Timing and Rulership in Master Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals (Lushi chunqiu)

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 265 pages
Written by Lu Buwei, Master Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals influenced the king who became China's first emperor. In this text, Sellmann (philosophy and East Asian studies, U. of Guam) examines the life and times of Lu Buwei, and various aspects of the Annals including its structure, the concept of "perfect timing," the role of human nature, the justification of the state, and the importance of cosmic, historical and personal timing. He also suggests possible implications for modern concepts of time, human nature, political order, and social and environmental ethics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

The Lüshi chunqius Background and Foreground
1
Cultivating Desires in the Process of Life
25
3 An Emergent Social Order
67
4 Proper Timing in the Cosmic Historical and Moral Realms
117
5 Applying Proper Timing to Contemporary Issues
151
Phenomenological and Etymological Conceptions of Timing Shi
191
A Study of Xingming zhi Qing in the LSCQ The Achievement of Ones Character Xing in Ones Natural Relations Ming
199
Notes
207
Bibliography
243
Index
253
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James D. Sellmann is Professor of Philosophy and Director of East Asian Studies at the University of Guam.

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