Released on 2015-05-20Categories History

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China

Author: Elizabeth J. Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317475132

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 964

Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention of either the Chinese Communist revolution or the Cultural Revolution -- surely two of the most momentous social movements of the twentieth century. Moreover, China's record of popular upheaval stretches back well beyond this century, indeed all the way back to the third century B.C. This book, by bringing together studies of protest that span the imperial, Republican, and Communist eras, introduces Chinese patterns and provides a forum to consider ways in which contentious politics in China might serve to reinforce, refine or reshape theories derived from Western cases.
Released on 1988Categories Fiction

The Mandate of Heaven

The Mandate of Heaven

Author: Stuart Buchan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671619705

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 747

From turn-of-the-century London to St. Petersburg, and from Shanghai to California, the life of smuggler Evelyn Lezenski is fraught with danger and a desire that threatens her life and her heart
Released on 2021-08-30Categories History

Ritual and Mythology of the Chinese Triads

Ritual and Mythology of the Chinese Triads

Author: Barend ter Haar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004483040

Category: History

Page: 533

View: 236

This new paperback title in Brill’s Scholars’ List presents a thorough investigation into the phenomenon of the Chinese Triads, their ritual and mythological lore, and their meanings and functions. On the foundations of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, among which also recent Chinese scholarship, the author interprets Triad myth and ritual in their Chinese religious context.
Released on 2015-05-20Categories History

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven

Author: Elizabeth J. Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317475125

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 375

Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention of either the Chinese Communist revolution or the Cultural Revolution -- surely two of the most momentous social movements of the twentieth century. Moreover, China's record of popular upheaval stretches back well beyond this century, indeed all the way back to the third century B.C. This book, by bringing together studies of protest that span the imperial, Republican, and Communist eras, introduces Chinese patterns and provides a forum to consider ways in which contentious politics in China might serve to reinforce, refine or reshape theories derived from Western cases.
Released on 2018-10-16Categories Philosophy

Korean Confucianism

Korean Confucianism

Author: Hyoungchan Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786608628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 564

This book explores Neo-Confucianism and its relationship to politics by examining the life and work of the two iconic figures of the Joseon dynasty Yi Hwang, (1501-1570, Toegye) and Yi I (1536-1584, Yulgok).
Released on 2009-10-02Categories Science

The Future of Post-Human Organization

The Future of Post-Human Organization

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815659

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 328

What exactly makes the nature of organizations so miracular that their very purpose is “to achieve performance” and that it is now regarded, in this capitalist age of ours, as the central aim to be both possible and desirable for any organization? After all, there is simply no lack of organizations which “achieve performance” with questionable means and goals—be they about “greed” and “excess” in the corporate world, or “evil” and “injustice” in the public sphere, just to cite two main examples (although there are others too, of course). Contrary to the conventional wisdom preciously accepted by many contemporaries, this obsessive craze for organizational performance is fast becoming a seductive trend, such that the dark sides of organizational performance have yet to be systematically understood and that its very purpose is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that its proponents would like us to believe. Needless to say, this is not to suggest that the purpose of organizations is to reject performance, or that the literature in organizational studies (and other related fields like political science, media studies, and business management, for example) hitherto existing in history are full of scholarly worthlessness. The aim of this book, however, is to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of organization, in special relation to communication, decision-making, and leadership—while learning from different views in the literature, without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them), and, in the end, transcending them in a new direction not thought before. This seminal project, if successful, will radically change the way that we think about the nature of organization, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.
Released on 1998Categories Foreign Language Study

Humanity and Self-cultivation

Humanity and Self-cultivation

Author: Weiming Tu

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui

ISBN: 0887273173

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 412

View: 245

This first paperback edition of a renowned collection of essays by noted scholar of Chinese history and philosophy Tu Wei-ming includes a new introductory essay by Robert Cummings Neville, Dean of
Released on 2014-03-31Categories Religion

Humanism in East Asian Confucian Contexts

Humanism in East Asian Confucian Contexts

Author: Chun-chieh Huang

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839415542

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 983

The past 60 years have seen the rediscovery of the immense cultural depth of Confucian humanist thought and its power to shape the way human beings are understood in East Asia. In this volume, renowned Confucian scholar Chun-chieh Huang analyzes various East Asian contexts to identify the central pillars of the Confucian humanist spirit: a continuum between mind and body, harmony between oneself and others, the unity of heaven and humanity, and a profound historical consciousness. Scholars of religion, history, philosophy and Asian studies will find this volume an indispensable guide to the rich tradition of East Asian Confucian humanism.
Released on 2015-01-06Categories China

The Mandate of Heaven

The Mandate of Heaven

Author: Tim Murgatroyd

Publisher: Myrmidon Books

ISBN: 1905802927

Category: China

Page: 384

View: 529

Hou-ming, city of ghosts, central China, 1304. In a vast graveyard created by Mongol slaughter, three children forge a friendship that will determine their destinies. As the years pass they find different paths. Yun Shu, rejected by her father for refusing to bind her feet, seeks solace as a Daoist nun. Hsiung, enslaved by Mongols as a boy, becomes a ruthless rebel warlord determined to drive the invaders from his native land. Teng, artist and scholar, last son of a once noble family ruined by the new Mongol dynasty, risks his life to preserve his culture. For the three friends to come together, they must endure war, treachery and the casual abuse of power. To win honor and unexpected love they must overcome dangerous enemies and their own conflicts. Each of them, through clouds of troubles, must earn the Mandate of Heaven.