Warring States Project

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The Project's publication program makes its research results readily available to specialists, teachers, students, and the general reading public. The program comprises two book series and a journal on the Sinological side, and one book series and a journal on the New Testament side.

Distribution of Project publications worldwide is through the University Press of New England, to which all orders placed from these pages are automatically referred. An order or preorder link is given for books currently available or in final production; other dates are our best current estimate.

Ancient China

China's classical period is represented by about three dozen texts, many of which are incorrectly dated or otherwise misunderstood. Modern research has clarified many of these puzzles, and permitted the development of ideas and institutions to be seen more clearly than ever before.

Ancient China in Context

The teachings of Confucius and other thinkers were formative for early China, and are still cogent for modern China. This series brings this important part of the world heritage to the attention of a world readership. It includes an overview and orientation volume, The Emergence of China, plus single volumes giving a more detailed look at the major schools of thought.
Quiet Ways: The Mystical Statecraft of Laudz
Arts of War: The Classical Chinese Military Tradition
Waging Peace: The Mician Program for Ancient China
Mencius: China's Second Sage
The Emergence of China: From Confucius to the Empire

The New Chinese Classics

Classical China itself regarded certain supposedly archaic texts as authoritative for the culture. This series gives a closer look at the most important of them: the Shr, Shu, Yi, and Chun/Chyou or Spring and Autumn. These books are studies rather than complete translations.

Spring and Autumn: The Chinese World Before Confucius
A Timeless Present: The Chinese Classic of Poetry
A Usable Past: The Chinese Classic of Documents
A Visible Future: The Chinese Classic of Changes

Warring States Papers

In this annual journal, specialists and other interested persons may follow the ongoing research by which the conclusions behind the above books are reached and further developed. Recommended especially for advanced students and for all research libraries.

Warring States Papers v1 (cover date 2010)
Warring States Papers v2 (cover date 2011)

Early Christianity

The Project's researches on Early Christianity mark a fresh approach to long-discussed problems connected with the history of Christian beginnings, and the texts which are its chief witnesses.

The First Christian Century

The emergence of Christianity from Judaism is one of the great events in Western history. Few history departments devote a course to it, and few Divinity schools permit a historical approach to it. Our publications in this area may help to fill the resulting gap. As with texts in ancient China or any other ancient culture, we recognize interpolations and strata in some texts, and interrelations between all the texts. The series begins with the Gospel of Mark, the earliest account of Jesus, nd continues with the other Gospels and the letters of Paul and his circle.

Jesus and After: The Beginnings of Christianity
God's Apostle: Paul and His Followers
Luke the Healer: The Gospel of Poverty
Kingdom of Heaven: The Vision of Matthew
In Me: Mystical Union in the Gospel of John


In this annual journal, specialists and other interested persons may follow the ongoing research by which the conclusions behind the above books are reached and further developed. Recommended for advanced students and for all church libraries.

Alpha v1 (cover date 2013)
Alpha v2 (cover date 2014)

For publications outside the Project's own publishing program, see the Other page.

All Project publications have the same Editors, plus overlapping Advisors for Sinological and New Testament publications. They bring an interdisciplinary perspective to bear on problems which have been treated more narrowly in the past. In this, the Project wishes to affirm, and to carry out, its perception that basic methodology is uniform across all the humanistic sciences.

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