Chinese Culture

New Perspectives on the Research of Chinese Culture

Editors: Cheng, Pei-kai, Fan, Ka Wai (Eds.)

  • Most recent research on Chinese culture to keep scholarly circles updated
  • A platform for dialogue and exchange between Chinese and Western scholars
  • High quality contributed articles originally published in the Chinese Journal Jiuzhou Xuelin [Chinese Cultural Quarterly] and new invited articles by established scholars in the field
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This volume contains high quality articles, originally published in Chinese in the Chinese Journal Jiuzhou Xuelin [Chinese Cultural Quarterly] and new articles written on special invitation by established scholars in the field. The theme of the volume is 'New Perspectives on Research of Chinese Culture', introducing the latest trends and new developments in the research into Chinese history, humanities, music and geography. The articles are written by well-known scholars in the field who examine Chinese culture from various new perspectives adopting different research methods.

About the authors

Professor CHENG Pei-kai, Founding Director and Professor of the Chinese Civilisation Centre, joined the City University of Hong Kong in July 1998. A cultural historian and poet, he previously taught history and directed the East Asian Studies programme at Pace University of New York. He has a PhD from Yale in European and Chinese intellectual history and literature, an MA from the University of Hawaii in History, and a BA from National Taiwan University in history and literature. His main research interest is the interaction of Chinese Cultural Aesthetics and material culture, with the emphasis on the cultural contexts of artistic creativity. The history of the material base for the development of an intangible cultural heritage is the main focus of his academic exploration, specifically on the economy of Kunqu and its modern predicament, tea and the evolution of Chinese cultural aesthetics, and Chinese export porcelain and maritime trade. In these diverse but interrelated areas, he has published and edited more than thirty books in addition to numerous articles and essays exploring into the essential issues concerning the changing nature of Chinese cultural aesthetics.

Dr. FAN, Ka Wai began work at the Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong in 1998 and now is an assistant Professor. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, he was an assistant professor in the Institute of History at National Tsinghua University, Taiwan. Dr. Fan earned his PhD (1997) in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively (articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews). He has published four books one in English (Routledge) and three in Chinese (Chinese University Press, Fudan University Press and Dongda Publishing House), and numerous articles appeared in international journals.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Nature and Landscape in the Chinese Tradition

    Zhang, Longxi

    Pages 1-15

  • A Site Catchment Analysis of Hong Kong’s Neolithic Subsistence

    Li, Guo

    Pages 17-43

  • Toward Retrieving Early Oral Traditions: Some Ruminations on Orality and Textuality in Early Chinese Culture

    Haar, Barend J.

    Pages 45-61

  • History, Ideology, and General Ideological History: A Case Study of Chan Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty

    Ge, Zhaoguang

    Pages 63-75

  • Investigating the Meaning of Dharma “Fa” (法): With Chinese Saṃyuktāgama as the Subject

    Wut, Tai Shing

    Pages 77-97

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-4560-84-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on the Research of Chinese Culture
Editors
  • Pei-kai Cheng
  • Ka Wai Fan
Series Title
Chinese Culture
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4021-78-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4021-78-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4021-77-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-4560-84-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 154
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