In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.

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Genre : History
Author : Lu Zhao
Publisher : Suny Chinese Philosophy and Cu
Release : 2020-01-02
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 143847492X


In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China. Through an examination of the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, Zhao Lu describes the transformation of literati culture that occurred during the Han Dynasty. Driven by anxiety over losing the mandate of Heaven, the imperial court encouraged classicism in order to establish the Great Peace and follow Heaven’s will. But instead of treating the literati as puppets of competing and imagined lineages, Zhao uses sociological methods to reconstruct their daily lives and to show how they created their own thought by adopting, modifying, and opposing the work of their contemporaries and predecessors. The literati who served as bureaucrats in the first century BCE gradually became classicists who depended on social networking as they traveled to study the classics. By the second century CE, classicism had dissolved in this traveling culture and the literati began to expand the corpus of knowledge beyond the accepted canon. Thus, far from being static, classicism in Han China was full of innovation, and ultimately gave birth to both literary writing and religious Daoism. “Zhao’s study presents a model of intellectual history. Smartly written, it excels in connecting the analysis of specific texts and concepts with broader trends in the social-political realm. His work helps demythologize Chinese thought and makes it legible to scholars around the world.” — Miranda Brown, University of Michigan

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Genre : History
Author : Zhao Lu
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2019-06-01
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 9781438474915


In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

In Pursuit Of The Great Peace

Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China. Through an examination of the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, Zhao Lu describes the transformation of literati culture that occurred during the Han Dynasty. Driven by anxiety over losing the mandate of Heaven, the imperial court encouraged classicism in order to establish the Great Peace and follow Heaven’s will. But instead of treating the literati as puppets of competing and imagined lineages, Zhao uses sociological methods to reconstruct their daily lives and to show how they created their own thought by adopting, modifying, and opposing the work of their contemporaries and predecessors. The literati who served as bureaucrats in the first century BCE gradually became classicists who depended on social networking as they traveled to study the classics. By the second century CE, classicism had dissolved in this traveling culture and the literati began to expand the corpus of knowledge beyond the accepted canon. Thus, far from being static, classicism in Han China was full of innovation, and ultimately gave birth to both literary writing and religious Daoism. Zhao Lu is Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, NYU Shanghai and Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU. He is the coauthor (with C. A. Cook) of Stalk Divination: A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching.

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Genre : History
Author : Zhao Lu
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2019-05-31
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 9781438474939


Proceedings Of The Great Peace Commission Of 1867 1868

Proceedings Of The Great Peace Commission Of 1867 1868

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Genre : Indians of North America
Author : United States. Indian Peace Commission
Publisher :
Release : 1975
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043648729


Searching For Self In Pursuit Of Inner Peace

Searching For Self In Pursuit Of Inner Peace

About the Book: This book explores our ideas of self, repeatedly revealing "who we are not" to gently bring us into peace without attempting to alter our external conditions. It is well known that when we dissociate ourselves from all our worldly identities, we will naturally come to peace. This book lays out a clear roadmap to achieve enduring peace through detachment. But detachment does not mean renouncement of all types of pleasures and living a life of inactivity and boredom. In truth, detachment can relieve us of all the burdens and baggage we carry, leaving us free to enjoy all the genuine pleasures available on earth to the fullest. The only condition is that we must not cling to the pleasures but be ready to let them go freely. Hence our life here can be one of unending joy and achievement. About the Author: Born in 1960 in the rich culture of South India and educated in English, he was exposed to two opposing world views enabling him to achieve synergy and realize true harmony. He belongs to the linguistic community "Saurashtra" who were silk weavers patronised by kings of yore. His ancestors are said to have migrated from the western part of India to Tamil Nadu in the south several centuries ago. Born to a father who served in the lower ranks of the Indian Central Government and a mother who was less educated, he was brought up by his grandmother, a very traditional woman, in the extended family. With his two younger brothers he was afforded English education from the beginning that enabled him to become fluent in the language right from his childhood. Graduating in Agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore in 1982, he secured the prestigious position of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India, the premier bank in India. After a dedicated service of over two decades, he ventured out on his own to learn about real life outside the cocoon of privileged living that his parents and his job had offered him till then. Growing up in the country as India underwent its pangs of Westernisation, he was able to synthesise the self-oriented Western perspective with the community oriented native one to arrive at a wholesome concept of self after considerable efforts and experimentation. This book is the culmination of decades of efforts in discovering his real place in the world. Married to Vijayashree with a daughter Meenalochani, who has gifted him with a lovely granddaughter, he lives in the Southern Indian cities of Bangalore and Coimbatore with his family and his aged aunt.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : K R V HARI
Publisher : Pencil
Release : 2020-12-25
Total Pages : 441 Pages
ISBN : 9789390543540


Towards The Great Peace

Towards The Great Peace

"Towards the Great Peace" by Ralph Adams Cram. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ralph Adams Cram
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-12-04
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : EAN:4057664587299


From Culturalist Nationalism To Conservatism

From Culturalist Nationalism To Conservatism

What does it mean to be a conservative in Republican China? Challenging the widely held view that Chinese conservatism set out to preserve traditional culture and was mainly a cultural movement, this book proposes a new framework with which to analyze modern Chinese conservatism. It identifies late Qing culturalist nationalism, which incorporates traditional culture into concrete political reforms inspired by modern Western politics, as the origin of conservatism in the Republican era. During the May Fourth period, New Culture activists belittled any attempts to reintegrate traditional culture with modern politics as conservative. What conservatives in Republican China stood for was essentially this late Qing culturalist nationalism that rejected squarely the museumification of traditional culture. Adopting a typological approach in order to distinguish different types of conservatism by differentiating various political implications of traditional culture, this book divides the Chinese conservatism of the Republican era into four typologies: liberal conservatism, antimodern conservatism, philosophical conservatism, and authoritarian conservatism. As such, this book captures – for the first time – how Chinese conservatism was in constant evolution, while also showing how its emblematic figures reacted differently to historical circumstances.

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Genre : History
Author : Aymeric Xu
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2021-04-19
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9783110740189


The Other Yijing

The Other Yijing

This book explains the different ways that the Yijing (Book of Changes) was used in Chinese society. It demonstrates that the Yijing was a living text used by the educated elite and the populace to address their fear and anxiety.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Tze-ki Hon
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2021-11-29
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9789004500037


In Pursuit Of Peace

In Pursuit Of Peace

The #1 bestselling author explores the myriad ways readers can experience a life overflowing with tranquility.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Joyce Meyer
Publisher : FaithWords
Release : 2004-09-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780759512481


In Pursuit Of The Great White Rabbit

In Pursuit Of The Great White Rabbit

The Mystical White Rabbit, whom we usually call God, must be chased like hounds in eager pursuit. Parables, practical advice, and spiritual insights for finding God in the commonplace corners of life.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Edward Hays
Publisher : Forest of Peace Publishing
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 132 Pages
ISBN : 0939516136