Chinese Intellectual History

An Extended Bibliography

Middle Period

Holzman, Donald. Poetry and Politics: The Life and Works of Juan Chi, A.D. 210-263. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Chen, Jinhua. Philosopher, Practitioner, Politician: The Many Lives of Fazang (643-712). Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Chiu-Duke, Josephine. To Rebuild the Empire: Lu Chih’s Confucian Pragmatist Approach to the Mid-T’ang Predicament. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Hartman, Charles. Han Yu and the T'ang Search for Unity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Chen, Jo-shui. Liu Tsung-yuan and Intellectual Change in T'ang China, 773-819. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Barrett, T. H. Li Ao: Buddhist, Taoist or Neo-Confucian? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Gregory, Peter. Tsung-mi and the Sinification of Buddhism. Princeton University Press, 1991.

Ji, Xiaobin. Politics and Conservatism in Northern Song China: The Career and Thought of Sima Guang (1019-1086). New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

Tillman, Hoyt Cleveland. Confucian Discourse and Chu Hsi's Ascendancy. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.

Tillman, Hoyt Cleveland. Utilitarian Confucianism: Ch’en Liang's Challenge to Chu Hsi. Cambridge: Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1982.

Late Imperial Era

Koh, Khee Heong. A Northern Alternative: Xue Xuan (1389-1464) and the Hedong School. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011.

Chu, Hung-lam. “Ch'iu Chun (1421 - 1495) and the ‘Ta-Hsueh Yen-I-Pu’: Statecraft Thought in Fifteenth Century China.” PhD Diss., Princeton University, 1984.

Kim, Youngmin. "Luo Qinshun (1465-1547) and His Intellectual Context." T'oung Pao, vol. 89, no. 4-5 (2003): 367-441.

Tu Wei-ming. Neo-Confucian Thought in Action: Wang Yang-ming's Youth (1472-1509). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Ong, Chang Woei. Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016.

Byrant, Daniel. The Great Recreation: Ho Ching-ming (1483-1521) and His World. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Yu, Chun-fang. The Renewal of Buddhism in China: Chu-hung and the Late Ming Synthesis. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981.

Ch’ien, Edward T. Chiao Hung and the Restructuring of Neo-Confucianism in the Late Ming. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.

Ronnie, Hsia. A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci, 1552-1610. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Standaert, Nicolas. Yang Tingyun: Confucian and Christian in Late Ming China. Leiden: Brill, 1987.

Greenbaum, Jamie. Chen Jiru (1558-1639): The Background to, Development and Subsequent Uses of Literary Personae. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Xu, Sufeng. “The Courtesan as Famous Scholar: The Case of Wang Wei (ca. 1598-ca. 1647).” T'oung Pao, vol. 105, no. 5-6 (2019), 587-630.

McGuire, Beverley. Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Peterson, Willard. Bitter Gourd: Fang I-chih and the Impetus for Intellectual Change. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Peterson, Willard. “The Life of Ku Yen-wu (1613-1682),” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, vol. 28, (1968): 114-156 and vol. 29, (1969): 201-247.

Black, Alison. Men and Nature in the Thought of Wang Fu-chih. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1989.

Yang, Jui-sung. Body, Ritual and Identity: A New Interpretation of the Early Qing Confucian Yan Yuan (1635-1704). Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2016.

Ng, On-cho. Cheng-Zhu Confucianism in the Early Qing: Li Guangdi (1642-1718) and Qing Learning. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Huang, Chin-shing. Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Murata, Sachiko. The Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2009.

Rowe, William. Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth- Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.

Hu, Minghui. China’s Transition to Modernity: The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2015.

Sela, Ori. China's Philological Turn: Scholars, Textualism, and the Dao in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Nivison, David. Life and Thought of Chang Hsueh-ch'eng. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1966.

Wei, Betty Peh-t'i. Ruan Yuan, 1764-1849: The Life and Work of a Major Scholar-Official in Nineteenth-Century China Before the Opium War. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Wu, Guo. Zheng Guanying: Merchant reformer of Late Qing China and His Influence on Economics, Politics, and Society. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2010.

Levenson, Joseph R. Liang Ch'i Ch'ao and the Mind of Modern China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959.

Chang, Hao. Liang Ch'i-ch'ao and Intellectual Transition in China, 1890-1907. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.