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Guorong Yang

Editor/translator Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Daniel Sarafinas, Sharon Small, Ady van den Stock and Stefano Gandolfo

I On the level of everyday life, the expression of emotion in the Book of Songs concretely unfolds itself in different aspects: in the first place, it deals with emotions of love, which embody the emotional relationship between men and women. In this regard, the emotions displayed in the Book of

Christopher Cairns

Popular Media, Social Emotion, and Public Discourse in Contemporary China . London & New York: Routledge (2014). 154 pp. isbn : 978-1-315-86724-3. Price: $140. Scholars of censorship in contemporary China are often far too focused on the cat-and-mouse, state-and-society game unfolding on a

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Mario Sabattini

, of those elements that are in keeping with the emotions, a new image is created. Sometimes, even simple choice is enough for creation. But, in art, most images derive from association. What is meant by “association” is the “linking of image A to image B”. In Chapter 6 we discussed the nature of

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Mario Sabattini

immediate world, and attempts to transform this world into an ideal one. Consequently, particular importance is given to the sincerity of the emotions, and to the search for truth through facts. Great Chinese poets, like Qu Yuan, Tao Qian, Yuan Ji, Du Fu, Li Bai, etc., wanted to express, very simply and

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Mario Sabattini

imagination and the emotions as dangers for human nature, and thought to rule them with the intellect. It is debatable whether they can be ruled or not. But even were it possible, depriving oneself of some natural inclination in order to foster others would not, in the end, be an ideal form of behaviour. A

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Guorong Yang

Editor/translator Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Daniel Sarafinas, Sharon Small, Ady van den Stock and Stefano Gandolfo

natural and innate emotions and uses the affirmation of the person’s innate values as its substantial content. The distinction between humans and birds establishes that humans’ innate values are different from other animals. It is these types of new values that offer a possibility for a society to obtain

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Mario Sabattini

describe is only the associations of ideas that the music generates, and not the music itself. Are the emotions stimulated by these associations aesthetic or not? An early school of English psychologists contended that associations of ideas were all aesthetic experience. This view was pre-eminent for a

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Eric Dodson-Robinson

dramatizes that what is at stake in acceding to the impetus of another’s emotions is one’s very self. Finally, I outline how the early biographers and historians portray Nero, whom Seneca served as tutor and advisor, as an Atreus-like figure. This Nero models his own crimes on those of the past, which he

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Mario Sabattini

shorter routes open to them. There was no need to build a mountain peak on a plain. Study of past experience alone consumes enough energy. It is impossible to be able to write without studying. Those who have too much faith in genius often say literature is a spontaneous expression of the emotions; for

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Guorong Yang

Editor/translator Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Daniel Sarafinas, Sharon Small, Ady van den Stock and Stefano Gandolfo

spiritual life of the individual, the Zhongyong says the following: The moment at which joy and anger, grief and pleasure, have yet to arise is called a zhong 中, “nascent equilibrium”; once the emotions have arisen, and have all been brought into proper focus, this is called he 和 “harmony.” 39 This