The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1404211209
  • ISBN-13: 9781404211209
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 869 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Confucianism can be defined as the teachings of practices associated with the historical teacher Confucius and his followers from the sixth century B.C.E. through the twentieth century.

Confucius saw in his own lifetime a world torn by civil strife. He sought to remedy its ills by teaching of a golden age when virtue prevailed. For Confucius, moral order could be brought to the world by emulating the ways of the ancient sage-kings. Fundamentally, his teachings stressed the establishment of proper relations and respect between human beings. Confucius taught that each person had moral responsibilities to those around him. One was to develop one's life, as well as one's society, into a microcosm of the moral order of the universe itself; that is, the Way of Heaven.

Confucianism flourished within China, but also influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, parts of Southeast Asia, and, recently, the West. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day.

Features include:

  • Over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed A-Z describe the major beliefs and practices of Confucianism
  • Contents by Subject section categorizes entries thematically: Art, Architecture, and Iconography; Astrology, Cosmology, and Mythology; Biographical Entries; Ceremonies, Practices, and Rituals; Concepts; Geography; Literature and Language; Music; Rulers and Dynasties; Schools and Groups; and Texts.
  • Black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout show key geographical sites and provide compelling portraits within Confucianism.
  • Charts and maps provide additional information.
  • Appendices provide a time line of Chinese dynasties and glossaries of Chinese terms transliterated according to the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Staff Credits.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
How to Use This Book.
Contents by Subject.
1: Absolute.
2: Academy.
3: Academy at the Hall of Assembled Worthies.
4: Academy of Assembled Brushes Academicians.
5: Additional Works of the Two Ch'engs.
6: Aesthetics.
7: Agape.
8: Agnosticism.
9: Agriculture.
10: All Things Are Complete in Oneself.
11: Altruism.
12: Ancestors (tsu).
13: Anima/Animus.
14: Anthropomorphism.
15: Apophatic/Kataphatic Discourse.
16: Asceticism.
17: Astrology.
18: Atonement.
19: Authenticity.
20: Authority.
21: Awe.
22: Axis Mundi.
23: Banishment.
24: Bat.
25: Benevolence.
26: Bible.
27: Birthday of Confucius.
28: Book of Mencius.
29: Boudoir Four Books.
30: Bronze Bell Rack (pien-chung).
31: Burning of the Books.
32: Burden of Culture.
33: Burying of the Confucians.
34: Calligraphy.
35: Capping.
36: Ceremonial Center.
37: Cha-chi.
38: Ch'a-chü System.
39: Chai-kung (Fasting Palace).
40: Chang Chih-tung.
41: Chang Chü-cheng.
42: Chang Chün-mai.
43: Chang Er-ch'i.
44: Chang Hsüeh-ch'eng.
45: Chang I.
46: Chang Li-hsiang.
47: Chang Ping-lin.
48: Chang Po-hsing.
49: Chang Shih (Ch'ih).
50: Chang Tsai.
51: Chang-tzu ch'üan-shu.
52: Chang-tzu yü-lu.
53: Chan Jo-shui.
54: Chao Ch'i.
55: Chao Fu.
56: Chao hun.
57: Che Altars (Altars of the Philosophers).
58: Che-chung Wang School.
59: Chekiang Schools.
60: Ch'en Ch'ang-fang.
61: Ch'en Chen.
62: Ch'en Chih.
63: Ch'en Ch'üeh.
64: Ch'en Ch'un.
65: Ch'en Fu-liang.
66: Cheng (Governing or Regimen).
67: Ch'eng (Sincerity).
68: Ch'eng Brothers.
69: Ch'eng Chü-fu.
70: Cheng Chung.
71: Ch'eng-Chu School.
72: Ch'eng Hao.
73: Cheng-ho wu-li hsin-i.
74: Cheng-hsin.
75: Cheng Hsing.
76: Cheng Hsüan.
77: Cheng-hsüeh.
78: Ch'eng I.
79: Ch'eng-i (Sincerity of Will).
80: Ch'eng Jo-yung.
81: Cheng-meng.
82: Cheng-ming (Rectification of Names).
83: Cheng Ssu-hsiao.
84: Cheng Yü.
85: Ch'en Hsien-chang.
86: Ch'en Liang.
87: Ch'en-shih tzu-i.
88: Ch'en-shu (Prognostication Text).
89: Ch'en Tai.
90: Chen Te-hsiu.
91: Ch'en Tu-hsiu.
92: Chi (Subtlety).
93: Ch'i (Utensils).
94: Ch'i (Vitality).
95: Chia fan.
96: Chia-hsün.
97: Chia I.
98: Chia K'uei.
99: Chia-li (Family Rituals).
100: Chia-miao (Family Temple).
101: Chiang Fan.
102: Chiang Hsin.
103: Chiang hsüeh.
104: Chiang Sheng.
105: Chiang Tao-lin wen-ts'ui.
106: Chiang Yung.
107: Chiang-yu Wang School.
108: Chiao (Teaching or Religion).
109: Chiao Hsün.
110: Chiao Hung.
111: Chiao-k'an hsüeh.
112: Chia Ssu-tao.
113: Ch'i-chih chih hsing.
114: Ch'i ch'ing (Seven Emotions).
115: Chieh-shih (Posted Notice).
116: Chieh-shih Examination.
117: Chieh-tzu t'ung-lu.
118: Chien-ai.
119: Ch'ien Hexagram.
120: Ch'ien I-pen.
121: Ch'ien Mu.
122: Ch'ien Ta-hsin.
123: Ch'ien Te-hung.
124: Ch'ien tzu wen.
125: Chih (Knowledge or Knowing).
126: Chih (Upright).
127: Chih (Wisdom).
128: Chih-chiang.
129: Chih-chih (Extension of Knowledge).
130: Chih-hsin chih shu.
131: Chih hsing ho-i.
132: Chih-hsiu School.
133: Chih Liang-chih.
134: Chih-sheng (Highest Sageliness).
135: Chih-sheng Hsien-shih (Teacher of Antiquity and Highest Sageliness).
136: Chih-sheng Wen-hsüan Wang (Highest Sage and Comprehensive King).
137: Chi-hsia Academy.
138: Chi-hsien yüan (Academy of Assembled Worthies).
139: Ch'i-kuo kung.
140: Child About to Fall into the Well.
141: Chin ch'i hsin (Fully Realize the Heart-Mind).
142: Ching (Classic).
143: Ch'ing (Emotions or Feelings).
144: Ching (Quietude).
145: Ching (Reverence or Seriousness).
146: Ching-chieh.
147: Ching-chi tsuan-ku.
148: Ch'ing Dynasty.
149: Ching-hsüeh (Study of Classics).
150: Ch'ing-i (Pure Criticism).
151: Ching i chih nei.
152: Ching-kua.
153: Ching-she Academy.
154: Ching-shu tzu-i.
155: Ch'ing-t'an (Pure Conversation).
156: Ching-tso (Quiet-Sitting).
157: Ching-yen.
158: Chin-hsing (Fully Developing the Nature).
159: Chin-hsi-tzu chi.
160: Chin-hsi-tzu wen-chi.
161: Ch'in Hui-t'ien.
162: Ch'i-nien tien (Hall of Prayer for the Year).
163: Chin Lü-hsiang.
164: Chin-sheng yü-chen.
165: Chin-shih Examination.
166: Chin-ssu lu.
167: Chin-tai wei-hsin-lun chien-shih.
168: Chin-wen chia (New Text School).
169: Ch'in-zither.
170: Chi-shan School.
171: Chi-ssu.
172: Chi-sun.
173: Ch'i-tiao K'ai.
174: Ch'iung-li (Exhausting Principle).
175: Chi-wu ch'iung-li.
176: Chi Yün.
177: Chou Dynasty.
178: Chou-hsüeh.
179: Chou Ju-teng.
180: Chou kuan.
181: Chou kuan hsin-i.
182: Chou li.
183: Chou Lien-hsi chi.
184: Chou Tun-i.
185: Chou-tzu ch'üan-shu.
186: Chou Yüan-kung chi.
187: Chu (Prayer-Master).
188: Ch'uan (Transmission).
189: Chuang Shu-tsu.