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With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today´s most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question.

Review:

"Since its first appearance in 1960, Sources of Chinese Tradition has educated several generations of students, teachers, and scholars in the West interested in getting a firm grasp of the fundamentals of Chinese civilization. This second edition... will undoubtedly do the same for a now much larger and ever-growing reading population for decades to come." Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu 1958 Professor of Chinese Studies and professor of history, Princeton University

Synopsis:

A collection of English-language readings on China, past and present. This edition has been revised and updated to reflect the changing currents of recent Chinese history. It covers four centuries of Chinese reflections on the differences between Eastern and Western civilizations.

Synopsis:

This volume contains a chronological table of Chinese history beginning with 2852 B.C. up to A.D. 1849. 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.

Synopsis:

For four decades Sources of Chinese Tradition has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin--era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary — who edited the first edition in 1960 — and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and updated the second volume of Sources to reflect the interactions of ideas, institutions, and historical events from the seventeenth century up to the present day.

Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question.

Here are just a few of the topics covered in this second volume of Sources of Chinese Tradition:

- Early Sino-Western contacts in the seventeenth century;

- Four centuries of Chinese reflections on differences between Eastern and Western civilizations;

- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements, with treatises on women's rights, modern science, and literary reform;

- Controversies over the place of Confucianism in modern Chinese society;

- The nationalist revolution — including readings from Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek;

- The communist revolution — with central writings by Mao Zedong;

- Works from contemporary China — featuringpolitical essays from Deng Xiaoping and dissidents including Wei Jingsheng.

With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today's most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

Synopsis:

For four decades Sources of Chinese Tradition has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin--era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary — who edited the first edition in 1960 — and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and updated the second volume of Sources to reflect the interactions of ideas, institutions, and historical events from the seventeenth century up to the present day.

Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question.

Here are just a few of the topics covered in this second volume of Sources of Chinese Tradition:

- Early Sino-Western contacts in the seventeenth century;

- Four centuries of Chinese reflections on differences between Eastern and Western civilizations;

- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements, with treatises on women's rights, modern science, and literary reform;

- Controversies over the place of Confucianism in modern Chinese society;

- The nationalist revolution — including readings from Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek;

- The communist revolution — with central writings by Mao Zedong;

- Works from contemporary China — featuring political essays from Deng Xiaoping and dissidents including Wei Jingsheng.

With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today's most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

About the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and is coeditor of the first edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition, as well as Sources of Japanese Tradition and Sources of Korean Tradition.

Richard Lufrano is assistant professor of Chinese history at the College of Staten Island and the author of Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231112710
Compiled:
Lufrano, Richard John
Compiled:
De Bary, William Theodore
Compiled by:
Lufrano, Richard John
Compiled by:
De Bary, William Theodore
Compiled:
Lufrano, Richard John
Compiled:
De Bary, William Theodore
Author:
Lufrano, Richard John
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Introduction to Asian Civilizations
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.24x6.27x1.32 in. 2.00 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Since its first appearance in 1960, Sources of Chinese Tradition has educated several generations of students, teachers, and scholars in the West interested in getting a firm grasp of the fundamentals of Chinese civilization. This second edition... will undoubtedly do the same for a now much larger and ever-growing reading population for decades to come." Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu 1958 Professor of Chinese Studies and professor of history, Princeton University
"Synopsis" by , A collection of English-language readings on China, past and present. This edition has been revised and updated to reflect the changing currents of recent Chinese history. It covers four centuries of Chinese reflections on the differences between Eastern and Western civilizations.
"Synopsis" by , This volume contains a chronological table of Chinese history beginning with 2852 B.C. up to A.D. 1849. 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.
"Synopsis" by , For four decades Sources of Chinese Tradition has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin--era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary — who edited the first edition in 1960 — and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and updated the second volume of Sources to reflect the interactions of ideas, institutions, and historical events from the seventeenth century up to the present day.

Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question.

Here are just a few of the topics covered in this second volume of Sources of Chinese Tradition:

- Early Sino-Western contacts in the seventeenth century;

- Four centuries of Chinese reflections on differences between Eastern and Western civilizations;

- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements, with treatises on women's rights, modern science, and literary reform;

- Controversies over the place of Confucianism in modern Chinese society;

- The nationalist revolution — including readings from Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek;

- The communist revolution — with central writings by Mao Zedong;

- Works from contemporary China — featuringpolitical essays from Deng Xiaoping and dissidents including Wei Jingsheng.

With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today's most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

"Synopsis" by , For four decades Sources of Chinese Tradition has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin--era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary — who edited the first edition in 1960 — and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and updated the second volume of Sources to reflect the interactions of ideas, institutions, and historical events from the seventeenth century up to the present day.

Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question.

Here are just a few of the topics covered in this second volume of Sources of Chinese Tradition:

- Early Sino-Western contacts in the seventeenth century;

- Four centuries of Chinese reflections on differences between Eastern and Western civilizations;

- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements, with treatises on women's rights, modern science, and literary reform;

- Controversies over the place of Confucianism in modern Chinese society;

- The nationalist revolution — including readings from Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek;

- The communist revolution — with central writings by Mao Zedong;

- Works from contemporary China — featuring political essays from Deng Xiaoping and dissidents including Wei Jingsheng.

With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today's most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

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