Ca'Foscari Spring 2013 Bibliography

The short texts associated with each class are available on the Readings page. For more information consult the complementary Bibliography.

Bibliography by General Topic


Chinese Philosophy

Chan, Wing Tsit (1969) A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Chang, K.C. (1983) Art, Myth and Ritual. The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

de Bary, William Theodore and Irene Bloom, eds. (1999) Sources of Chinese Tradition. Vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press.

de Bary, William Theodore; Bloom, Irene (eds.) (1999) Sources of Chinese Tradition. Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press.

Defoort, Caroline (2001) «Is There Such a Thing as Chinese Philosophy? Arguments of an implicit Debate», Philosophy East & West, 51 (3), 393-413.

Ebrey, Patricia (1993) Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition, Free Press.

Ebrey, Patricia (1996) The Cambridge Illustrated History of China, Cambridge University Press.

Ebrey, Patricia (2002) Women and the Family in Chinese History, Routledge.

Ebrey, Patricia (2006) China: A Cultural, Social, and Political History, Houghton Mifflin.

Ebrey, Patricia (2009) Historia de China, traducción Carlos Fernández-Victorio, Madrid: La Esfera de los libros.

Ebrey, Patricia; Walthall, Anne; Palais, James (2009) East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History, Houghton Mifflin.

Graham, A.C. (1989) Disputers of the Tao: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China, Chicago: Open Court.

Guo, Chengwu (1975) Ancient Chinese Political Theories, The Commercial Press, Shanghai.

Hall, Donald L. & Roger T. Ames, Thinking through Confucius, State University of New York Press, 1987.

Hall, Donald L. & Roger T. Ames, Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture , State University of New York Press, 1998.

Hansen, Chad. A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation, Oxford University Press, 2000.

He, Zhaowu; Bu, Jinzhi (1998) An Intellectual History of China, Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.

Hsiao, Kung-chuan (1979) A History of Chinese Political Thought, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Louie, Kam (1980) Critiques of Confucius in contemporary China, St. Martin's Press.

Louie, Kam (1986) Inheriting Tradition: Interpretations of the Classical Philosophers in Communist China 1949-1966, Oxford University Press.

Louie, Kam; Hodge, Bob (1998) The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture, London: Routledge.

Lu, Xing (1998) Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century, B.C.E.: A Comparison with Classical Greek Rhetoric. Columbia, S.C.: U of South Carolina Press.



Comparative Cultural Studies

Amin, Samir (1989) Eurocentrism, New York: Monthly Review Press.

Andersen, Benedict (2006) Imagined Communities. London, New York: Verso.

Beck, Ulrich (2010) A God of One's Own: Religion's Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence, Cambridge; Polity Press, 2010, 62-63.

Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas (1967) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, Anchor, 1967.

Buruma, Ian; Margalit, Avishai (2004) Occidentalism. The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies, New York: Penguin.

de Bary, Wm. Theodore (1988) East Asian Civilizations. A Dialogue in Five Stages, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

de Waal; Frans (2001) The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural reflections by a primatologist, New York: Basic Books.

Diamond, Jared (1999) Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies,W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.

During, Simon (2003) The Cultural Studies Reader, Routledge; 3 edition, 2007.

During, Simon (2005) Cultural Studies: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2005.

Eagleton, Terry (2000) The Idea of Culture, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Elvin, Mark (1973) The Pattern of the Chinese Past, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Ferguson, Niall (2011) Civilization. The West and the Rest, New York, London: Penguin.

Fukuyama, Francis (2011) The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.

Gerlach, Christian (2005) Wu-Wei in Europe. A study of Eurasian economic thought, Working Papers of the Global Economic History Network (GEHN), 12/05, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Golden, Sean (1996) «No-Man's Land on the Common Borders of Linguistics, Philosophy & Sinology: Polysemy in the Translation of Ancient Chinese Texts», The Translator 2(2): 277-304.

Golden, Sean (1997) «“Whose Morsel of Lips Will You Bite?” Some Reflections on the Role of Prosody and Genre as Non-verbal Elements in the Translation of Poetry», en Fernando Poyatos (ed.), Nonverbal Communication and Translation, Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 217-45.

Golden, Seán (2000) «From the Society of Jesus to the East India Company: A Case Study in the Social History of Translation», en Marilyn Gaddis Rose (ed.), Beyond the Western Tradition. Translation Perspectives XI, Binghamton NY: State university of New York at Binghamton Press, 199-215.

Golden, Seán (2009) «“God's Real Name is God”. The Matteo Ricci-Niccolo Longobardi Debate on Theological Terminology as a Case Study in Intersemiotic Sophistication», The Translator: Studies in Intercultural Communication, Vol. 15, No. 2, 375-400.

Hall, Donald L. & Roger T. Ames, Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western Culture, State University of New York Press, 1995.

Haudricourt, A.G. (1962) «Domestication des animaux, culture des plantes et traitement d'autrui», L 'Homme H(I) (January-April): 40-50.

Hayot, Eric (2009) The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pain, Oxford University Press.

Hayot, Eric (2011) Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel Quel, University of Michigan Press.

Hayot, Eric; Saussy, Haun; Yao, Steven G. (eds.) (2008) Sinographies: Writing China, University of Minnesota Press.

Hsia, Adrian, ed. (1998) The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Jensen, Lionel M. (1997) Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions & Universal Civilization, Durham: Duke University Press.

Jensen, Lionel M.; Weston, Timothy B. (eds.) (2007) China's Transformations: The Stories beyond the Headlines, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Jia, Wenshan; Lu, Xing; Heisey, D. Ray (eds.) (2002), Chinese Communication Theory and Practice. Reflections, New Frontiers and New Directions, Westport CT: Ablex Publishing.

Jin, Guantao (2001) «Interpreting Modern Chinese History through the Theory of Ultrastable Systems», en Gloria Davies, ed., Voicing Concerns. Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 157-184.

Lakoff, George; Johnson, Mark (1999) Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought, Nueva York: Basic Books.

Lakoff, George; Johnson, Mark (2003) Metaphors We Live By, Chicago [etc.]: University of Chicago Press.

Liu, Lydia H. (1995) Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture and Translated Modernity: China, 1900-1937, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Liu, Lydia H. (2004) The Clash of Empires: the Invention of China in Modern World Making, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Liu, Lydia H. (ed.) (2000) Tokens of Exchange: The Problem of Translation in Global Circulations, Durham: Duke University Press.

Louie, Kam (2009) Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China, Cambridge University Press.

Lu, Xing; Jia, Wenshan; Heisey, D. Ray (eds.) (2002) Chinese Communication Studies. Contexts and Comparison, Westport CT: Ablex Publishing.

Mahbhubani, Kishore. Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide between East and West, South Royalton: Steerforth Press ; [Berkeley, CA]: Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2002.

Mishra, Pankaj, From the Ruins of Empire, Farrar, Strauus & Giroux, New York, 2012.

Nisbett, Richard E. (2003) The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - And Why, Nueva York: The Free Press.

Ridley, Mark (1998) The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation, Penguin Books, 1998.

Ryan, Michael (2008) Cultural Studies: An Anthology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Said, Edward (1978) Orientalism, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Said, Edward (1993) Culture and Imperialism, London: Chatto & Windus.

Saussy, Haun (1993) The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Saussy, Haun; Des Forges, Roger; Gao, Minglu; Burkman, Thomas; Liu, Chiao-mei (eds.) (2009) Chinese Walls in Time and Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective, Ithaca, New York: Cornell East Asia Series, 2009.

Shih, Shu-mei (2001) The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917-1937, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.  

Shih, Shu-mei (2007) Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific, Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press

Shih, Shu-mei; Lionnet, Françoise (eds.) (2009) Minor Transnationalism, Duke University Press.

Shih, Shu-mei; Lionnet, Françoise (eds.) (2011) Creolization of Theory, Duke University Press.

Shih, Shu-mei; Tsai, Chien-hsin; Bernards, Brian (eds.) (2013) Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, Columbia University Press.

Weston, Timothy B., Jensen, Lionel M. (eds.) (2012) China in and beyond the Headlines, 3rd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Wittfogel, Karl (1959) «The theory of Oriental society», en Readings in Anthropology, ed. M. H. Fried, vol. 2, New York: T. Y. Crowell, 94-113.

Wright, Mary (1961) «The social sciences and the Chinese historical record», Journal of Asian Studies 20, February 1961, 220-221.

Zhang, Longxi (1992) The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West, Durham: Duke University Press.

Zhang, Longxi (1998b) Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study of China, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Zhang, Longxi (2005) Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Zhang, Longxi (2007) Unexpected Affinities: Reading across Cultures, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Modernism and postmodernism

Arrighi, Giovanni (2007) Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century, Verso.

Arrighi, Giovanni; Hamashita, Takeshi; Selden, Mark (eds.) (2003) The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives, New York: Routledge.

Barmé, Geremie (2000) In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture, New York: Columbia University Press.

Bauman, Zygmunt (1989) Modernity and the Holocaust. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.

Bauman, Zygmunt (2000) Liquid Modernity, Cambridge: Polity.

Bayly, C.A., The Birth of the Modern World: 1780-1914, Blackwells’s, Oxford, 2004.

Bell, D.A. , China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society, Princeton University Press, Princeton 2008.

Brook, Timothy (2008) Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, Bloomsbury Press.

Brook, Timothy; Blue, Gregory (eds.) (2002) China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge, Cambridge University Press.

Chen, Fong-Ching; Jin, Guantao (1997) From Youthful Manuscripts to River Elegy. The Chinese Popular Culture Movement and Political Transformation 1979-1989, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Chen, Xiaomei (2002) Occidentalism. A Theory of Counterdiscourse in Post-Mao China, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Chow, Rey (1993) Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press.

Chow, Rey (1998) Ethics after Idealism: Theory-Culture-Ethnicity-Reading. Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press.

Chow, Rey (2002) The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism, New York; Columbia University Press.

Davies, Gloria (2007) Worrying about China: The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Davies, Gloria (ed. & trans.) (2001) Voicing Concerns: Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry, Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield.

Dirlik, Arif (2001) Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Dirlik, Arif; Zhang, Xudong (2000) Postmodernism and China, Duke University Press.

Fewsmith, Joseph. China since Tiananmen: from Deng Xiaoping to Hu Jintao, 2nd ed., Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Golden, Seán (2006) «Socio-cultural Aspects of the Relationship between the EU and East Asia, with Particular Reference to China», Asia Europe Journal, 4 (2), 265-294.

Goodman, Merle; Lee, Leo Ou-fan. An Intellectual History of Modern China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Heisey, D. Ray (ed.) (2002) Chinese Perspectives in Rhetoric and Communication, Stamford CT: Ablex Publishing.

Hodge, Bob; Louie, Kam. The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture. The Art of Reading Dragons, London, New York: Routledge, 1998.

Kang, David (2007) China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia, Columbia University Press.

Kang, David (2010) East Asia before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute, Columbia University Press.

Kwarteng, Kwasi, Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World, Public Affairs, 2012.

Leonard, Mark. What Does China Think?. HarperCollins, 2008.

Leonard, Mark (ed.), China 3.0, European Council on Foreign Affairs, 2012.

Liu, Kang; & Tang, Xiaobing (1993) Politics, Ideology and Literary Discourse in Modern China. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Polanyi, Karl (1944) The Great Transformation, New York: Rinehart.

Saussy, Haun (2001) Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China, Harvard University Press.

Su, Xiaokang; Wang, Luxiang (1991) Deathsong of the River: A Reader's Guide to the Chinese TV Series Heshang, Richard Bodman & Pin Pin Wan (trads.), Ithaca, NY: East Asia Program, Cornell University.

Wang, Chaohua (ed.). One China, Many Paths, London: Verso, 2003.

Wang, Hui (2003) China’s New Order. Society, Politics, and Economy in Transition, Theodore Huters (ed.), Cambridge, MA & London: Harvard University Press.

Wang, Hui (2010) The End of Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity, Verso.

Wang, Hui (2011) The Politics of Imagining Asia, Theodore Huters (trad.), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Wang, Jing (1996) High Culture Fever: Politics, Aesthetics, and Ideology in Deng's China, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Yang, Xiaobin. The Chinese Postmodern: Trauma and Irony in Chinese Avant-Garde Fiction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.

Zhao, Henry Y.H. (1997) «Post-Isms and Chinese New Conservatism», New Literary History, 28 (1997), 31-44.

Zhao, Tingyang (2006) «Rethinking Empire from a Chinese Concept of “All-under-Heaven (Tian-xia)”», Social Identities, Vol.12, no.1 (January 2006): 29-41.

Zhao, Tingyang (2007) «“Credit Human Rights”: a non-western theory of Universal Human Rights», Social Sciences in China: Journal of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 1, 14-26.

Zhao, Tingyang (2009a) «A Political World Philosophy in terms of “All-under-heaven (Tian-xia)”», Diogenes 2009, 221: 5-18.

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