Professor of History and Asian Studies
|Title||Professor of Asian Studies and History, Emeritus|
Kidder Smith () studied China's culture at Princeton, Berkeley, and in Taiwan. He teaches pre-modern and modern Chinese history. His research interests lie in early China, the time of Confucius, Sun Tzu and the First Emperor's unification of empire, roughly 500 to 200 B.C. He has written on the I Ching, the Art of War, and issues in the practice of Buddhism.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Department of History, 1979
B.A Princeton University, Oriental Studies, 1968
"Foreword," The Sanity We Are Born With, by Chögyam Trungpa (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2005)
"Sima Tan and the Invention of Taoism, 'Legalism,' et cetera," Journal of Asian Studies 62.1 ( February 2003), pp. 129-156. A one-thousand word essay on the application of mythology to the human sciences was also published as part of the section "In This Issue."
The Art of War: A New Translation, with essays and commentary; collaborative work by Denma Translation Group (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2001). Sinological apparatus at victoryoverwar.com
"Transmuting Blood and Guts: My Experiences in the Buddhist Military," Tricycle - The Buddhist Review 10.4 (Summer 2001), pp. 72-77.
"Contextualized Translation of the Yijing," Philosophy East and West 49.3 (July 1999), pp. 177-83.
"The Militarist Texts: The Sunzi" for second edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition, ed. Wm. Theodore de Bary & Irene Bloom (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), pp. 213-23.
"Pre-Qin Military Texts, with Special Regard to the Sunzi," China Review International 1 (March 1994), pp. 231-42.
"On the Family Relationship," Shumu jikan (Taipei), 27.4 (March 1994), pp. 193-99.
"The Difficulty of the Yijing," Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 15 (December 1993), pp. 1-15.
" ," in (1993.2), pp. 38-39; reprinted in Sunzi tansheng (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Military Science, 1993), pp. 373-77.
" '' ,"in Zhongguo wenhua 7 (1992), pp. 134-35.
Editor, Chuang Tzu::Rationality::Interpretation (Bowdoin College, 1991) and Sagehood and Systematizing Thought (Bowdoin College, 1990).
Senior author, Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990)
"Zhouyi Interpretation from Accounts in the Zuozhuan," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 49 (December 1989), pp. 421-63.