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《经济学家》2013年最佳图书

《经济学家》2013年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2014;2015;2016;2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、小说七类: Politics and current affairs My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau; 464 pages; $28. To be published in Britain by Scribe in February; £20. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, diaries and letters, as well as his own family story, Ari Shavit, a Tel Aviv newspaper columnist mines four generations of history to tease out the conflicts and contradictions in his controversial homeland. A passionate elegy.

New Book: <em>We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution</em>. By Bruce Ackerman

New Book: We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution. By Bruce Ackerman

We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution. By Bruce Ackerman. Harvard University Press 2014. ISBN: 9780674050297, 0674050290. The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman’s sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks’s courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King’s resounding cadences in “I Have a Dream,” to Lyndon Johnson’s leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court’s decisions redefining the meaning of equality, the movement to end racial discrimination decisively changed our understanding of the Constitution. Ackerman anchors his discussion in the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights…

高鸿钧:《法缘记忆:醉心梦语》

高鸿钧:《法缘记忆:醉心梦语》

高鸿钧:《法缘记忆:醉心梦语》,上海三联书店2013年。ISBN: 9787542642714. 内容简介 作者从业法学数十年,但始终不曾忘记文学的梦想。数年前,于青灯黄卷之余,偶感“法塔”不可承受之重,遂打量世事人情,但见红尘滚滚、浊浪滔滔、大千世界、无奇不有,于是写下这五十余篇别有趣味的短章,所涉内容多与法界相关。 作者简介 高鸿钧,1955年生,黑龙江海伦人;吉林大学法律系77级本科,中国政法大学81级研究生。研究生毕业留校,1991年调至中国社会科学院法学研究所,副研究员、研究员,1998年至今在清华大学法学院任教授;主要领域为比较法学、法理学和外国法制史;中国法学会比较法研究会副会长,全国外国法制史研究会副会长,清华大学法学院法律全球化研究中心主任。

刘皓明:雅典与梭伦:评柯素芝《出世与神情:西王母在中世纪中国》

刘皓明:雅典与梭伦:评柯素芝《出世与神情:西王母在中世纪中国》

Suzanne Cahill, Transcendence and Divine Passion: The Queen Mother of the West in Medieval China, Stanford University Press, 1993. 到西安必登大雁塔。初唐时期留到今天的人造地面结构本来就屈指可数,而它们中间,恐怕没有哪个比大雁塔更人文荟萃了吧?要说能在长安这样的都市屹立一千三百多年而不倒,实在不是易事,因为就算能历尽乱世的兵燹劫掠而幸存,却保不齐躲得过“盛世”的拆迁;就连自然风景,不也早已因过度开发超限承载而疮痍满目、面目全非了吗? 登上大雁塔,自然要吟咏杜甫的名作《同诸公登慈恩寺塔》: 高标跨苍穹,烈风无时休,自非旷士怀,登兹翻百忧…… 塔内确也未敢有失风雅,应景地悬挂着这首杜诗及其唱和之作的今人抄卷,只是那字写得实在比北京地下过街通道里立在地上的“收购药材墨盒”的牌子上的字好不了多少。在这种旅游热点,没有挂出像“和谐号”那样用电脑打的“书法作品”,就已经很不错了,不好奢望的。 大雁塔本名慈恩寺塔,慈恩寺是唐高宗为纪念其母长孙皇后、唐太宗之妻修建的,高僧玄奘曾在慈恩寺里奉勅译经。现存寺塔为武后时所重建,虽经后来历代修缮,却仍属为数极少的现存唐代地面结构中最著名的一个,是中古建筑史的活标本。这个凝聚了唐代政治、宗教、思想和物质文化的地面结构,尤其因杜甫《同诸公登慈恩寺塔》而成为唐代文学的一个坐标,这不仅是因为杜甫的诗写得好,还由于当年同杜甫一起登塔并唱和的“诸公”——高适、岑参、储光羲、薛据——的诗作也一一尚在。翻阅《文苑英华》,看到这首杜诗同其唱和之作被放在一起,读者仿佛能看到天宝十二年秋(西历753年)的某一天,这几位诗人在慈恩寺兴会的场景。因此除了文学价值之外,这组诗还有极高的史料价值。上个世纪末以来人文研究界时髦搞所谓物质文化(material culture)和公共空间,像杜甫高适岑参等人登慈恩寺塔的唱和之作,可以是这类研究的绝妙素材。

费拉里(编):柏拉图《理想国》剑桥指南

费拉里(编):柏拉图《理想国》剑桥指南

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 G. R. F. 费拉里(G. R. F. Ferrari)编:《柏拉图〈理想国〉剑桥指南》(The Cambridge Companion to Plato’s Republic),陈高华、李诚予、张博、岳林、胡艾忻、吕舒婷译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301225912. @豆瓣 @小组 购买本书:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 《理想国》是古典世界中仍为今人广泛阅读的杰作,本书是对它的一个新近的全面阐释,其中包括的十六篇文章由不同学科背景和研究路径的一流学者撰写,呈现了广泛的解释光谱。无论是初读者,还是较有经验的研究者,都可从中获得教益。前三篇文章是从《理想国》整体出发进行的论述,余下的文章则是按顺序对《理想国》涉及的不同主题的专门阐释;同时,在某些特别重要的主题上,读者还可以领略不同学者从不同路径给出的不同阐释,从而丰富读者对《理想国》的认识。 书评 无论对于研究生还是高年级大学生而言,这都是一部极佳的导读作品,它在引领研习者穿越《理想国》这个错综复杂的文本的同时,让他们领略围绕它而形成的当代争论。一一爱德华·巴特勒(Edward Butler) 这是一本汇集众多名家之作的书,认真探讨《理想国》的研究者应该人手一本。一一尼古拉斯·史密斯(Nicholas D. Smith)

巴顿等:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》

巴顿等:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 约翰·H.巴顿、朱迪思·L.戈尔斯坦、蒂莫西·E.乔里林、理查德·R.斯坦伯格:《贸易体制的演进:GATT与WTO体制中的政治学、法学和经济学》(The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and the WTO),廖诗评译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301217009. @豆瓣 @小组 购买:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 本书对国际多边贸易体制发展中的政治史和经济史进行了全面分析,这一体制即为世界贸易组织(WTO)及其前身关税与贸易总协定(GATT)。本书对从“二战”后该体制产生至今过程中的法律规则、原则、实践和规范进行了分析,同时分析了体制特点的变化给国内市场开放政策的维持与重构带来的影响。分析当代GATT/WTO体制的规则及其背后的经济学逻辑的著作有很多,而本书则是首部对体制规则发展背后的政治学逻辑进行探讨的著作。

罗杰·科特瑞尔:《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》

罗杰·科特瑞尔:《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》

★ 社会思想译丛 ★ 新书讯 罗杰·科特瑞尔(Roger Cotterrell):《法理学的政治分析:法律哲学批判导论》(The Politics of Jurisprudence: A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy),张笑宇译,北京大学出版社2013年。ISBN: 9787301216736. @豆瓣 @小组 购买:亚马逊;当当网。 内容简介 本书讨论法理学研究什么、它试图做什么以及如何完成这些工作,最为重要的是,它的诸多结论如何能够影响法律实践的日常问题,以及主要的社会、道德和政治观念。作者选择对几位关键法学家的观点进行分析,阐明了法律理论的一般特点,并尝试用一种职业主义和政治分析的方法,来表达这些理论。 本书第一版更多是作为学生教材使用。对此,作者开辟了他的方法,在此版中展现了自初版以来逐渐引人关注的理论中最为重要的领域。新版做了大量修订,著述更为明晰,并且恰当的评述了迄今为止的相关文献。有两章新内容处理了近十年来兴起的对英美法律哲学非常多样化的批判性进路。

New Book: <em>Religion without God</em>. By Ronald Dworkin

New Book: Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin

Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin. (罗纳德·德沃金:《没有上帝的宗教》) Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674726826, 0674726820. 购买@亚马逊 About This Book In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses questions that men and women have asked through the ages: What is religion and what is God’s place in it? What is death and what is immortality? Based on the 2011 Einstein Lectures, Religion without God is inspired by remarks Einstein made that if religion consists of awe toward mysteries which “manifest themselves in the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, and which our dull faculties can comprehend only in the most primitive forms,”…

New Book: <em>The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government</em>. By Richard A. Epstein

New Book: The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674724891, 0674724895. American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early twentieth century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America’s current economic malaise and political gridlock. Steering clear of well-worn debates between defenders of originalism and proponents of a living Constitution, Epstein employs close textual reading, historical analysis, and political and economic theory to urge a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the…

New Book: <em>Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law</em>. By Teemu Ruskola

New Book: Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law. By Teemu Ruskola

Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law(《法律东方主义:中国·美国·现代法律》). By Teemu Ruskola. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674073061, 9780674073067. Since the Cold War ended, China has become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the United States has positioned itself as the world’s chief exporter of the rule of law. How did lawlessness become an axiom about Chineseness rather than a fact needing to be verified empirically, and how did the United States assume the mantle of law’s universal appeal? In a series of wide-ranging inquiries, Teemu Ruskola investigates the history of “legal Orientalism”: a set of globally…

New Book: <em>The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution</em>. By Marcia Coyle

New Book: The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle

The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle. Simon & Schuster 2013. ISBN: 1451627513; 9781451627510. 购买本书@亚马逊 The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Through four landmark decisions, Marcia Coyle, one of the most prestigious experts on the Supreme Court, reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge…

New Book: <em>Reflections on Judging</em>. By Richard A. Posner

New Book: Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner

Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674725085, 9780674725089 购买本书@亚马逊 In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Surveying how the judiciary has changed since his 1981 appointment, he engages the issues at stake today, suggesting how lawyers should argue cases and judges decide them, how trials can be improved, and, most urgently, how to cope with the dizzying pace of technological advance that makes litigation ever more challenging to judges and lawyers. For Posner, legal…

冯象:《摩西五经》修订版缀言

冯象:《摩西五经》修订版缀言

《摩西五经》初版是二〇〇五年春节过后脱稿的,一晃七年过去。其间于俗务之余译注了《智慧书》与《新约》,攒得些经验体会;“回头再看,就见出许多不足”(《创世记·修订版后记》),于是到了修订的时节。 译文的变动,粗粗算来,将近五千处。大多是进一步节俭文字、锤炼风格,但也有勘误、取别解或新说的。那初版的底本,原是八十年代中在哈佛念书时用的斯图加特旧版希伯来文传统本《圣经》(BHS, 1976),从《智慧书》开始,才换成第五版BHS(1997)。后者的注释,总体而言较旧版保守,反映了西方古典及中古语文研究的潮流。这次修订,生僻语词的校读,除开个别无善解多歧义的,一般就参照新版。 夹注,《摩西五经》不如《新约》详细,趁此机会增添两项内容:一是简要补充古代近东宗教、历史文化跟经文串解的知识;二是列出中文旧译一些有代表性的舛误——主要是和合本,因其流传较广,常被引用——方便读者对照查阅。 另有少数拗口的人名地名,做了减字换字或谐音意译。如《民数记》二十二章,善解城先知、比珥之子巴兰(Balaam,源自希腊语七十士本),据原文发音改作比兰(bil`am,谐音混乱,bela`);再如《创世纪》三十八章,犹大三个儿子取名厄尔、俄男、安儿(参较和合本:珥、俄南、示拉),是谐音意译,反讽暗示三人或因作恶而丧生,或未能尽到小叔娶寡嫂“替哥哥结子实”的义务,致使家庭不得安宁。 本书初版问世迄今,几乎每天收到各地读者和信友的电邮,“提问、商榷、谈心得或祝祷,于我都是极大的勉励”(《新约·前言》)。在此谨表谢忱,并希望这第二版也能给诸君送上一份“生命的粮”。昔日,见不足者有言: 如果译经是与圣者相遇,修订 便是“面对面同他交谈” 如摩西受嘱托:一次又一次 灵中狂喜,决口心堤。 二〇一二年五月于清华园 《摩西五经》(修订版),冯象译注,牛津大学出版社·香港,2013。

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2013;2014;2015;2016;2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类: The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…

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