Kong in Chinese Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetics

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Pages:282
ISBN:1-4955-0934-6
978-1-4955-0934-6
Price:$99.95
From the Introduction: "The project investigates a poetics of creative kong (emptiness) by studying the philosophical origins of the notion of emptiness in Indian Buddhism as well as its development in China from ancient times through the 17th century. I argue for the philosophical and religious significance of kong in the Chinese context as being open-minded, non-obsessive, and creative. The poetics and aesthetics of kong owes a significant debt to Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. The senses of kong enabled the writers and artists of the late Ming and early Qing to link with the immanent vividness of the world, and to evoke their creativity in literary and artistic practices when they tried to establish a close relationship to nature, instead of interfering with it." (pg. 2)
(Softcover with 3 color illustrations)

Table of Contents

Part I: Early Chinese Poetics of Creative Kong
Chapter 1) Chinese Syncretism: the Daoist wukong
Chapter 2) Creativity and the Early Chinese Poetics of Creative Kong
Part II: The Late Ming and Early Qing Poetics of Creeative Kong
Chapter 1) The Late Ming and Early Qing Discourses on Creative Kong
Chapter 2) The Poetics of Creative Kong in the Late Ming and early Qing (i): from philosophical concepts to poetic sensibilities
Chapter 3) The Poetics of Creative Kong in the Late Ming and Early Qing (ii): from xingling to kongling
Chapter 4) The Poetics of Creative Kong in the Late Ming and Early Qing (iii): drama and fiction
Chapter 5) The Visual Poetics of Creative Emptiness
Afterword: Relevant Western Notions and Comparative Poetics of Creative Emptiness
Conclusion
Bibliography
Epigraph

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