Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819 by Jo-Shui Chen
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Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819
By Jo-Shui Chen

Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819

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Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819 by Jo-Shui Chen

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521030106
ISBN-10: 0521030102
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This study offers an interpretation of the origins of the T'ang-Sung intellectual tradition.

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