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To provide an exciting introduction to the background of contemporary civilization in China, the editors of this book bring together translations from Chinese sources that illustrate Chinese thought since earliest times. Most were made especially for this book. The traditions represented range from Confucianism and Taoism to Buddhism.

In addition to presenting the major schools of classical philosophy, this volume discusses yin-yang theories of cosmology and geomancy and the rationale of monarchy and dynastic rule. Neo-Confucianism is dealt with in its manifold revival in the Sung dynasty, the political reforms of Wang Anshih, and the philosophical school of Reason.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231086028
Subtitle:
Volume 1
Editor:
de Bary, William Theodore
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
China Civilization.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Sources of Chinese Tradition
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
December 1960
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Dimensions:
8.29x5.40x1.08 in. 1.49 lbs.

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