Michael Ing's The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism is the first monograph in English about the Liji--a text that purports to be the writings of Confucius' immediate disciples, and part of the earliest canon of Confucian texts called ''The Five Classics, '' included in the canon several centuries before the Analects. Ing uses his analysis of the Liji to show how early Confucians coped with situations where their rituals failed to achieve their intended aims. In contrast to most contemporary interpreters of Confucianism, Ing demonstrates that early Confucian texts can be read as arguments for ambiguity in ritual failure.Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, trans. Chu Hsia#39;s Family Rituals: A Twelfth-Century Chinese Manual for the Performance of Cappings, Weddings, Funerals, and Ancestral Rites. ... Encyclopedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com (accessed june 1, 2010). Eno, Robert. ... Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande. Oxford: ... Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter.
|Title||:||The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism|
|Author||:||Michael David Kaulana Ing|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2012-11-15|