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Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-389) and index.
Includes the Guodian and Mawangdui versions of the Wuxing in Chinese with English translation.
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.
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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.
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