The Spirit of Wang Yangming's Philosophy (Hardback)
The Realms of Being and Non-Being
A masterpiece in the study of Wang Yangming's (1472-1529) philosophy, this book adopts a holistic approach, integrating philosophical history, comparative philosophy, cultural research and historical documents. The book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of Wang's philosophy at different stages throughout its maturation so as to sketch the essential character and grand picture of Wang's philosophy. As a systematic study of Wang's philosophy, this monograph boasts a broad perspective, profound discourse and substantial historical data. It is a perfect manifestation of the author's academic accomplishment and presents the readers with a panorama of Wang's studies. Although the book is focused primarily on Wang, its scope and methodology carry great implications for the study of Song and Ming Confucianism and even ancient Chinese philosophy as a whole.