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Author Csikszentmihalyi, Mark.
Title Material virtue : ethics and the body in early China / by Mark Csikszentmihalyi.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.

Author Csikszentmihalyi, Mark.
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 66.
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 66. 0169-9563.
Subject Wuxing.
Ethics -- China.
Virtue.
Human body -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Confucianism.
China -- Social life and customs -- To 221 B.C.
Alternate Title Wuxing (Guodian version). English & Chinese.
Wuxing (Mawangdui version). English & Chinese.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 402 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-389) and index.
Note Includes the Guodian and Mawangdui versions of the Wuxing in Chinese with English translation.
Contents Ch. 1: Background of the Ru virtue discourse -- Ch. 2: Moral psychology of the Wuxing -- Ch. 3: Moral psychology and human physiology in the Mengzi -- Ch. 4: The sage's transcendent body -- Ch. 5: Material virtue in the early empire -- App. 1: The reconstructed Zisi -- App. 2: The Guodian Wuxing -- App. 3: The Mawangdui Wuxing and commentary.
Note Print version record.
Summary An examination of both excavated and transmitted texts that link ethics and natural philosophy, Material Virtue narrates the history of a neglected tradition that argues virtue has physical presence in the body, and rewrites the formative period of Confucianism.
ISBN 9781429452564 (electronic bk.)
1429452560 (electronic bk.)
9789004141964
9004141960
9781433706653 (electronic bk.)
1433706652 (electronic bk.)
904740677X (e-book)
9789047406778 (e-book)
9004141960
OCLC # 191952642
Additional Format Print version: Csikszentmihalyi, Mark. Material virtue. Leiden : Brill, 2004 9004141960 9789004141 (OCoLC)57285752.


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