New PDF release: A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected

By Li Zhi,Rivi Handler-Spitz,Pauline Lee,Haun Saussy,Pauline C. Lee

ISBN-10: 0231166125

ISBN-13: 9780231166126

ISBN-10: 0231166133

ISBN-13: 9780231166133

Li Zhi’s iconoclastic interpretations of background, faith, literature, and social kin have interested chinese language intellectuals for hundreds of years. His method synthesized Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist ethics and integrated the Neo-Confucian idealism of such thinkers as Wang Yangming (1472–1529). the end result used to be a sequence of heretical writings that stuck fireplace between Li Zhi’s contemporaries, regardless of an imperial ban on their book, and intrigued chinese language audiences lengthy after his death.

Translated for the 1st time into English, Li Zhi’s daring problem to tested doctrines will captivate a person keen on the origins of such subtly transgressive works because the sixteenth-century play The Peony Pavilion or the eighteenth-century novel Dream of the purple Chamber. In A booklet to Burn and a booklet to maintain (Hidden), Li Zhi unseats approved rules approximately gender, questions the real identification of history’s heroes and villains, and gives his personal readings of Confucius, Laozi, and the Buddha. keen on vibrant sentiment and sharp expression, Li Zhi made no contrast among low and high literary genres. He refused to aid sanctioned principles approximately morality and wrote stinging social evaluations. Li Zhi praised students who risked every thing to reveal extortion and misrule. during this refined translation, English-speaking readers stumble upon the simplest of his heterodox mind and important contribution to chinese language notion and culture.

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