37.99

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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