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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 heritage, faith, literature, and social family have involved chinese language intellectuals for hundreds of years. His process synthesized Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist ethics and integrated the Neo-Confucian idealism of such thinkers as Wang Yangming (1472–1529). the end result was once a sequence of heretical writings that stuck fireplace between Li Zhi’s contemporaries, regardless of an imperial ban on their e-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 inquisitive about the origins of such subtly transgressive works because the sixteenth-century play The Peony Pavilion or the eighteenth-century novel Dream of the crimson Chamber. In A e-book to Burn and a ebook to maintain (Hidden), Li Zhi unseats approved principles approximately gender, questions the real identification of history’s heroes and villains, and provides his personal readings of Confucius, Laozi, and the Buddha. keen on bright sentiment and sharp expression, Li Zhi made no contrast among low and high literary genres. He refused to help sanctioned principles approximately morality and wrote stinging social opinions. Li Zhi praised students who risked every little thing to show extortion and misrule. during this subtle translation, English-speaking readers come upon the simplest of his heterodox mind and very important contribution to chinese language idea and culture.

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