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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Companion to Chinese History

Michael Szonyi


Publication Date: 
January 2017


A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day.

Table of Contents:

Notes on Contributors

1. Introduction
Michael Szonyi

Section I: States of the Field

2. How Do We Know What We Know About Chinese History?
Endymion Wilkinson

3. Chinese History in China: The State of the Field (1980s-2010s)
May-bo Ching

4. Chinese History in Japan: The State of the Field
Shiba Yoshinobu

5. Chinese History in Europe: The State of the Field
Harriet Zurndorfer

6. Chinese History in the Era of the China Dream
Geremie R Barmé and Michael Szonyi

7. Chinese History in World History
Gregory Blue

Section II Chronology

8. Early China in Eurasian History
Michael Puett

9. Was Medieval China Medieval? (Post-Han to Mid-Tang)
Charles Holcombe

10. A Tang-Song Turning Point
Nicolas Tacket

11. Periods of Non-Chinese (or Non-Han) Rule
Michal Biran

12. Song to Qing: Late Imperial or Early Modern?
R. Kent Guy

13. Nineteenth-Century China: The Evolution of American Historical Approaches
Paul A. Cohen

14. Republican History
Janet Y. Chen

15. Rethinking the History of Maoist China
S.A. Smith

16. The Reform Era as History
Timothy Cheek

Section III Themes and Approaches

17. Women, Gender, the Family and Sexuality
Weijing Lu

18. History of Premodern Chinese Literature
Graham Sanders

19. Modern Chinese Literature
David Der-wei Wang

20. The Environmental History of China: Past, Present, and Future
Peter C. Perdue

21. Science, Technology, and Medicine
Carla Nappi

22. Legal History
William P. Alford and Eric T. Schluessel

23. Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Identity in the Study of Modern China
Thomas S. Mullaney

24. The Religious Core of Local Social Organization
Barend ter Haar

25. Beyond the Great Divergence: Current Scholarship on the Economic History of Premodern China
Richard von Glahn

26. Taiwan: Margin, Center, Node
Shelley Rigger

27. Chinese Migrations
Henry S.N. Yu

28. China in the World: Beyond the Tribute System
John E. Wills, Jr.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017


佐々木聡 (Satoshi Sasaki)


Publication Date: 



Table of Contents:

第一章 『白沢図』とはなにか──その伝説と成立





第二章 『白沢図』輯校












第三章 神獣白沢の姿──辟邪絵としての白沢の図




補章 「白沢」研究の軌跡



附録 『礼緯含文嘉』精魅篇

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Society for the Study of Early China Fifth Annual Conference

Thursday, 16 March 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sheraton Centre Toronto, Leaside Room


Session 1 
Moderator: Charles Sanft (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

9:00 – 9:30  Huang Kuan-yun (National Tsing Hua University), “A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi, Singing Songs of the South”

9:30 – 10:00 Paul Fischer (Western Kentucky University), “An ‘Empty’ Reading of the Laozi’s Opening Chapters”

10:00 – 10:30 Andrew Meyer (Brooklyn College), “Chronicle, Masters Text, or Other? The Yanzi chunqiu and the Question of Genre”

10:30 – 10:45  Break

Session 2 
Moderator: Moonsil Kim (Rhode Island College)

10:45 – 11:15  Andrej Fech (Southern University of Science and Technology of China), “The Zhou xun on Abdication”

11:15 – 11:45  Paul Nicholas Vogt (Indiana University), “Bound by Bronze: Western Zhou Inscriptions between Center and Periphery”

11:45 – 12:15  Yegor Grebnev (University of Oxford), “The Many Origins and Multiple Descendants of the Warring States Authoritative Writings (shu)”

12:45 – 1:30 Lunchtime Roundtable: Karen Turner (Holy Cross College), with Li Ren (Qinghua University), Sarah Queen (Connecticut College), Charles Sanft, and Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University)

Session 3 
Moderator: Anne Kinney (University of Virginia)

1:45 – 2:15  Filippo Marsili, Assistant Professor (Saint Louis University), “The Bifurcation of Ritual: Li and Si between the Western and Eastern Han”

2:15 – 2:45  Yang Lei (University of Pennsylvania), “How vs. What: A Case Study of Empress Dowager Lü in Shi ji and Han shu

2:45 – 3:15  Thies Staack (Universität Heidelberg), “Different Form, Different Function, or Both? On the Distinction between die and du in Early Imperial China”

3:15 – 3:30  Break

Session 4 
Moderator: Sarah Allan (Dartmouth College)

3:30 – 4:00 Lai Guolong (University of Florida), “Literacy Education and the Changing Nature of the Writing System in Early China”

4:00 – 4:30  Michael Lüdke (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), “What’s in a Scroll? – An Attempt to Make Sense of the Diagram of Slip Find Locations Published for the Zouyanshu from Zhangjiashan”

4:30 – 5:00  Hajnalka Elias (Cambridge University), “A Reassessment of Burial Practice as Reflected in Eastern Han Stone Sarcophagi from Sichuan”

5:00 – 5:30  SSEC Business meeting

See link below for the abstracts:

Gombrich among the Egyptians and Other Essays in the History of Art

(Thank Prof. Bagley for sharing this information)

Robert Bagley

Publication Date: 
October 2015

Seattle: Marquand Books


In this collection of essays, five previously published and three new in this volume, a western historian of Chinese art examines the received ideas of art history from the vantage point of another culture. On the premise that what we feel a need to explain and how we explain it alike depend on what we assume to be normal, the essays all adopt a comparative approach. Whatever body of material is taken as case study-Gothic churches, Egyptian reliefs, Chinese bronzes, Insular gospel manuscripts-the problems addressed are of broad general relevance to the discipline. They include the nature of art history's styles and periods, iconography as explanation, the rationale for art historical description, technical studies and the artistic imagination, and histories of representation. Clear and accessible, this book will interest anyone concerned with the conduct of art historical scholarship and the origins and consequences of its practices.

Table of Contents:



Styles, Periods, and the Life Cycle of the Goblin

The First Paper Assignment

Meaning and Explanation

Interpreting Prehistoric Designs

Shang Ritual Bronzes: Casting Technique and Vessel Design

What the Bronzes from Hunyuan Tell Us about the Foundry at Houma

Ornament, Representation, and Imaginary Animals in Bronze Age China

Gombrich amond the Egyptians: The History of Art as a Contest between Seeing and Knowing

Figure Credits

Monday, January 16, 2017

Self-realization through Confucian Learning: A Contemporary Reconstruction of Xunzi’s Ethics

Siufu Tang 鄧小虎


SUNY Press

Publication date:
September 2016


Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization. Self-Realization through Confucian Learning reconstructs Confucian thinker Xunzi’s moral philosophy in response to the modern focus on self-realization. Xunzi (born around 310 BCE) claims that human xing (“nature” or “native conditions”) is without an ethical framework and has a tendency to dominate, leading to bad judgments and bad behavior. Confucian ritual propriety (li) is needed to transform these human native conditions. Through li, people become self-directing: in control of feelings and desires and in command of their own lives. Siufu Tang explicates Xunzi’s understanding of the hierarchical structure of human agency to articulate why and how li is essential to self-realization. Ritual propriety also structures relationships to make a harmonious communal life possible. Tang’s focus on self-realization highlights how Confucianism can address the individual as well as the communal and serve as a philosophy for contemporary times.

Table of Contents


1. Xing and Native Conditions

Xunzi’s definitions of xing 
“People’s xing is bad”
Natural desires and moral neutrality
Goodness and human agency

2. Wei and Human Agency

Definitions of wei 
From xing to wei 
Human agency: Actions and happenings
Xunzi’s worldview

3. Xing, Wei, and the Origin of Ritual Propriety

Creation of ritual propriety from wei 
People’s xing at the two stages of wei 
Ritual propriety and the satisfaction of desires
The heart-mind’s approval and second-order evaluation
Desires and their form of expression

4. Ritual Propriety and the Good Life

The self and the good
The petty man and the noble man
Understanding the Way
Community and the self
Ritual propriety as self-interpretation


Wednesday, January 11, 2017


池田知久 (Ikeda Tomohisa)、水口拓寿 (Minakuchi Takuju)


Publication Date:
December, 2016



Table of Contents:



数術革命を語る――亀卜・筮占から式法・選択へ(李零 著,久保田知敏 翻譯)








Monday, January 9, 2017

The Philosophy of the Mòzi: The First Consequentialists

Chris Fraser

Columbia University Press

Publication Date:
September 13, 2016


Mohism was an ancient Chinese philosophical movement founded in the fifth century BCE by the charismatic artisan Mòzi, or "Master Mo." Its practitioners advanced a consequentialist ethics, along with fascinating political, logical, and epistemological theories, that set the terms of philosophical argumentation and reflection in China for generations to come. Mohism faded away in the imperial era, leaving the impression that it was not as vital as other Chinese philosophical traditions, yet a complete understanding of Confucianism or Daoism is impossible without appreciating the seminal contribution of Mohist thought.

The Philosophy of the Mòzi is an extensive study of Mohism, situating the movement's rise and decline within Chinese history. The book also emphasizes Mohism's relevance to modern systems of thought. Mohism anticipated Western utilitarianism by more than two thousand years. Its political theory is the earliest to outline a just war doctrine and locate the origins of government in a state of nature. Its epistemology, logic, and psychology provide compelling alternatives to contemporary Western mentalism. More than a straightforward account of Mohist principles and practice, this volume immerses readers in the Mohist mindset and clarifies its underpinning of Chinese philosophical discourse.

Table of Contents:

Order, Objectivity, and Efficacy

Epistemology and Logic: Drawing Distinctions Political Theory: Order Through Shared Norms

Heaven: The Highest Ethical Model

Ethics: The Benefit of All

Inclusive Care: For Others as for Oneself

Motivation: Changing People within a Generation

War and Economics