Textual Patterns of the Eight-Part Essays and Logic in Ancient Chinese Texts

  • Chunlan Jin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Chunlan Jin
    Pages 1-27
  3. Chunlan Jin
    Pages 81-98
  4. Chunlan Jin
    Pages 115-125
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-143

About this book


This book systematically depicts the theory of chengshi (textual patterns) of the eight-part essays and logic in ancient Chinese texts. With the rare materials, it covers all the basic and important aspects of the whole process and values of chengshi, such as the transformation of different parts and the coherent expression of the doctrines, the planning of writing, and the application to the logical and pedagogic fields. It also explores the similarities and disparities of logical patterns between ancient Chinese and Western texts. Though entirely fresh and tentative, the contrastive studies get new insights into the logic and philosophical concepts hidden in the writings for better understanding of the uniqueness and richness implied in Chinese culture.


Chengshi in Eight-Part Essays Textual Patterns Informal Argumentation Comparison of Logical Patterns Aesthetics of Chengshi Philosophy of Chengshi

Authors and affiliations

  • Chunlan Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.East China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2336-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2337-3
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