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Jensen, Lionel M.
Could it be that the familiar and beloved figure of Confucius was invented by Jesuit priests? In "Manufacturing Confucianism", Lionel M. Jensen reveals this very fact, demonstrating how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Western missionaries used translations of the ancient ru tradition to invent the presumably historical figure who has since been globally celebrated as philosopher, prophet, statesman, wise man, and saint.Tracing the history of the Jesuits' invention of Confucius and of themselves as native defenders of Confucius' teaching, Jensen reconstructs the cultural consequences of the encounter between the West and China. For the West, a principal outcome of this encounter was the reconciliation of empirical investigation and theology on the eve of the scientific revolution. Jensen also explains how Chinese intellectuals in the early twentieth century fashioned a new cosmopolitan Chinese culture through reliance on the Jesuits' Confucius and Confucianism.Challenging both previous scholarship and widespread belief, Jensen uses European letters and memoirs, Christian histories and catechisms written in Chinese, translations and commentaries on the Sishu, and a Latin summary of Chinese culture known as the Confucius Sinarum Philosophus to argue that the national self-consciousness of Europe and China was bred from a cultural ecumenism wherein both were equal contributors. "Manufacturing Confucianism" will have a major impact on studies of China, comparative literature, post colonialism, and Asian religions. For its insights into the history of modern Chinese nationalism, this path breaking study will also engage readers interested in contemporary Chinese affairs. 444pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page. Corners slightly creased.
Duke University Press, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0822320479
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Inventory #24526
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Compiled and Edited By Parnes,Rabbi Stephan O.
Shows and describes the background of Passover artwork from around the world, including Seder dishes, paintings, and illuminated haggadahs. Illustrated with b/w and colour (many full-page) photographs. 119pp.
Levin (Hugh Lauter) Associates Inc.,U.S., 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 0883634945
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Inventory #21488
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Perry, Anthony Melville
52pp.Best Wishes dedication on front cover.
Roses Bureau Publication, 1986, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #19082
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Ben-Zion, Sigalit
Tiny tear on bottom of d/j spine.The challenge of this book has been to rethink prevailing ideas about the social map of Jewish society during the rabbinic period in Israel. New insights were made possible by using anthropological theories and tools. The book explores the rich and complex relationships among the sages, priests, and laymen who competed in social, cultural, and political arenas for hegemony. It demonstrates that this struggle was not a simple case of displacement of the priestly elite by a new scholarly elite.In the process of constituting a counter-hegemony of the sages, there was a complex push-pull process: attraction-rejection, imitation-denial, and co-operation-confrontation. They undermined the old order by using the old hegemonic priestly discourse. Whereas the sages proposed a new order based on intellectual achievement, they nevertheless created on top of the earlier hegemonic order a new order of group nepotism, endogamy, ritual purity, and secret knowledge and education provided only to the proper social classes. Ben-Zion concludes that even in the process of resistance and disengagement from the priestly hegemony, the sages could not free themselves from the bondage of the priestly discourse and praxis. 349pp.N.B.Quarter inch closed tear to base of d/j spine.
Academic Studies Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781934843147
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Inventory #19960
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Hamm, Thomas D.
N.B. Corners slightly creased. Slight bump to bottom edge of front cover. First Midland Book Edition. 261pp.
Indiana University Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0253207185
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Inventory #24858
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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