The Records of Ming Scholars. HUANG TSUNG-HSI.

The Records of Ming Scholars.

Honolulu. University of Hawai'i Press. 1987. Stock ID #8222

xxi + 336pp, index, glossary, bibliography, dustjacket little rubbed at extremities, edges trifle foxed, very good copy. Edited by Julia Ching. This book 'presents a compelling account of the many different schools of Ming Confucianism and the lives and teachings of representative thinkers and scholars, all organised around the principal school of the time, that of Wang Yang-ming'. The central topics of discussion are the nature of wisdom and how to acquire it. For these scholars of the Ming dynasty, wisdom was understood to be inseparable from a life of virtue. Their lives and teachings disclose an intense spiritual quest for the Absolute or, in Chinese terms, for the Tao, and the record the book unfolds is one of impressive intellectual and spiritual vitality. (From Publisher's description.) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 8222).

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