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Ames, Roger T. 1947-

Works: 111 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 25,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Host, Conductor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: U101, 355.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger T Ames
Self as body in Asian theory and practice by Roger T Ames( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member 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
Thinking through Confucius by David L Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member 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 war by Wu Sun( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 871 WorldCat member 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
The art of rulership : a study in ancient Chinese political thought by Roger T Ames( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation by Laozi( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuan Dao : tracing Dao to its source( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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
Emotions in Asian thought : a dialogue in comparative philosophy by Joel Marks( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member 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
Self and deception : a cross-cultural philosophical enquiry by Roger T Ames( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member 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
Wandering at ease in the Zhuangzi by Roger T Ames( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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
The democracy of the dead : Dewey, Confucius, and the hope for democracy in China by David L Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will democracy figure prominently in China's future' If so, what kind of democracy' In this insightful and thought-provoking book, David Hall and Roger Ames explore such questions and, in the course of answering them, look to the ideas of John Dewey and Confucius. Those most sanguine about the future of Chinese-Western relations presume that a modernized China will be essentially westernized as well. They believe that in order to enter the family of nations China must be transformed into a liberal democracy, complete with free enterprise capitalism and rational technologies. Only in this manner, so this argument goes, can there be hope for increased rights and freedoms for the individual Chinese. Contrary to this view, the authors argue that it is a mistake to equate modernization with westernization and to believe that individualist, rights-based democracy and its economic and technological accouterments are inevitable consequences of civilized development. Modernity, the authors claim, far from being a universal expression of the human spirit, is a peculiarly Western invention which must be adapted significantly if it is to be useful in a Chinese environment. In The Democracy of the Dead, Hall and Ames argue for the viability of the traditional Chinese cultural sensibility and claim that the China which may well come to dominate the global culture of the twenty-first century will not be a society of increasingly rugged individuals, nor will it be the Netscaped, McDonaldized Theme Park of which Western entrepreneurs have begun to dream. Rather, China is likely to maintain far more of its traditional character than most now suspect possible, and will, therefore, enter the modernworld largely on its own terms. Hall and Ames argue that accommodating the legitimate desires of the Chinese people will require the promotion of a communitarian form of democracy seriously at odds with the liberal democratic model which dominates Western democracies. This will best be accomplished by appealing to the communitarian strain of thought within our own tradition. To this end the authors offer John Dewey's theory of democracy, that of the "communicating community", as the vision which is best suited to engage the realities of Chinese social practice and to promote the realization of a Confucian democracy in China
Confucian cultures of authority : edited by Peter D. Hershock and Roger T. Ames( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The Zhongyong -- translated here as Focusing the Familiar -- has been regarded as a document of enormous wisdom for more than two millennia and is one of Confucianism's most sacred and seminal texts. With this new translation Roger Ames and David Hall provide a distinctly philosophical interpretation of the Zhongyong, remaining attentive to the semantic and conceptual nuances of the text to account for its central place within classical Chinese literature. They present the text in such a way as to provide Western philosophers and other intellectuals access to a set of interpretations and arguments that offer new insights into issues and concerns common to both Chinese and Western thinkers. In addition to the annotated translation, a glossary of terms gives in concise form important senses of the terms that play a key role in the argument of the Zhongyong. An appendix addresses some of the more technical issues relevant to the understanding of both the history of the text and the history of itsEnglish translations
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 Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucian role ethics : a vocabulary by Roger T Ames( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xu Bing and contemporary Chinese art : cultural and philosophical reflections( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value and values : economics and justice in an age of global interdependence by East West Philosophers' Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He er bu tong : Zhongguo xian dai wen xue pian lun by Zhixi Xie( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu suo shou wen zhang fen san ge bu fen. di yi bu fen shou de dou shi guan yu chuang jian zhong guo jie shi xue wen ti de lun wen. di er bu fen dou shi tao lun wen hua wen ti de, qi zhong you tao lun wen hua chong tu wen ti de, you tao lun wen hua wu du wen ti de ; you tao lun zhong guo chuan tong wen hua jia zhi de deng deng ; di san bu fen " yong jing zhi zhi ", da ti shang shi you gan er fa, cong zhong ke yi kan chu wo suo si kao de yu dang qian xue shu fa zhan you
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Thinking through Confucius
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-

English (196)

Chinese (18)

Thinking through ConfuciusThe art of warThe art of rulership : a study in ancient Chinese political thoughtNature in Asian traditions of thought : essays in environmental philosophyAnticipating China : thinking through the narratives of Chinese and Western cultureDao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translationThinking from the Han : self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western cultureYuan Dao : tracing Dao to its source