Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East by Anthony C. Yu PDF

By Anthony C. Yu

ISBN-10: 0231143265

ISBN-13: 9780231143264

Throughout his educational profession, Anthony C. Yu has hired a comparative method of literary research that can pay cautious consciousness to the non secular and philosophical parts of chinese language and Western texts. His mastery of either canons is still unrivaled within the box, and his colossal wisdom of the contexts that gave upward push to every culture offers the principles for excellent comparative scholarship.

In those essays, Yu explores the overlap among literature and faith in chinese language and Western literature. He opens with a crucial strategy for touching on texts to faith and follows with numerous essays that practice this method of unmarried texts in discrete traditions: the Greek faith in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; historical chinese language philosophical idea in Laozi; and chinese language non secular syncretism in The trip to the West.

Yu's essays juxtapose chinese language and Western texts& mdash; Cratylus subsequent to Xunzi, for instance& mdash;and talk about their courting to language and matters, akin to liberal Greek schooling opposed to common schooling in China. He compares a particular Western textual content and faith to a particular chinese language textual content and faith. He considers the Divina Commedia within the context of Catholic theology along the adventure to the West because it pertains to chinese language syncretism, united via the subject matter of pilgrimage. but Yu's concentration is not completely tied to the classics. He additionally considers the fight for human rights in China and the way this subject pertains to old chinese language social notion and glossy notions of rights within the West.

"In almost each high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo& mdash;Christian, the literary culture has constructed in intimate& mdash;indeed, usually intertwining-relation to spiritual concept, perform, establishment, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a tremendous step towards unraveling this complexity, revealing throughout the expert remark of texts the intense intimacy among supposedly disparate languages and cultures.

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