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Wagner, Rudolf G.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 185 publications in 3 languages and 7,493 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rudolf G Wagner
The craft of a Chinese commentator : Wang Bi on the Laozi by Rudolf G Wagner( )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By carefully reconstructing Wang Bi's Laozi text as well as his commentary, this book explores Wang Bi's craft as a scholarly commentator who is also a philosopher in his own right. By situating his work within the context of other competing commentaries and extracting their way of reading the Laozi, this book shows how the Laozi has been approached in many different ways, ranging from a philosophical underpinning for a particular theory of political rule to a guide to techniques of life-prolongation. Amidst his competitors, however, Wang Bi stands out through a literary and philosophical analysis of the Laozi that manages to "use the Laozi to explain the Laozi," rather than imposing an agenda on the text. Through a critical adaptation of several hundred years of commentaries on the classics, Wang Bi reaches a scholarly level in the art of understanding that is unmatched anywhere else in the world."--Jacket
A Chinese reading of the Daodejing : Wang Bi's commentary on the Laozi with critical text and translation by Rudolf G Wagner( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the brightest Chinese minds have used the form of the commentary to open the terse and poetic chapters of the Laozi to their readers and also to develop a philosophy of their own. None has been more sophisticated, philosophically probing, and influential in the endeavor than a young genius of the third century C.E., Wang Bi (226-249). In this book, Rudolf G. Wagner provides a full translation of the Laozi that extracts from Wang Bi's Commentary the manner in which he read the text, as well as a full translation of Wang Bi's Commentary and his essay on the "subtle pointers" of the Laozi. The result is a Chinese reading of the Laozi that will surprise and delight Western readers familiar with some of the many translations of the work."--Jacket
Joining the global public : word, image, and city in early Chinese newspapers, 1870-1910 by Rudolf G Wagner( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary Chinese historical drama : four studies by Rudolf G Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and German and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's "Great Leap Forward" of 1958-1961 was a time of official rejoicing over the achievements of Communism, but it was also a time of immense suffering. Growing dissent among intellectuals stimulated creativity as writers sought to express both their hope for the success of the revolution and their dissatisfaction with the Party leadership and policies
Inside a service trade : studies in contemporary Chinese prose by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within a tightly controlled environment, literature has become the major screen onto which the political class of the People's Republic of China projects some of its battles. This work explores the potential of literary analysis for illuminating the PRC's social, intellectual, and political history, illustrating swings in the Party line with stories, articles, and cartoons from the popular press. This book presents materials hitherto scarcely tapped and should offer new insights to those interested in Chinese literature, Russian and East European literature, and modern social and political history."--Jacket
Chinese encyclopaedias of new global knowledge (1870-1930) : changing ways of thought by Milena Doleželová-Velingerová( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a set of pioneering studies on Chinese encyclopaedias of modern knowledge (1870-1930). At a transitional time when modern knowledge was sought after yet few modern schools were available, these works were crucial sources of information for an entire generation. This volume investigates many of these encyclopaedias, which were never reprinted and are hardly known even to specialists, for the first time. The contributors to this collection all specialize in the period in question and have worked together for a number of years. The resulting studies show that these encyclopaedias open a unique window onto the migration and ordering systems of knowledge across cultural and linguistic borders
Modernity's classics by S. C Humphreys( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past, of the 'classical', and of national heritage. Its scope is global (China, India, Egypt, Iran, Judaism, the Greco-Roman world) and inter-disciplinary (textual philology, history of art and architecture, philosophy, gardening). Its emphasis is on the complexity of the modernization process and of reactions to it: ideas and technologies travelled from India to Iran and from Japan to China, while reactions show tensions between museumization and the recreation of 'presence'. It challenges readers to rethink the assumptions of the disciplines in which they were trained
Reenacting the heavenly vision : the role of religion in the Taiping Rebellion by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, ontology, and political philosophy in China : Wang Bi's scholarly exploration of the dark (xuanxue) by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220 C.E., an entire system of state and intellectual organization fell apart. The brilliant Wang Bi and his generation of young scholars grew up in a no-man's land without teachers and orthodoxy. Defying the established school divisions, they set out on a vigorous and daring new philosophical inquiry which came to be known as Xuanxue, the "Scholarly Exploration of the Dark." They found "subtle pointers" in the Laozi, the Book of Changes, and the Analects of Confucius about the inequity of language and the ensuing need to proceed by "subtle" indications that ultimately led to a philosophy of Being." "In this book, Rudolf G. Wagner shows how Wang Bi's sophisticated analysis of "subtle pointers" in the language of the Laozi developed into an ontology that served as the basis for a political philosophy of the ruler/subject relationship and a guide for the public performance of an enlightened ruler. Wang Bi's work initiated the reading of the Laozi, the Book of Changes and the Analects as philosophical texts and has had a lasting impact on Chinese philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
Literatur und Politik in der Volksrepublik China( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in modern Chinese literature and literary criticism : papers of the Berlin Conference, 1978( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fragen Hui-Yuans an Kumārajīva by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wer erzieht wen : Dokumente zur Revolution im Erziehungswesen der Volksrepublik China by Erhard Neckermann( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wang Bi "Lao Zi zhu" yan jiu = On Wang Bi's commentary of Lao Zi by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatur und Politik in der Volksrepublik China( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : China ; Erzählungen
Supermacht Sowjetunion : Internationale Konferenz der Zeitschrift Befreiung, Pfingsten 1977, Berlin (West) by Rudolf G Wagner( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kai xin nong chang by C. V Kessel( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chang xian duan chao : Cong gu piao de duan qi tou zi zhong qu de chang qi shou yi by Xinxier( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De yi zhi zhi hun = Die deutsche seele by Thea Dorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe gen ju ge zi bu tong de jing li, Cong bu tong shi jiao chu fa, Su ben zhui yuan di tan tao le nong suo zai li shi, Wen hua zhi zhong de de yi zhi zhi hun. Tong guo xiang"wan can", "lü xing ai hao", "nan sheng he chang", "kai che xiao qian", "duo luo"he"si fen wu lie"deng ge zhong ge yang de ding yi qu gan shou de yi zhi ling hun
Qin ai de, wo yong yuan zai ni shen bian( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The craft of a Chinese commentator : Wang Bi on the Laozi
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A Chinese reading of the Daodejing : Wang Bi's commentary on the Laozi with critical text and translationJoining the global public : word, image, and city in early Chinese newspapers, 1870-1910The contemporary Chinese historical drama : four studiesInside a service trade : studies in contemporary Chinese proseLanguage, ontology, and political philosophy in China : Wang Bi's scholarly exploration of the dark (xuanxue)
Alternative Names
Rudolf G. Wagner Duits sinoloog

Rudolf G. Wagner German sinologist

Wagena 1941-

Wagner, Rudolf 1941-

Wagner, Rudolf G.

Wagner, Rudolf-Georg.

Wagner, Rudolf-Georg 1941-

Wagner, Rudolph G. 1941-

رودلف فاغنر

瓦格纳 1941-

魯道夫·瓦格納

Languages
English (93)

German (22)

Chinese (9)