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Harvard East Asian Series 101

Wang Kuo-wei

An Intellectual Biography

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$95.00 • £76.95 • €85.50

ISBN 9780674945944

Publication Date: 04/25/1986


314 pages

2 photos, 1 chart

Harvard East Asian Series


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Prologue: The 1890s Generation
  • 2. The Early Years
  • 3. Wang as Educational Critic
  • 4. Declaration of Principles
  • 5. The Critical Philosophy
  • 6. The Philosophy of Metaphysical Pessimism
  • 7. Analysis of Dream of the Red Chamber
  • 8. Disillusionment with Philosophy
  • 9. The Aesthetic Education of Man
  • 10. Wang’s Lyrics, Lyric Criticism, and Mature Aesthetic Theory
  • 11. Critique of Yuan Drama
  • 12. Conservative Commitments
  • 13. Archaeological Enthusiasms
  • 14. Wang as Shang Genealogist
  • 15. The Later Years
  • 16. Epilogue: Across the Barriers of Culture and Time
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

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