9780791451489

The Huainanzi and Liu An's Claim to Moral Authority

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    9780791451489

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    0791451488

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Author Biography

Griet Vankeerberghen is Assistant Professor in the History Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1(6)
Introduction to Part 1 7(72)
Conflicting Views of Morality
9(28)
The Intellectual Climate at the Beginning of Emperor Wu's Reign
9(2)
The King of Huainan's Place in the Intellectual Scene
11(2)
Moral Conflict
13(14)
Gongsun Hong, Zhang Tang, and Events in Huainan after 124 B.C.
27(6)
Contemporaries' Reactions to the Huainan Trial
33(2)
Terror after 122 B.C.
35(2)
The Triangle of Power: Emperor, Kings, and Officials
37(26)
The Kings: A Political History
37(2)
The Kings: An Alternative History
39(10)
Relations between Emperor Wu and the King of Huainan before 123 B.C.
49(6)
The Events of 223-122 B.C. Revisited
55(5)
Conclusion
60(3)
The Official Representation of the 123-122 B.C. Events
63(16)
Cycles in Emperor Wu's Reign: The Capture of the Unicorn
63(2)
The Transition from ``Old'' to ``New''
65(2)
Liu An's Biography in Shi ji and Han shu
67(12)
Introduction to Part 2 79(68)
The Goals of Human Action
83(18)
The Archer
83(3)
Adjusting the Scale
86(9)
Roots and Branches
95(2)
Wuwei
97(4)
Following Nature
101(26)
On Xing
101(4)
Sages and Nonsages
105(6)
Humans' Transforming Power
111(4)
The Virtues
115(2)
Who Should Become a Sage?
117(1)
The Huainanzi and Dong Zhongshu's Memorials
118(9)
Evaluating the Sage: Fate, History, and Human Responsibility
127(20)
The First Model: ``Heaven Has No Favorites''
127(8)
The Second Model: The Case of Bo Yi
135(6)
Conclusion: Evaluations of Liu An and the Huainanzi
141(6)
Table 1. Chronology of Main Events in the Life of Liu An 147(2)
Table 2. The Liu Kings, 202-120 B.C. 149(4)
Appendix 1. A Comparison of Liu An's Biographies in Shi ji 118 and Han shu 44 with a Proposed Reconstruction of Two Layers of Text 153(16)
Notes 169(38)
Bibliography 207(10)
Index 217

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