Philosophical Meditations of Lady Wang: Ethics and Gender in Imperial China: Together with the First Translation From Chinese Into English of the plaint of Lady Wang

Author: Yan, Jinfen
Year:2013
Pages:384
ISBN:0-7734-4349-5
978-0-7734-4349-5
Price:239.95
This refreshing work draws upon a multitude of fields including philosophy and psychology from both the eastern and western traditions in order to construct an inclusive view of ethics and gender. The goal is to better understand the crucial role that group awareness plays in advocating support in gender justice issues. This study includes the first ever English translation of the epic 12th Century work, Plaint of Lady Wang.

Reviews

“ This book offers intriguing challenging and profoundly gratifying materials including new arguments which can be universally used as tools for engaging others in discourse – discourse that fosters a wider awareness of justice, even while recommending the optimization of virtues that usher in positive possibilities for all.”
-Professor Ruth Miller Lucier,
Professor of Philosophy,
Bennett College, USA

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
TRANSLITERATION
INTRODUCTION
An Inclusive View for the Study of the Plaint of Lady Wang
CHAPTER ONE
Beauty and Reason: Ethical and Philosophical Conceptions
CHAPTER TWO
Self as a Moral Agent: Identity
CHAPTER THREE
In Search of a Neo-Confucian Model of Feminist Consciousness :
Lady Wang, Zhu Xi, J.S. Mill and Consciousness Raising
CHAPTER FOUR
Mystics and the Wisdom within Women as Religious Experience and Existential Choice
The Plaint of Lady Wang
APPENDIX
APPENDIX I:
TIMELINE OF WORLD ETHICS AND CHINESE CHRONOLOGY
APPENDIX II:
ZHU XI’S QUAN NUDAO HUANSUPANG
APPENDIX III:
SIXTY FOUR HEXAGRAMS IN THE BOOK OF CHANGES
GLOASSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY