The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung: A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching by Michael Nylan

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SUNY Press, 1993 - 680 עמודים
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Translation of the first grand synthesis of classic Chinese thought.

This is a translation, with a commentary and a long contextualizing introduction, of the only major work of Han (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) philosophy that is still available in complete form. It is the first translation of the work into a European language and provides unique access to this formative period in Chinese history. Because Yang Hsiung’s interpretations drew upon a variety of pre-Han sources and then dominated Confucian learning until the twelfth century, this text is also a valuable resource on early Chinese history, philosophy, and culture beyond the Han period.

The T’ai hsüan is also one of the world’s great philosophic poems comparable in scale and grandeur to Lucretius’ De rerum naturum. Nathan Sivin has written that this is one of the titles on the short list of Chinese books every cultivated person should read.

Han thinkers saw in this text a compelling restatement of Confucian doctrine that addressed the major objections posed by rival schools including Mohism, Taoism, Legalism and Yin-Yang Five Phase Theory. Since this Han amalgam formed the basis for the state ideology of China from 134 B.C. to 1911, an ideology that in turn provided the intellectual foundations for the Japanese and Korean states, the importance of this book can hardly be overestimated. 

 

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Ritual
4
Every Tenth Head
22
On Luck and Divination in the Mystery
33
Key Terms
63
The Meaning of Chen
71
On the Style of the Book
73
Glossary for the Introductory Sections Names of People
75
Concepts and Terms
76
Strength
247
Purity
251
Fullness
254
Residence
258
LawModel
262
Response
266
Going To Meet
272
Encounters
276

TRANSLATION OF THE TAI HSU AN List of Tetragrams
80
Center
84
Full Circle
95
Mired
102
Barrier
107
Keeping Small
113
Contrariety
118
Ascent
125
Opposition
130
Branching Out
135
Defectiveness Distortion
140
Divergence
144
Youthfulness
148
Increase
152
Penetration
156
Reach
161
Contact
165
Holding Back
170
Waiting
174
Following
178
Advance
182
Release
186
Resistance
189
Ease
193
Joy
197
Contention
201
Endeavor
206
Duties
210
Change
214
Decisiveness
218
Bold Resolution
222
Packing
226
Legion
230
Closeness
234
Kinship
239
Gathering
243
Stove
280
Greatness
286
Enlargement
290
Pattern
294
Ritual
300
Flight
306
VastnessWasting
310
Constancy
314
Measure
318
Eternity
323
Unity
327
Diminishment
331
Closed Mouth
335
Guardedness
339
Closing In
343
Massing
347
Accumulation
351
Embellishment
355
Doubt
359
Watch
362
Sinking
365
Inner
368
Departure
372
Darkening
375
Dimming
379
Exhaustion
381
Severance
385
AUTOCOMMENTARIES
423
Hsiian ying
433
Hsiian wen
448
Hsiian tu
456
NOTES
465
BIBLIOGRAPHY
629
PARTIAL INDEX OF COMMON IMAGES
655
INDEX
661
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Michael Nylan is Professor of Modern and Ancient Chinese Studies at Bryn Mawr College.

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