Download E-books The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion) PDF

By Randall L. Nadeau

Comprising the main up to date, interdisciplinary examine at the research of chinese language spiritual ideals and cultural practices, this quantity explores the wealthy and complicated non secular and philosophical traditions that experience constructed and flourished in a single of the world's oldest civilizations.

• Covers the most chinese language traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in addition to Christianity and Islam
• incorporates a targeted organizational constitution, with teams of readings desirous about old, traditions-based, and topical components of chinese language religion
• Explores a couple of modern non secular issues, together with gender, nature, asceticism, fabric tradition, and gods and spirits
• Brings jointly a workforce of authors who're specialists of their sub-fields, offering readers with the most recent learn in a quickly turning out to be discipline


“This e-book is what lecturers and scholars of chinese language religions were watching for. Divided into 3 elements: old survey, the traditions and significant phrases for the examine of chinese language religions, it represents a such a lot accomplished and while innovative scholarship in this topic. even if one makes use of it because the basic textbook or including an anthology of basic resources, this quantity will turn out to be an essential companion”. —Chün-fang Yü, Columbia University

About the Author
Randall L. Nadeau is Chair of the dept of faith and Professor of East Asian Religions at Trinity collage, Texas. He has released generally on such issues as renowned spiritual literature, deity cults, and folks faith in either China and Japan, in addition to method within the examine of faith, particularly Buddhism and well known non secular events.

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A vintage advent to Latin literature, with translations of the easiest passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and lots of others.

This vintage anthology strains the improvement of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire similar to Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. the decisions disguise comedy and epic, heritage and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and every passage is prefaced through an creation to the writer and his effect. The translators variety throughout heritage from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries. the result's a large and wonderful review of the civilization of Rome and its Empire--an perfect advent to Latin literature.

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“Food writing spans centuries and philosophies. . . . in the end there’s a Norton Anthology with the entire most vital works.”―Eater

Edited by means of influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning eating place critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers meals writing of literary contrast and monstrous old sweep into one groundbreaking quantity. starting with the taboos of the previous testomony and the tastes of historic Rome, and together with shuttle essays, polemics, memoirs, and poems, the publication is split into sections reminiscent of “Food Writing via History,” “At the family members Hearth,” “Hunger video games: The satisfaction and Dread of Eating,” “Kitchen Practices,” and “Food Politics.”

Selections from writings by way of Julia baby, Anthony Bourdain, invoice Buford, Michael Pollan, Molly O’Neill, Calvin Trillin, and Adam Gopnik, in addition to works by way of authors now not frequently linked to gastronomy―Maxine Hong Kingston, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Hemingway, Chekhov, and David Foster Wallace―enliven and increase this complete anthology. “We reside within the golden age of nutrition writing,” pronounces Ruth Reichl in her preface to this savory dinner party of literature, vital for any nutrition lover. Eating Words exhibits how correct she is.

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