Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy

Dao Companion to Xuanxue 玄學 (Neo-Daoism)

Editors: Chai, David (Ed.)

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  • Offers a comprehensive introduction to the principal figures of Neo-Daoism and their contributions
  • Provides a holistic approach to Neo-Daoism via the three core concepts of classical Daoism: non-being, being, and oneness
  • Features  25 chapters written by world-renowned scholars       
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This comprehensive volume surveys an important but neglected period of Chinese intellectual history: Xuanxue (Neo-Daoism). It provides a holistic approach to the philosophical and religious traits of this movement via the concepts of non-being, being, and oneness. Thinkers and texts on the periphery of Xuanxue are also examined to show readers that Xuanxue did not arise in a vacuum but is the result of a long and continuous evolution of ideas from pre-Qin Daoism.

The 25 chapters of this work survey the major philosophical figures and arguments of Xuanxue, a movement from the Wei-Jin dynastic period (220-420 CE) of early-medieval China. It also examines texts and figures from the late-Han dynasty whose influence on Xuanxue has yet to be made explicitly clear. In order to fully capture the multifaceted nature of this movement, the contributors brilliantly highlight its more socially-oriented characteristics. 

Overall, this volume presents an unrivaled picture of this exciting period. It details a portrait of intellectual and cultural vitality that rivals, if not surpasses, what was achieved during the Warring States period. Readers of the YijingDaodejing, and Zhuangzi will feel right at home with the themes and arguments presented herein, while students and those coming to Xuanxue for the first time will acquire a wealth of knowledge.         




About the authors

David Chai is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness (2019), and editor of Daoist Encounters with Phenomenology: Thinking Interculturally about Human Existence (2020). His work has also appeared in a wide variety of journals and edited anthologies covering the fields of Chinese philosophy, metaphysics, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and comparative philosophy.       

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dao Companion to Xuanxue 玄學 (Neo-Daoism)
Editors
  • David Chai
Series Title
Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49228-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49228-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49227-4
Series ISSN
2211-0275
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 529
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations
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