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Concepts Of The Body In The Zhuangzi, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭) Apr 2014

Concepts Of The Body In The Zhuangzi, Deborah A. Sommer (司馬黛蘭)

Deborah A. Sommer

In this essay Sommer explores how the Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosophical text that dates to the third or fourth centuries BCE, uses different terms for the human body. She explores each term's different fields of meaning: the body might appear as gong 躬, a sanctimonious ritualized body; shen 身, a site of familial and social personhood; xing 形, an elemental form that experiences mutations and mutilations; or ti 體, a complex, multilayered corpus whose center can be anywhere but whose boundaries are nowhere. The Zhuangzi is one of the richest early Chinese sources for exploring conceptualizations of the visceral ...


Decentering Imperial Women: Confucian Fertility Sacrifices In The Ming Dynasty, Deborah Sommer Dec 2004

Decentering Imperial Women: Confucian Fertility Sacrifices In The Ming Dynasty, Deborah Sommer

Deborah A. Sommer

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Reflections On "Human Nature And Human Virtue", Lawrence E. Frizzell Jan 1996

Reflections On "Human Nature And Human Virtue", Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Reflections on "Human Nature and Human Virtue" is Lawrence Frizzell's response to Dr. Chin-Tai Kim's article, Human Nature and Human Virtue: Some Reflections on Confucius.

Both articles appeared in the same issue of The ISKSA Bulletin and are re-published here.