Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

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PREFACE

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pp. vii-viii

...Leiden), Professor Richard Mather (University of Minnesota), and Professor Frederick Mote (Princeton University). But for their encouragement and support, the completion of my work would have been delayed...

CONTENTS

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pp. ix-x

INTRODUCTION

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I. Hsun Yueh and theMind of Late Han China

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pp. 3-53

...Hsun Yiieh had been involved in the ch'ing-i (pure criticism) movement of protest by the Confucian idealists against political corruption and moral degeneration at the Later Han court. In his mature...

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II. Textual Problemsof Hsun Yueh's Works:The Han-chiand the Shen-chien

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pp. 54-79

...whole neglected by Chinese scholars after the middle of the Sung dynasty; some even suspected it to be a forgery. When the first annotated edition of the work...

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III. Selectionsfrom Hsun Yueh's Lun(Discourses)in the Han-chi

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pp. 80-100

...properly comprehended without extensive reference to the rest of the text. However, the selections presented here may be read as independent essays in themselves. They...

THE SHEN-CHIEN (EXTENDED REFLECTIONS)

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Shen-chien 1 Essence of Government

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pp. 103-125

...are the foundation of the Way. The Five Classics are its warp, and all other writings its woof...

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Shen-chien 2 Current Affairs(Shih-shih)

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pp. 126-149

...mutilation; the sixth, use of both moral influence and statutory punishment; the seventh, establishment of a rule for avoiding vengeance...

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Shen-chien 3 Common Superstitions(Su-hsien)

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pp. 150-162

...When an omen signifies good fortune and one can take advantage of it [because of one's virtue], or when it signifies bad luck and one can be saved [from disaster because of one's virtue], this is called...

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Shen-chien 4 Miscellaneous Dialogues(Tsa-yen), I

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pp. 163-178

...depends upon the success or failure of learning. Is it not appropriate that one should earnestly encourage learning...

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Shen-chien 5 Miscellaneous Dialogues(Tsa-yen), II

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pp. 179-198

...cares for his clothes but not his manners, how much worse is he who cares for his manner but not his speech and actions, and how shallow is he who cares for his speech and actions but not the enlightenment...

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 199-208

INDEX-GLOSSARY

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pp. 209-226