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Author Murata, Sachiko, 1943-

Title Chinese gleams of sufi light : Wang Tai-yü's Great learning of the pure and real and Liu Chih's Displaying the concealment of the real realm ; with a new translation of Lawā'ih from the Persian by William C. Chittick / by Sachiko Murata ; with a foreword by Tu Weiming.

Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  297.40951 MURA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 264 pages ; 24cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Chinese-Language Islam 13 -- Essentials of Islam 14 -- Chinese Language 17 -- Wang Tai-yu 19 -- Liu Chih 24 -- Arabic Translation of Liu Chih's Philosophy 28 -- Translations into Chinese 31 -- Neo-Confucian Background 35 -- 2. Works of Wang Tai-yu 43 -- True Answers 44 -- Real Commentary on the True Teaching 48 -- Adam and Eve: From Chapter Two of the Real Commentary 60 -- Real Solicitude 64 -- 3. Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning 69 -- Chinese Background 70 -- Islamic Concepts 74 -- 4. Great Learning of the Pure and Real 81 -- Synopsis: Comprehensive Statement 84 -- Real One 89 -- Numerical One 93 -- Embodied One 96 -- 5. Liu Chih's Translation of Lawaih 113 -- Oneness of Existence 116 -- Liu Chih's Appropriation of Lawaih 121 -- Translations 126 -- 6. Gleams 128 -- 7. Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm 129.
Summary Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light investigates, for the first time in a Western language, the manner in which the Muslim scholars of China adapted the Chinese tradition to their own needs during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book surveys the 1400-year history of Islam in China and explores why the four books translated from Islamic languages into Chinese before the twentieth century were all Persian Sufi texts. The author also looks carefully at the two most important Muslim authors of books in the Chinese language, Wang Tai-yu and Liu Chih. Murata shows how they assimilated Confucian social teachings and Neo-Confucian metaphysics, as well as Buddhism and Taoism, into Islamic thought.
Other author Chittick, William C.
Jāmī, 1414-1492. Lavāyiḥ. English & Persian.
Wang, Daiyu, active 17th century. Chʻing chen ta hsüeh. English.
Liu, Zhi, approximately 1662-1730. Chen ching chao wei. English.
Subject Wang, Daiyu, active 17th century. Chʻing chen ta hsüeh.
Liu, Zhi, approximately 1662-1730. Chen ching chao wei.
Sufism -- Doctrines.
Islam -- China.
ISBN 0791446379 (alk. paper)
0791446387 (paperback: alk. paper)