By Alan K. L. Chan,Yuet-Keung Lo

ISBN-10: 1438432178

ISBN-13: 9781438432175

ISBN-10: 1438432186

ISBN-13: 9781438432182

Explores the hot literary and interpretive milieu that emerged within the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.

Covering a time of significant highbrow ferment and nice impression on what was once to return, this e-book explores the literary and hermeneutic global of early medieval China. as well as profound political adjustments, the autumn of the Han dynasty allowed new currents in aesthetics, literature, interpretation, ethics, and faith to emerge in the course of the Wei-Jin Nanbeichao interval. The individuals to this quantity current advancements in literature and interpretation in this period from numerous methodological views, often highlighting concerns hitherto unremarked in Western or perhaps chinese language and jap scholarship. those contain the increase of recent literary and inventive values because the Han declined, altering styles of patronage that helped reshape literary tastes and genres, and new advancements in literary feedback. The non secular adjustments of the interval are published within the literary self-presentation of religious seekers, the impression of Daoism on motifs in poetry, and Buddhist affects on either poetry and historiography. conventional chinese language literary figures, equivalent to the fox and the ghost, obtain clean research approximately their specific illustration in this period.

“...Chan and Lo have deeply enriched our realizing of early medieval China (220–589 CE).” — Journal of chinese language Religions

Alan ok. L. Chan is Professor of Philosophy on the Nanyang Technological college, Singapore. His books comprise Two Visions of how: A examine of the Wang Pi and the Ho-shang Kung Commentaries on the Lao-tzu, additionally released via SUNY Press; Filial Piety in chinese language inspiration and History; and Mencius: Contexts and Interpretations.

Yuet-Keung Lo is affiliate Professor of chinese language experiences on the nationwide collage of Singapore. jointly they've got coedited Philosophy and faith in Early Medieval China, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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