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Liu, Dong

Selected Readings on Chinese Civilization: Philosophy, Science, Society, and Cultural Life in Ancient and Dynastic China

Selected Readings on Chinese Civilization: Philosophy, Science, Society, and Cultural Life in Ancient and Dynastic China

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Selected Readings on Chinese Civilization" is a truly authoritative volume representing more than a century of research and scholarship by some of China’s most eminent and respected academics. This edition, translated in English for the first time, offers an eye-opening window into the nature of Chinese civilization and society from the Chinese perspective. This monumental work paints a picture of Chinese civilization that is both sweeping in scope and intimate in nature. Designed for general readers, the book places equal emphasis on large scale social change as well as and the ordinary day to day lives which have enabled the Chinese civilization to adapt, change, and thrive amid myriad dynasties and the rise and fall of states and kingdoms throughout history. Topics range from philosophy and religion to cooking and city planning, governance and infrastructure, art and aesthetics, and many more. This book can serve as the core of a library on the traditions of China within a wide and diverse range of disciplines.
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  • Long River Press

  • 2022

  • English

  • 512 Pages

  • Paperback

  • 6 x 1.28 x 9 inches

  • 1592652522

  • 9781592652525

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