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Ching, Julia

Works: 61 works in 300 publications in 8 languages and 8,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR128.C43, 291
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Most widely held works by Julia Ching
Confucianism and Christianity : a comparative study by Julia Ching( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and Chinese religions by Hans Küng( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Küng, world-renowned theologian, sees the wisdom religions of China as the third great religious orientation of the world alongside the Semitic prophetic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the mystical religions of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. In this book, Dr. Julia Ching, Shanghai-horn scholar and professor of religious studies at the University of Toronto, presents these Chinese religions in all their complexity, followed by an analysis from a Christian perspective by Dr. Küng. For centuries, Western interpreters of the Chinese have argued that they are not a religious people, citing their practical morality as evidence of a humanism without transcendence. However, thorough historical evidence indicates a surviving religious folk culture incorporating age-old rituals with striking similarities to the ancient traditions of Judaism and Christianity. These eminent scholars trace the significance of religious traditions on the history of China and give compelling glimpses of the effect of Chinese spirituality on Western society. They open our eyes to a world that is not so separate and foreign as the West once imagined.--From publisher description
Chinese religions by Julia Ching( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Religions is the most comprehensive and concise work available on the subject. It is written in a clear accessible style, for students and teachers alike
Probing China's soul : religion, politics, and protest in the People's Republic by Julia Ching( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author probes the soul of China starting with the formation of the Communist Party in Shanghai in 1921. She distinguishes clearly between the legacy of Chinese tradition and the innovations of Marxism. Outlines the power struggles under Mai Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, the causes and effects of the Cultural Revolution, the nature of both dissent and its repression in China and the student protests, and the feasibility of Chinese democracy
To acquire wisdom : the way of Wang Yang-ming by Julia Ching( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdom by Julia Ching( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Julia Ching offers a magisterial survey of over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism. She investigates the sage-king myth and ideal, and analyses the various skills that have been required as qualifications of leadership. She argues that institutions of kingship were bound up with cultivation of trance states and communication with spirits. Over time, these associations were retained, though sidelined, as the sage-king myth became a model for the actual ruler, with a messianic appeal for the ruled. As a paradigm, it also became appropriated by private individuals who strove for wisdom without becoming kings. As the Confucian tradition interacted with the Taoist and the Buddhist, the religious character of spiritual and mystical cultivation became more pronounced. But the sage-king idea continued, promoting expectation of benevolent despotism rather than democratisation in Chinese civilisation."--Jacket
The records of Ming scholars by Zongxi Huang( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religious thought of Chu Hsi by Julia Ching( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recognized as one of the greatest philosophers in classical China, Chu Hsi (1130-1200) is known in the West primarily through translations of one of his many works, the Chin-ssu Lu. In this volume, Julia Ching offers the first book-length examination of Chu Hsi's religious thought, based on extensive reading of both primary and secondary sources."--Jacket
The philosophical letters of Wang Yang-ming by Yangming Wang( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering China : European interpretations in the Enlightenment by Julia Ching( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucianism & taoism by Julia Ching( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central doctrine of Confucianism is ren, which means goodness, benevolence, humanity, and kind heartedness. Related teachings include loyalty, respect and consideration, propriety, reciprocity, neighborliness, and love. The major work about Confucius is the Analects. The two major ancient Daoist texts are Laozi (also called Daodejing) and Zhuangzi; both are named after their purported authors. The texts and over 1,000 additional volumes of scripture comprise the Daoist canon, called Daozang. Important interpreters of Daoist teachings have been Wang Bi (3rd cent, CE), Guo Xiang (3rd - 4th cent. CE), and others including the Heavenly Masters sect (2nd cent. CE under Zhang Ling), and later Perfect Truth sect. Daoism has become better known in the West only since 1937
Sages and filial sons : mythology and archaeology in ancient China( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral enlightenment : Leibniz and Wolff on China by Julia Ching( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wang Yangming by Julia Ching( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhi su wang yang ming ben ren de dui hua he zhu shu,You qian ru shen,Tan tao ta de si xiang jing sui:wang yang ming chuang li de ti xi jiu jing shi"ru"hai shi"shan"?Wang yang ming qi ren shi"sheng"hai shi"fan"?Dui yang ming zhi xue gai ru he zong ti ping jia?Zuo zhe jun you ming que,Jing dang de ping shu
Zhongguo zong jiao yu xi fang shen xue by Hans Küng( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Chinese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shang xia qiu suo zhong guo hun by Julia Ching( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De guo zhe xue jia lun zhong guo by Julia Ching( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qin Jiayi zi xuan ji by Julia Ching( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ru yu Ye by Julia Ching( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To acquire wisdom : the way of Wang Yang-ming by Julia Ching( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of Wang Yang-ming's philosophy, considered as a "Way" of acquiring wisdom and sage-hood, based on his central insight into the nature of (mind-and-heart), the fundamental principle of all human activity which is capable of determining and of perfecting itself through its intuitive knowledge of the good, at once inborn and acquired. The "Introduction" indicates the broad problem of the quest for wisdom, and of the question of "correctness" of approach and "orthodoxy" of thought which arises, in the context of traditional Chinese philosophy. The first chapter defines the so-called "Confucian Way" as a quest for wisdom, with the latter consisting of the attainment of consciousness of the unity of man with all. things, and of the realisation of a high moral character. It speaks of Han Yu's effort to "restore" Confucian learning, and especially of the Neo-Confucian synthesis accomplished by Chu His. A brief description of Wang Yang-ming as man and philosopher follows, with special emphasis on his interior evolution. His philosophy is then presented in its gradual development, through an analysis of his teachings of hsin, leading up, after exchanges with certain of his contemporary thinkers, to the discovery of his method of acquiring wisdom through the "extension of liang-chih (knowledge of the good)". The deeper implications of his thought and method are then discussed, expecialy his teaching of the "unity of all things". His expressed attitudes concerning Taoism and Buddhism are also studied, revealing his readiness to accept truth and goodness or "orthodoxy". The concluding chapter offers a critique of his philosophy, evaluating his attempt to solve the basic problem of the acquisition of wisdom, and indicating certain unresolved ambiguities which he has left behind
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Chinese religions
Alternative Names
Chʻin, Chia-i

Ch'in, Chia-i 1934-

Chʻin, Chia-i 1934-2001

Ching, Julia

Ching, Julia 1934-2001

Ching, Julia Chia I.

Ching, Julia Chia Y.

Jing, Julia 1934-2001

Julia Ching Canadees hooglerares (1934-2001)

Julia Ching kanadische Sinologin chinesischer Herkunft, Professorin für Religion, Philosophie und Ostasienwissenschaften

Qin jia yi 1934-....

Qin, jia yi 1934-2001

Qin, Jiayi

Qin Jiayi 1934-....

Qin, Jiayi 1934-2001

진가의 1934-2001

칭, 줄리아

チン, ジュリア

秦, 家懿

秦 家懿 1934-....

秦, 家懿 1934-2001


秦家懿 1934-2001

English (159)

Chinese (55)

German (12)

Italian (4)

Japanese (3)

Korean (3)

French (2)

Czech (2)

Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdomThe religious thought of Chu HsiDiscovering China : European interpretations in the EnlightenmentConfucianism & taoism