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The Resource Rectifying God's name : Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law, James D. Frankel

Rectifying God's name : Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law, James D. Frankel

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Rectifying God's name : Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law
Title
Rectifying God's name
Title remainder
Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law
Statement of responsibility
James D. Frankel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Islam first arrived in China more than 1,200 years ago, but for more than a millennium it was perceived as a foreign presence. The restoration of native Chinese rule by the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), after nearly a century of Mongol domination, helped transform Chinese intellectual discourse on ideological, social, political, religious, and ethnic identity. This led to the creation of a burgeoning network of Sinicized Muslim scholars who wrote about Islam in classical Chinese and developed a body of literature known as the Han Kitab. Rectifying God's Name examines the life and work of one of the most important of the Qing Chinese Muslim literati, Liu Zhi (ca. 1660-ca. 1730), and places his writings in their historical, cultural, social, and religio-philosophical context. His Tianfang danli (Ritual law of Islam) represents the most systematic and sophisticated attempt within the Han Kitab corpus to harmonize Islam with Chinese thought. The volume begins by situating Liu Zhi in the historical development of the Chinese Muslim intellectual tradition, examining his sources and influences as well as his legacy. Delving into the contents of Liu Zhi's work, it focuses on his use of specific Chinese terms and concepts, their origins and meanings in Chinese thought, and their correspondence to Islamic principles. A close examination of the Tianfang dianli reveals Liu Zhi's specific usage of the concept of Ritual as a common foundation of both Confucian morality and social order and Islamic piety. The challenge of expressing such concepts in a context devoid of any clear monotheistic principle tested the limits of his scholarship and linguistic finesse. Liu Zhi's theological discussion in the Tianfang dianli engages not only the ancient Confucian tradition, but also Daoism, Buddhism, and even non-Chinese traditions. His methodology reveals an erudite and cosmopolitan scholar who synthesized diverse influences, from Sufism to Neo-Confucianism, and possibly even Jesuit and Jewish sources, into a body of work that was both steeped in tradition and, yet, exceedingly original, epitomizing the phenomenon of Chinese Muslim simultaneity. A compelling and multidimensional study, Rectifying God's Name will be eagerly welcomed by interested readers of Chinese and Islamic religious and social history, as well as students and scholars of comparative religion
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digitized
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K6U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankel, James D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liu, Jielian
  • Liu, Jielian
  • Liu, Jielian
  • Liu, Zhi
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • RELIGION
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • China
  • Konfuzianismus
  • Islam
  • Monotheismus
Label
Rectifying God's name : Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law, James D. Frankel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published with the support of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Liu Zhi -- Chinese Muslim tradition and Liu Zhi's legacy -- Liu Zhi's concepts and terminology -- Ritual as an expression of Chinese-Islamic simultaneity -- The spirit of ritual and the letter of the law -- Allah's Chinese name
Control code
ocn875241142
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861032
Lccn
2010028966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861032
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rbp0
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875241142
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Rectifying God's name : Liu Zhi's Confucian translation of monotheism and Islamic law, James D. Frankel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published with the support of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Liu Zhi -- Chinese Muslim tradition and Liu Zhi's legacy -- Liu Zhi's concepts and terminology -- Ritual as an expression of Chinese-Islamic simultaneity -- The spirit of ritual and the letter of the law -- Allah's Chinese name
Control code
ocn875241142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861032
Lccn
2010028966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861032
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rbp0
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875241142
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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