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Institute on Infusing East Asian Studies (June 1-19, 2009)
CORE MATERIALS

READINGS (listed in chronological order of assignment)

Week 1

  • Ames, Roger. "Confucian Role Ethics:  A Vocabulary" ( PDF )
  • Ames, Introduction to Yuan Dao:  Tracing Dao to its Source , trans. D.C. Lau and Roger T. Ames, Ballantine Books, 1998 ( PDF )
  • Buck, Elizabeth. "Introduction," Paradise Remade:  The Politics of Culture and History in Hawaii , Temple University Press, 1993 (pp1-18). ( PDF )
  • Watson, James L. "Standardizing the Gods:  The Promotion of T'ien Hou ('Empress of Heaven') Along the South China Coast, 960-1960," in David Johnson, Andrew Nathan, and Evelyn Rawski, eds., Popular Culture in Late Imperial China (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1985), pp.292-324. ( PDF )
  • Hershock, Peter. "The Buddhist Roots of Chan" and "Early Developments in Chinese Buddhism," Chaps. 1 & 3 in Chan Buddhism , University of Hawaii Press, 2005 (pp7-33 & 46-65). ( PDF )
  • "Prince Tan of Yen" from Yandanzi (before 2nd century BCE) ( PDF )
  • "The Story of Ying-ying" by Yuan Zhen (779-831) ( PDF )
  • "Nie Xiaoqian" ( PDF ) & "The Tiger Guest," ( PDF ) from Strange Tales from Make-Do Studio by Pu Songling (1640-1715) ( PDF )
  • "Xiao Xiao" by Shen Congwen (1902-1988) ( PDF )
  • "LiT'ung, a Chinese Girl in New York," by Bai Xianyong (Kenneth I' Hsien-yung Pai, b. 1937) ( PDF )
  • "Jingjing's Birthday," by Chen Ruoxi (Lucy Chen, b.1938) ( PDF )
  • Introduction to Chinese Poetry ( PDF )
  • Murashige, Stanley. "Philosophy of Art" ( PDF )
  • Murashige. "Rhythm, Order, Change and Nature in Guo Xi's Early Spring." Monumenta Serica 43 (1995) 337-364. ( PDF )

Presentations

Roger Ames

Wensheng Wang

Mark McNally

Cathy Clayton

Sumner La Croix

Jennifer Turner

Chris McNally