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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INTRODUCTION
1
Every Tenth Head
22
0n Luck and Divination in the Mystery
33
Key Terms
63
Glossary for the Introductory Sections
75
Defectiveness
140
Youthfulness
148
Penetration
156
Endeavor
206
Change
214
Bold Resolution
222
Legion
230
Kinship
239
42
271
54
327
Hsfian chung
427

Contact
165
Waiting
174
Advance
182
Resistance
189
Joy
197
NOTES
465
BIBLIOGRAPHY
629
PARTIAL INDEX OF COMMON IMAGES
655
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Michael Nylan is Professor of Modern and Ancient Chinese Studies at Bryn Mawr College.

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