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Exemplary Figures / Fayan

Exemplary Figures / Fayan (Hardback)

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Winner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of LiteratureExemplary Figures (sometimes translated as Model Sayings) is an unabridged, annotated translation of Fayan, one of three major works by the Chinese court poet-philosopher Yang Xiong (53 BCE-18 CE). Yang sought to "renew the old" by patterning these works on earlier classics, drawing inspiration from the Confucian Analects for Exemplary Figures. In this philosophical masterwork, constructed as a dialogue, Yang poses and then answers questions on philosophical, political, ethical, and literary matters. Michael Nylan's rendering of this text, which is laden with word play and is extraordinarily difficult to translate, is a joy to read-at turns wise, cautionary, and playful.Exemplary Figures is a core text that will be relied upon by scholars of Chinese history and philosophy and will be of interest to comparativists as well.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyOriental & Indian philosophy Publisher: University of Washington Press Publication Date: 02/07/2013 ISBN-13: 9780295992891  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michael Nylan is professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Five "Confucian" Classics and Yang Xiong and The Pleasures of Reading and Classical Learning, coauthor of Lives of Confucius, and translator of The Canon of Supreme Mystery by Yang Xiong.

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