Timing and Rulership in Master Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals (Lushi Chunqiu)
by James D. Sellmann


Overview - Master L 's Spring and Autumn Annals (L shi chunqiu) inspired the king who united the warring states to become China's first emperor. In this work on the L shi chunqiu, author James D. Sellmann finds that the concept of "proper timing" makes the work's diverse philosophies coherent. He discusses the life and times of its author, L Buwei, and the structure of the work. Sellmann also analyzes the role of human nature, the justification of the state, and the significance of cosmic, historical, and personal timing in the L shi chunqiu. An organic instrumentalist position begins to emerge from the diverse theories of the L shi chunqiu. In conclusion, Sellmann looks at the implications of the syncretic philosophies of the L shi chunqiu for contemporary conceptions of time, human nature, political order, and social and environmental ethics.

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Overview
Master L 's Spring and Autumn Annals (L shi chunqiu) inspired the king who united the warring states to become China's first emperor. In this work on the L shi chunqiu, author James D. Sellmann finds that the concept of "proper timing" makes the work's diverse philosophies coherent. He discusses the life and times of its author, L Buwei, and the structure of the work. Sellmann also analyzes the role of human nature, the justification of the state, and the significance of cosmic, historical, and personal timing in the L shi chunqiu. An organic instrumentalist position begins to emerge from the diverse theories of the L shi chunqiu. In conclusion, Sellmann looks at the implications of the syncretic philosophies of the L shi chunqiu for contemporary conceptions of time, human nature, political order, and social and environmental ethics.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780791452318
  • ISBN-10: 079145231X
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publish Date: March 2002
  • Page Count: 277
  • Shipping Weight: 1.08 pounds

Series: Suny Chinese Philosophy and Culture

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