Download Construction of Space in Early China, The (SUNY series in by Mark Edward Lewis PDF

By Mark Edward Lewis

Shows how the rising chinese language empire purposely reconceived yet used to be additionally limited by way of easy spatial devices reminiscent of the physique, the loved ones, the sector, and the world.

This e-book examines the formation of the chinese language empire via its reorganization and reinterpretation of its simple spatial devices: the human physique, the loved ones, the town, the area, and the area. The significant subject matter of the booklet is the best way these kinds of different types of ordered area have been reshaped by means of the undertaking of unification and the way, whilst, that unification used to be restricted and restricted via the required survival of the devices on which it was once dependent. therefore, as Mark Edward Lewis indicates, each one point of spatial association may well in attaining order and that means merely inside of an encompassing, enhanced complete: the physique in the family, the family in the lineage and kingdom, the town in the sector, and the area in the international empire, whereas every one point nonetheless contained inside of itself the smaller devices from which it used to be shaped. The solidarity that was once the empire’s maximum objective refrained from cave in again into the unique chaos of nondistinction basically via keeping inside of itself the very divisions at the foundation of relations or sector that it claimed to transcend.

Mark Edward Lewis is Kwoh-ting Li Professor of chinese language tradition at Stanford collage and the writer of Writing and Authority in Early China, additionally released via SUNY Press.



devices of Spatial Order
The Empire and the Reconstruction of Space

1. The Human Body

Discovery of the physique within the Fourth Century b.c.
The Composite Body
Interfaces of the Body

2. The Household

families as Political Units
families as Residential Units
families as devices of bigger Networks
The family Divided
family and Tomb

three. towns and Capitals

the realm of the City-States
towns of the Warring States and Early Empires
Invention of the Imperial Capital

four. areas and Customs

The Warring States Philosophical Critique of Custom
customized and Region
areas and the nice Families
neighborhood and native Cults
Rhapsodies on Regions

five. global and Cosmos

Grids and Magic Squares
the brilliant corridor and Ruler-Centered Models
Mirrors, Diviner’s forums, and different Cosmic Charts
Mountains and international Models


Works Cited

Show description

Read or Download Construction of Space in Early China, The (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) PDF

Similar religious & spiritual eastern philosophy books

Masters of Meditation and Miracles: Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet (Buddhayana Series)

Masters of Meditation and Miracles provides colourful biographies of thirty-five discovered lecturers whose lives have been choked with peace, enlightenment, and outstanding miracles. They flourished in Tibet, the Roof of the area, in its golden days. those lecturers belong to the Longchen Nyingthig lineage of the Nyingma college of Tibetan Buddhism, a cycle of mystical teachings published by means of the nice pupil and adept Jigme Lingpa.

Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook (Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture)

With jap Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now entry in one quantity the richness and variety of jap philosophy because it has built all through heritage. best students within the box have translated choices from the writings of greater than 100 philosophical thinkers from all eras and colleges of notion, a lot of them on hand in English for the 1st time.

Deciphering Sun Tzu: How to Read The Art of War

Because the People's Republic's probably inexorable upward thrust to monetary and armed forces energy keeps, by no means has the necessity for a greater snatch of chinese language strategic proposal by means of the West been extra acute. In decoding sunlight Tzu, Derek Yuen seeks to reclaim for the reader the hidden contours and misplaced chinese language and Taoist contexts of solar Tzu's well known treatise The artwork of warfare, a literary vintage and arguably essentially the most influential books ever written.

Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Households of advantage reads a variety of thinkers and scientists, from old Greek and chinese language philosophers to modern feminist ethicists and attachment theorists, to articulate the severe function of the parent-child dating within the ethical improvement of babies and youngsters. Arguing that philosophy can help our greatest empirical findings to form potent coverage, this ebook seeks to bolster households, aid bring up happier youngsters, and effectively tackle present ethical difficulties.

Extra info for Construction of Space in Early China, The (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 21 votes