Liu Tsung-yüan and intellectual change in T'ang China, 773-819

Jo-shui Chen

This book is a comprehensive study of Liu Tsang-yuan (773-819), a major literary and intellectual figure in Chinese history. The major aspects of Liu's life and work are explored: the social and cultural background of his family, his relationship with the ku-wen prose reforms and new canonical scholarship in the mid-T'ang, his social and political criticism, his views on Confucian doctrine, and his sentiments and reflections regarding the private realm of human life. Its scope goes beyond the 'life and thought' of this principal intellectual figure in its special emphasis on the connections between Liu's thought and mid-T'ang intellectual change, modifying the conventional view that the mid-T'ang Confucian revival led by Han Yu (768-824) and Liu Tsung-yuan was a precursor of Sung Neo-Confucianism. Chen suggests that the mid-T'ang Confucian movement was essentially a revival of an old form of Confucianism and that Liu's was a powerful voice expressing this sentiment. This in-depth study also encompasses a general interpretation of the nature of the T'ang-Sung intellectual transition. Anyone familiar with the intriguing yet elusive Liu Tsang-yuan will find this book fascinating.

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Maps
  • Chronology
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Literati and thought in the early and middle T'ang
  • 2. Liu Tsung-yuan and the circumstances of Ch'ang-an
  • 3. 805: the abortive reform
  • 4. Declaration of principles: Tao and antiquity
  • 5. Heaven, the supernatural, and Tao
  • 6. Literary theory, canonical studies and beyond
  • 7. Sources of Liu's Confucian thought
  • 8, The private sphere
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Liu Tsung-yüan and intellectual change in T'ang China, 773-819
著作者等 Chʿen, Jo-shui
Hannan Patrick
Twitchett Denis
Chen Jo-Shui
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in Chinese history, literature and institutions
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2006, c1992
ページ数 xii, 221 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780521030106
NCID BA85933501
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス