Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China ed. by Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo (review)

Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China ed. by Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo (review) Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China. Edited by Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo. SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. Pp. 375. Paper $26.95, isbn 9781438431888. Reviewed by James D. Sellmann University of Guam jsellman@uguam.uog.edu The Early Han enjoyed some prosperity while it struggled with centralization and political control of the kingdom. The Later Han was plagued by the court intrigue, corrupt eunuchs, and massive flooding of the Yellow River that eventually culminated in popular uprisings that led to the demise of the dynasty. The period that followed was a renewed warring states period that likewise stimulated a rebirth of philosophical and religious debate, growth, and innovations. Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo's Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on medieval China. It is a companion volume to their coauthored work, Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China (SUNY Press, 2010). This new book contains a twenty-one page introduction, eleven chapters, and a useful index. Chinese characters are provided for translated text and place and personal names. The first five chapters discuss topics in xuanxue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China ed. by Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo (review)

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Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China. Edited by Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo. SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. Pp. 375. Paper $26.95, isbn 9781438431888. Reviewed by James D. Sellmann University of Guam jsellman@uguam.uog.edu The Early Han enjoyed some prosperity while it struggled with centralization and political control of the kingdom. The Later Han was plagued by the court intrigue, corrupt eunuchs, and massive flooding of the Yellow River that eventually culminated in popular uprisings that led to the demise of the dynasty. The period that followed was a renewed warring states period that likewise stimulated a rebirth of philosophical and religious debate, growth, and innovations. Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo's Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on medieval China. It is a companion volume to their coauthored work, Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China (SUNY Press, 2010). This new book contains a twenty-one page introduction, eleven chapters, and a useful index. Chinese characters are provided for translated text and place and personal names. The first five chapters discuss topics in xuanxue

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Published: Jul 17, 2013

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