Ames, Roger T., viii
bamboo texts (from Guodian), viii, 189–90
on bodily cultivation, 192–93
chapter nineteen in, 204–7
contents of, 192, 195
heterogeneity of, 195–96
and Mawangdui manuscripts, differences between, 204–7
on nonaction, 192–93
as political Daoism, 193
punctuation and order in, 190–91
question of authorship, 193–96
shen in, 192
and textus receptus, 190
differences between, 205–7
on wu wei, 193
Book of Changes, 84, 100, 184
on good and bad luck, 134
Chan, Wing-tsit, viii, 199, 201
Chen Guying, viii
Chu culture, imagery of, xiv–xv
Confucianism, 80
on de, 90
on family, 126
political ideal in, 184
ritual in, 12
virtues in, 90
critique of, 46–49
Confucius, 193–94
Analects, 56, 66, 112
contractual tallies, in ancient China, 182
as barren desert, 53
as circular, 62–63, 96, 108
as co-emergent, 52
as course of nature, 18
as cyclical, 122
dark efficacy of, 121
as dark source, 52
dark unity of, 131
and De, relation between, 120
and desire, 3
and divine ancestors, 10–11
duality of, 100
efficacy of, 90, 93, 98–99
emptiness of, 10–11, 34, 37, 96, 100
as father, 52–53
as feminine, 96
as generative, 96–97, 120–22
as “great image,” 84–85
having/not having in, 5
as hub of wheel, 34, 100
human dealings with, 98–99
as inexhaustible, 16–17
leveling effect of, 10–11
as mother, 52, 62–63, 122–23, 160
as nameless, 62–63, 78–79, 83, 89, 98–99, 130
and names, 3, 5
and nature, 18, 56
“negative” qualities of, 108–9
as nonpresence, 104
nonqualities of, 84–85, 88
oneness of, 34, 37, 94–95, 100, 103
and opposites, 4, 6, 68, 71
as paradoxical, 86–97, 96, 98
and permanence, 3–6, 122
presence/not presence in, 5, 96– 97
and reproduction, 100


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