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Ames, Roger T. 1947-

Works: 110 works in 351 publications in 2 languages and 23,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Host, Conductor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PL2478, 181.09512
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Publications about Roger T Ames
Publications by Roger T Ames
Most widely held works by Roger T Ames
Thinking through Confucius by David L Hall( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Thinking Through Confucius critically interprets the conceptual structure underlying Confucius' philosophical reflections. It also investigates "thinking," or "philosophy" from the perspective of Confucius. That authors suggest that an examination of Chinese philosophy may provide an alternative definition of philosophy that can be used to address some of the pressing issues of the Western cultural tradition
The art of rulership : a study in ancient Chinese political thought by Roger T Ames( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Roger Ames first traces the evolution of five key concepts in early Chinese political philosophy and then analyzes these concepts as they are developed in The Art of Rulership. The Art of Rulership is Book Nine of the Huai Nan Tzu, an anthology of diverse and far-ranging contents compiled under the patronage of Liu An (prince of Huai Nan) and presented to the court of Wu Ti during the first century of the Former Han (perhaps as early as 140 B.C.). Ames demonstrates that the political theory contained in The Art of Rulership shares an underlying sympathy with precepts of Taoist and Confucian origin, and contains a systematic political philosophy that is not only unique but compelling. The book presents a political theory that tempers lofty ideals with functional practicability. While the spirit of the work is strongly Taoist and Confucian, this spirit is provided with a Legalist political framework in which it can be implemented, nurtured, and cultivated
Nature in Asian traditions of thought : essays in environmental philosophy by J. Baird Callicott( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
The essential Confucius : the heart of Confucius' teachings in authentic I ching order : a compendium of ethical wisdom by Confucius( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 625 libraries worldwide
"Here is a translation of the recorded thoughts and deeds that best remember Confucius - informed for the first time by the manuscript version found at Dingzhou in 1973, a partial text dating to 55 b.c.e. and only made available to the scholarly world in 1997. Based on the earliest Analects yet discovered, this translation provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture - and clearly illuminates the spirit and mind-set of Confucius."--BOOK JACKET. "Based on the latest research and complete with both Chinese and English texts, this revealing translation serves both as an excellent introduction to Confucian thought and as an authoritative addition to sophisticated debate."--Jacket
Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts by Sunzi( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war. From the Hardcover edition
Anticipating China : thinking through the narratives of Chinese and Western culture by David L Hall( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation by Roger T Ames( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
This brand new translation with commentary by two well-known scholars in the field will shed important light on one of the most influential philosophical documents in history--the ancient bamboo scrolls discovered in 1995 in China
Thinking from the Han : self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western culture by David L Hall( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Yuan Dao : tracing Dao to its source ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Yuan Dao is a subversive document that challenged the autocratic aspirations of one of China's most powerful emperors. Its presentation set in motion a family tragedy in which the compiler, the most celebrated patron of literature of his age, fell victim to the expansionist politics of his uncle, the "Martial" emperor. Yuan Dao, complete here with English translation and critical Chinese text, is a remarkable distillation of earlier Daoist ideas found in the popular Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) and Shuangzi (Chuang-tzu) texts
Self as person in Asian theory and practice by Roger T Ames( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Emotions in Asian thought : a dialogue in comparative philosophy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
This book broadens the inquiry into emotion to comprehend a comparative cultural outlook. It begins with an overview of recent work in the West, and then proceeds to the main business of scrutinizing various relevant issues from both Asian and comparative perspectives. Finally, Robert Solomon comments and summarizes
Wandering at ease in the Zhuangzi by Roger T Ames( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"Chinese philosophy specialists examine the Zhuangzi, a third century B.C.E. Daoist classic, in this collection of interpretive essays. The Zhuangzi is a celebration of human creativity - its language is lucid and opaque; its images are darkly brilliant; its ideas are seriously playful. Without question, it is one of the most challenging achievements of human literary culture. Thematically, the Zhuangzi offers diverse insights into how to develop an appropriate and productive attitude to one's life in this world. Resourced over the centuries by Chinese artists and intellectuals alike, this text has provoked a commentarial tradition that rivals any masterpiece of world literature."--Jacket
Self and deception : a cross-cultural philosophical enquiry ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
This volume contains essays by a range of distinguished philosophers on the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception. The work proceeds from the assumption that changing constructions of self within Western cultures, and alternative notions of self in other cultures requires that we rethink traditional strategies for explaining the phenomenon of self-deception. The concept of self is central to any sustained inquiry into self-deception, the pertinent issue being what sort of self is victim (or beneficiary) of self-deception. Several of the authors here base their thinking on the model of "other-deception," and include discussion of the notions of double selves, multiple selves, and subsystems of the self, to address this troubling problem. Other authors argue that "other-deception" is not an adequate or reliable model to guide our thinking on this issue. The psychological and moral dimensions of self-deception generate a rich discussion, as do its epistemic implications. The concept of emotionality also receives sustained attention
The democracy of the dead : Dewey, Confucius, and the hope for democracy in China by David L Hall( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Confucian cultures of authority ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"This volume examines the values that have historically guided the negotiation of identity, both practical and ideal, in Chinese Confucian culture, considers how these values play into the conception and exercise of authority, and assesses their contemporary relevance in a rapidly globalizing world. Included are essays that explore the rule of ritual in classical Confucian political discourse; parental authority in early medieval tales; authority in writings on women; authority in the great and long-beloved folk novel of China Journey to the West; and the anti-Confucianism of Lu Xun, the twentieth-century writer and reformer. By examining authority in cultural context, these essays shed considerable light on the continuities and contentions underlying the vibrancy of Chinese culture. While of interest to individual scholars and students, the book also exemplifies the merits of a thematic (rather than geographic or area studies) approach to incorporating Asian content throughout the curriculum. This approach provides increased opportunities for cross-cultural comparison and a forum for encouraging values-centered conversation in the classroom."--Publisher's website
Focusing the familiar : a translation and philosophical interpretation of the Zhongyong by Roger T Ames( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Self as image in Asian theory and practice ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"This is the third in a series dealing with the concept of self and its importance in understanding Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures. The authors examine the relationship between self and image and its significance in attaining a deeper knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures." "By examining both classical and contemporary works associated with China, India, and Japan, the authors seek, on the one hand, to demonstrate the intricate relationship between self and image and, on the other, to make use of that relationship to further our understanding of these cultures."--Jacket
The Chinese classic of family reverence : a philosophical translation of the Xiaojing by Henry Rosemont( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Confucian role ethics : a vocabulary by Roger T Ames( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Xu Bing and contemporary Chinese art : cultural and philosophical reflections ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ames, Roger 1947-
An-le-che 1947-
An, Le zhe 1947-
An, Lezhe
An, Lezhe 1947-
An, Yue zhe 1947-
An, Yuezhe 1947-
Anlezhe 1947-
Anyuezhe 1947-
安, 樂哲 1947-
安樂哲 1947-
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Chinese (7)
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