Warring States Project

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The Project's publication program makes its research results available to specialists, teachers, students, and the general reading public. They comprise two book series and a journal on the Sinological side, and one book series and a journal on the New Testament side. In both fields, we aim to let the texts speak for themselves, free of national or confessional commitments, telling their own story of how they, and the traditions which they represent, came to be. We also publish books on methodology as such.

Distribution of Project publications worldwide is through the University Press of New England, to which all orders placed from these pages are automatically referred. Only books scheduled for release in Spring 2018 or earlier are shown here. An order or preorder link is given for books currently available or in final production; other dates are our best current approximation. This page is regularly updated; for further information about any Project publication, viewers are welcome to inquire via the link at the bottom of this page.

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 to be more clearly seen than ever before. The ideas of Confucius and other major thinkers were formative for early China, and are still cogent for modern China. These publications seek to bring this important part of the world heritage to the attention of a truly world readership. Click on any cover illustration to get to the page for that book.

Ancient China in Context

This series includes an overview and orientation volume, The Emergence of China, plus single volumes giving a more detailed look at the period as seen from the vantage point of one of its major schools of thought..

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The New Chinese Classics

Classical China itself regarded these 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), plus the first of the Imperial histories, the Shr Ji, which has come to have the status of a classic itself. Most of the books in this series will appear after the Ancient China in Context series is substantially complete, and only the first title, Spring and Autumn, is thus included here.

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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.



Early Christianity

This series includes an overview and orientation volume (The Emergence of China), plus closer inspection of the major thought tendencies in the classical period. Click on any image to see the page for that book.

The First Christian Century

Slowly and by stages, Christianity emerged out of Judaism. Its early forms were soon lost beneath later texts and later doctrines. These books show that evolution actually happening, either by highlighting the neglected texts that witness to the earliest stages, or by showing how the different layers of the Gospel texts reveal the stages in the process, now stacked on top of each other like some excavated ancient city.Modern Christians may be surprised to learn that their direct, nontheological type of Christianity is actually very close to the beliefs and practices of the earliest Jesus communities. Click on any cover design to get to the page for that book.

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In this annual journal, specialists and other interested persons — Christians in the pews as well as in the pulpits — may follow the ongoing research by which the conclusions behind the above books are reached and further developed. Those interested in this topic are also invited to visit the Alpha Christianity section of this web site.




Studies in Philology

At the heart of text research in all languages is a common basic toolkit. These books provide new additions to the toolkit (such as the precise measurement of stylistic differences) or collect examples of the successful application of traditional tools, in one language or another, as a guide to future generations.



All Project publications, including its two journals, have the same Editors, plus overlapping Advisors for its Sinological and New Testament publications. Together, these bring an interdisciplinary perspective to bear on what are too often considered to be merely local problems. In this as in everything else, the Project wishes to affirm, and to implement, its perception that basic methodology is uniform across all the humanistic sciences.

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