The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

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Columbia University Press, 2000 - 741 sider

Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future.

Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.

 

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Divinations and Inscriptions 1 A Late Shang Divination Record 2 A Bronze Inscription of the Western Chou 3 The Book of Changes of the Chou Pe...
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An Early Commentary on the Classic of Changes
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Philosophy Thought and Religion
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Attributed to Kuan Chung Kuan Tzu Duties of the Student 6 Anonymous Confucian Analects Book 2
17
Meng Ko Mencius Bull Mountain and Fish and Bears Paws
21
Tao te ching
32
Attributed to Lieh Yukou Lieh Tzu The Stupid Old Man Who Moved a Mountain
37
The Sins of Mahadeva
39
Anonymous Crows on City Walls a Childrens Ditty from the Early Years of the Reign of the Later Han Emperor Huan
248
Anonymous or attributed to Tsai Yung Watering Horses at a 249 139 Tsao Tsao Song on Enduring the Cold
249
Fu Hsuan Pity Me
251
Anonymous Midnight Songs
253
Anonymous A Peacock Southeast Flew
255
Pao Chao Magic Cinnabar
265
Pao Linghui Added to a Letter Sent to a Traveler
266
Anonymous The Ballad of Mulan
267

Criticism and Theory 12 Hsiao Tung Preface to Literary Selections 13 Hsieh Ho Preface to Record of the Classification of Old Painters xvii xxvii xxi...
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Classical Poetij7
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Chu Kuanghsi The Streets of Changan
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Ssukung Shu In Illness Dismissing My Singing Girl
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Shihhou Pointed Out to Me That from Ancient Times
117
Lu Yu The Merchants Joy
123
Chao Mengfu To a Pyrotechnist
125
Yang Weichen Mating
126
Ni Tsan Inscribed on a Painting by Myself
127
Kao Chi Written on Seeing the Flowers and Remembering My Daughter
128
Silkworm Song of Torchlit Fields
129
Shen Chou The Taoist Huang Has Died of Alcoholism
130
Chu YUnming A Fan from Korea
131
Wang Chiussu Ba11ad of Selling a Child
132
Ho Chingming Ballad of the Government Granary Clerk
133
Huang E Title Lost
134
Kaihsien A Parable
135
Earthquake
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Hsu Wei A Buddhist Monk Cut and Burned His Own Flesh to Make the Rains Stopa Man from His Native Place Asked Me to Write a Poem to Send t...
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A Kite
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Mo Shihlung Saying Goodbye to a Singing Gir1 Who Has Decided to Become a Nun
139
YUan Hungtao The Slowly Slowly Poem
140
On Receiving My Letter of Termination
141
Wu Li Singing of the Source of Holy Church
143
Wang Shihchen Medicine
144
Cheng Hsieh Song of Surfing on the Bore
145
Lyrics and Arias 85 Attributed to Li Po A Suite in the Chingping Mode
147
Magpie on the Branch a Lyric from Tunhuang
149
Memories of the South a Spring Lyric After Po Chriyi
150
The Bodhisattva Foreigner
151
Offering Congratulations to the Enlightened Reign
152
The Crows Nocturna1 Cry
153
New Bounty of Royalty
154
A Thousand Autumns
161
swear off drinking he warns the wine cup to go away
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Liu Tsungyuan Preface to the Foolish Brook Poems 353
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HeavenCleansed Sands Autumn
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Anonymous In the Chung Mode to the Tune of Pu Tien Lo
182
Ali Hsiying Lazy Clouds Nest 1 and 2
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Moon Over West River
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Happily Flitting Oriole From Music of Harmonious Heaven in Reverent Thanks to the Lord of Heaven
189
Sand of SilkWashing Brook
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Elegies and Rhapsodies 122 Attributed to Chu Yuan Heavenly Questions
192
Chia Yi The Owl
208
Mei Cheng Seven Stimuli
211
Chengkung Sui Rhapsody on Whistling
229
Tao Chien The Return
235
Su Shih Red Cliff Rhapsody
238
Folk and Folklike Songs Ballads and Narrative Verse 128 Liu Pang Song of the Great Wind
241
Anonymous GroundThumping Song
242
Yennien A Song
243
Anonymous Song of the Viet Boatman
244
Anonymous Mulberry Up the Lane
245
Anonymous From the Nineteen Old Poems
247
Hulu Chin Song of the Tolos
269
Wang Wei Army Ballad
270
Po Chuyi and Yuan Chen Iranian Whirling Girls
278
Anonymous Poem of Medicine Puns
281
Yao Chen Ballad on the Investigation of a Disaster
283
Mian The HalfandHalf Song
284
Feng Menglung Mountain Songs
285
Chiu Tszyung A Lament for Fortunes Frailty
287
Chin Ho Ballad of the Maiden of Lanling
290
PROSE
299
Anonymous The Great Announcement from the Classic of Documents
301
Wang Pao The Contract for a Youth
304
Attributed to Tso Chiuming Two Brothers of Cheng and the Mother Who Doted on the Younger from The Commentary of Mr Tso
308
Pan Ku The Passing of Kung Sheng from History of the Han
312
Moral Lessons 161 Yang Hsiung Exemplary Sayings Chapter 2
316
Pan Chao Lessons for Women
320
Parallel Prose 163 Jen Fang Memorial of Indictment Against Liu Cheng
328
Wang Po Preface to Ascending the Pavilion of King Teng in Hungchou on an Autumn Day for a Parting Feast
333
Li Po Letter to Han Chingchou
342
Tsung Chen Letter in Reply to Liu Yichang
345
Prefaces and Postfaces 167 Hsu Shen Postface to Explanation of Simple and Compound Graphs
348
Wang Hsichih Preface to Collected Poems from the Orchid Pavilion
351
Discourses Essays and Sketches
359
Han Yu An Explication of Progress in Learning
366
Ouyang Hsiu The Three Zithers
375
Wei Hsuehyi Account of a PeachStone Boat
382
Books
390
Wulin
405
Anonymous Lay Student Notations from Tunhuang
425
Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs
441
Yeh Mengte Physicians Cannot Raise the Dead
450
Lu Yu The Autobiography of Instructor Lu
452
Liu Tsungyuan Biography of the Child Ou Chi
456
Pi Jihhsiu Biography of a Girl Surnamed Chao
458
Lu Jung The Biography of Aliu
459
Hou FangYu The Biography of Actor Ma
460
Fictional and Fictionalized Biographies and Autobiographies 198 Han Yu The Biography of Fur Point
463
Lu Kueimeng Biography of the Vagrant of Rivers and Lakes
466
FICTION
469
Rhetorical Persuasions and Allegories 200 Compiled by Liu Hsiang Intrigues of the Warring States
471
Liu Tsungyuan The Donkey of Chien
474
Anecdotal Fiction 202 Liu Yiching A New Account of Tales of the World
476
Tales of the Strange 203 Attributed to Liu Hsiang Biographies of Transcendents
479
Kan Pao Preface to and Tales from Search for the Supernatural
480
Pu Sungling Strange Tales from MakeDo Studio
485
Chi Yun Sketches from the Cottage for the Contemplation of Subtleties
496
ClassicalLanguage Short Stories 207 Yuan Chen The Story of Yingying
507
Kungtso An Account of the Governor of the Southern Branch
517
SharpTongued Tsuilien
529
Feng Menglung The Canary Murders
551
Attributed to Wu Chengen The Journey to the West Chapter 7
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Anonymous Wu Sung Beats the Tiger from Water Margin with Commentary by Chin Shengtan
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Tsao Hsuehchin A Burial Mound for Flowers from Dream of Red Towers
591
ORAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
605
Tung Chiehyuan Master Tungs Western Chamber Romance
643
Drama
673
Tang Hsientsu The Peony Pavilion Scene 7
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Anonymous The Mortal Thoughts of a Nun from a Popular
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Romanization Schemes for Modern Standard Mandarin
727
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Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 1994 Prix Maghreb and of the 1987 Goncourt Prize for his novel La Nuit sacrée (The sacred night), has published ten novels, four books of poetry, and three works of nonfiction. His books have been widely translated and include three novels in English: Silent Day in Tangiers, Corruption, and The Sand Child. His recent Racism Explained to My Daughter has been translated into fifteen languages and has sold more than 300,000 copies.Barabara Bray lives in Paris where she is a writer, critic, and translator. She has translated many books, including The Lover by Marguerite Duras, Jacques Lacan by Elisabeth Roudinesco (Columbia, 1997), as well as three of Julia Kristeva's novels: Possessions, The Old Man and the Wolves, and The Samurai (all published by Columbia).

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