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  • Keywords in Chinese Culture
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  • 作者: Wai-yee Li, Yuri Pines編著
  • 出版社:中文大學出版社
  • 出版年:2020
  • ISBN:9789882371194
  • EISBN:9789882371194 EPUB
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What elevates a mere word to the status of keyword? What does it mean to translate a keyword and map its meaning against other languages?
 
  Like every major culture, Chinese has its set of “keywords”: pivotal terms of political, ethical, literary and philosophical discourse. Tracing the origins, development, polysemy, and usages of keywords is one of the best ways to chart cultural and historical changes. This volume analyzes some of these keywords from different disciplinary and temporal perspectives, offering a new integrative study of their semantic richness, development trajectory, and distinct usages in Chinese culture.
 
  The authors of the volume explore different keywords and focus on different periods and genres, ranging from philosophical and historical texts of the Warring States period (453–221 BCE) to late imperial (ca. 16th–18th centuries CE) literature and philosophy. They are guided by a similar set of questions: What elevates a mere word to the status of “keyword”? What sort of resonance and reverberations do we expect a keyword to have? How much does the semantic range of a keyword explain its significance? What kinds of arguments does it generate? What are the stories told to illustrate its meanings? What are the political and intellectual implications of the keyword’s reevaluation? What does it mean to translate a keyword and map its meaning against other languages?

 
  Throughout Chinese history, new ideas and new approaches often mean reinterpreting important words; rupture, continuities, and inflection points are inseparable from the linguistic history of specific terms. The premise of this book is that taking the long view and encompassing different disciplines yield new insights and unexpected connections

作者簡介

Wai-yee Li

  Wai-yee Li is the 1879 Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University. Her books include The Readability of the Past in Early Chinese Historiography (2007), Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature (2014) and Plum Shadows and Plank Bridge: Two Memoirs about Courtesans (2020).


Yuri Pines

  Yuri Pines is Michael W. Lipson Professor of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His monographs include Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era (2009); The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy (2012); and The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China (2017).
  • Acknowledgements(第vii頁)
  • Introduction Wai-yee Li(第ix頁)
  • The Making of Keywords(第1頁)
    • 1. How to Name or Not to Name: That Is the Question in Early Chinese Philosophy Carine Defoort(第3頁)
    • 2. Chinese he 和 in Many Keys, Harmonized in Europe Joachim Gentz(第37頁)
    • 3. From “Scribe” to “History”: The Keyword shi 史 Stephen Durrant(第85頁)
  • Socio-political Keywords(第121頁)
    • 4. What’s in a Slogan? The Political Rationale and the Economic Debates behind “Enrich the State” (fuguo 富國) in Early China Romain Graziani(第123頁)
    • 5. “To Die for the Sanctity of the Name”: Name (ming 名) as Prime Mover of Political Action in Early China Yuri Pines(第169頁)
  • Virtue Keywords(第217頁)
    • 6. Embodied Virtue: How Was Loyalty Edited and Performed in Late Imperial China? Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu(第219頁)
    • 7. Filial Piety as an Emotion in Late Imperial China Maram Epstein(第269頁)
  • Keywords of the Self(第315頁)
    • 8. Before the Emergence of Desire Andrew Plaks(第317頁)
    • 9. Looking for the True Self Wai-yee Li(第335頁)
  • Afterword: Philological Reflections on Chinese Conceptual History: Introducing Thesaurus Linguae Sericae Christoph Harbsmeier(第381頁)
  • Index(第405頁)
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