Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Hsiung, The: A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching by Michael Nylan
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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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Added by Nylan Altemately Analects Appraisal associated auspicious beneﬁt calamity CCYT Changes character chih Chuang tzu cited Classics commentary commentators Confucian Confucius constellation Correlates corresponds cosmic cycle CYYT deﬁnes deﬁnition divine early Chinese evil example Fath Fathoming ﬁelds ﬁll ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁt ﬂow Following FW Following SMK glosses Head text Heaven and Earth hsin Hsiung HTYT human identiﬁed individual inﬂuence inner Karlgren Kunst Lao tzu Legge Literally man’s Means Mencius metaphor ming moral myriad things Mystery nature noble ofﬁcial one’s patterns person petty poem position proﬁt reads refers reﬂects ritual ruler sacriﬁces sage says shih signiﬁcant solar period solstice speciﬁcally sun enters Sung Chung symbol takes Taoist tetragram THC Hsiian tion virtue Waley Wang Wang Mang Wang Ya Wilhelm yang ch’i Yang Hsiung Yang’s Yellow yin and yang yin ch’i