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Ching, Julia

Works: 51 works in 232 publications in 8 languages and 7,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: AZ791, 001.20951
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Most widely held works about Julia Ching
Most widely held works by Julia Ching
The records of Ming scholars by Zongxi Huang( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religious thought of Chu Hsi by Julia Ching( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,167 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."--BOOK JACKET
Confucianism and Christianity : a comparative study by Julia Ching( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese religions by Julia Ching( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 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
Christianity and Chinese religions by Hans Küng( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 716 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
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 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 389 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 philosophical letters of Wang Yang-ming by Yangming Wang( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucianism & taoism by Julia Ching( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 165 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 )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 123 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo zong jiao yu Jidu jiao by Hans Küng( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Chinese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhe shi yi wei zhu ming de zhong guo xue zhe tong yi wei zhu ming de de guo xue zhe jiu zhong guo zong jiao wen ti de shu mian dui tan. ta men tao lun le zhong guo zong jiao-ru xue, dao jiao, fo jiao de chan sheng, li lun, xian zhuang he qian tu, cong xian dai ji du jiao shen xue guan dian lai kan ta men de te dian, te bie shi jiang zhi tong xi fang ji du jiao jin xing bi jiao
Zhongguo zong jiao yu xi fang shen xue by Hans Küng( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianisme et religion chinoise by Julia Ching( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wang Yangming by Julia Ching( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qin Jiayi zi xuan ji by Julia Ching( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esperienza cinese e fede cristiana( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Chʻin, Chia-i

Ch'in, Chia-i 1934-2001

Ching, Julia

Qin jia yi 1934-....

Qin, Jiayi

Qin Jiayi 1934-....

Qin, Jiayi 1934-2001

チン, ジュリア

秦, 家懿

秦 家懿 1934-....

秦, 家懿 1934-2001


English (138)

Chinese (24)

German (19)

Italian (7)

Czech (2)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

Korean (1)

Chinese religionsMysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdomDiscovering China : European interpretations in the EnlightenmentConfucianism & taoism