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Durrant, Stephen W. 1944-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 125 publications in 4 languages and 5,068 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Sources  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Academic theses  Fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, win, Other
Classifications: DS734.9.S8, 931
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen W Durrant
The siren and the sage : knowledge and wisdom in ancient Greece and China by Steven Shankman( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative study of what the most influential writers of Ancient Greece and China thought it meant to have knowledge and whether they distinguished knowledge from other forms of wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from the period of roughly the eighth through to the second century BCE, including Homer's ""Odyssey"", the ancient Chinese ""Classic of Poetry"", Thucydides' ""History of the Peloponnesian War"", Sima Qian's ""Records of the Historian"", Plato's ""Symposium"", and Laozi's ""Dao de Jing and the writings of Zhuangzi"". The intention, through such jux
The letter to Ren An & Sima Qian's legacy by Stephen W Durrant( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Surely, a man has but one death. That death may be as heavy as Mount Tai or as light as a goose feather. It is how he uses that death that makes all the difference!' So wrote Sima Qian (first century BCE), author of Record of the Historian (Shiji), the first comprehensive history of China's past, in his 'Letter to Ren An.' In this, the most famous letter in Chinese history, he explains his decision to finish his life's work, the first comprehensive history of the Chinese past, which was begun by his late father, rather than to honorably commit suicide following his castration for 'deceiving the emperor.' The authenticity of the letter, which is included in Sima Qian's biography in Ban Gu's (CE 32-92) History of the Han Dynasty, has been debated for millennia. Is it a genuine piece of writing by Sima Qian addressed to a fellow sufferer who was himself languishing in prison and would die in 91 BCE? Or is it a very early work of literary impersonation whereby Ban Gu or a still earlier author sought to elucidate Sima Qian's reasoning through an epistle? Conceived as a text for Chinese history courses, this compact volume provides a full translation of the letter (along with the original Chinese text) and uses different interpretations of this key document to explore issues in textual history, epistolary culture, Han politics, and Han thought. It shows how ideas about friendship, loyalty, factionalism, and authorship encoded in the letter have far-reaching implications for the study of China"--Provided by publisher
Early China/ancient Greece : thinking through comparisons( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of Sino-Hellenic studies attempts to link the ancient culture of China with that of Greece. Editors Shankman (arts and sciences, U. of Oregon) and Durrant (Chinese, U of Oregon) acknowledge that this emerging field is controversial. Thirteen professors from American universities contribute one chapter a piece for this college-level text
Zuo tradition = Zuozhuan : commentary on the "Spring and autumn annals" by Andrew H Plaks( )

28 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zuo Tradition (Zuozhuan; sometimes called The Zuo Commentary) is China's first great work of history. It consists of two interwoven texts: the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu, a terse annalistic record) and a vast web of narratives and speeches that add context and interpretation to the Annals. Completed by about 300 BCE, it is the longest and one of the most difficult texts surviving from pre-imperial times. It has been as important to the foundation and preservation of Chinese culture as the historical books of the Hebrew Bible have been to the Jewish and Christian traditions. It has shaped notions of history, justice, and the significance of human action in the Chinese tradition, perhaps more so than any comparable work of Latin or Greek historiography with respect to Western civilization. This translation, accompanied by the original text with an introduction and annotations, will finally make Zuozhuan accessible to all"--Provided by publisher
The tale of the Nišan shamaness : a Manchu folk epic( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cloudy mirror : tension and conflict in the writings of Sima Qian by Stephen W Durrant( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GRAND SCRIBE'S RECORDS, VOLUME XI : the memoirs of han china, part iv by Qian Sima( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farm landscape of Whatcom County by Christine Carlson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of textual and grammatical problems in Mo Tzu by Stephen W Durrant( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic effects in the Diels-Alder reaction : towards catalytic chiral auxiliaries by Stephen W Durrant( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early China : thinking through comparisons by Stephen W Durrant( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth claims in Shiji by Stephen W Durrant( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nian shaman-i bithe The tale of the Nian shamaness : a Manchu folk epic( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral criticism : lessons from China by Stephen W Durrant( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early China / Ancient Greek thinking through comparisons( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The theme of family conflict in early Taoist biography by Stephen W Durrant( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Eugene Eoyang]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eugene Eoyang, Lewis Lecturer in the Humanities, discusses his book Coat of many colors
The world of literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zuo tradition ; Zuozhuan : commentary on the "Spring and autumn annals( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Durrant, Stephen.

Durrant, Stephen 1944-

Durrant, Stephen W.

Durrant, Stephen W. 1944-

Durrant, Steven.

Durrant, Steven 1944-

Durrant, Steven W. 1944-

Languages
English (105)

Chinese (4)

Altaic (1)

Manchu (1)