Heritage of China

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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The thirteen essays in this volume, all by experts in the field of Chinese studies, reflect the diversity of approaches scholars follow in the study of China's past. Together they reveal the depth and vitality of Chinese civilization and demonstrate how an understanding of traditional China can enrich and broaden our own contemporary worldview.

Table of Contents

Western Perceptions of China from the Late Sixteenth Century to the Present
Early Civilization in China: Reflections on How it Became Chinese
The Evolution of Government in China
Sage Kings and Laws in the Chinese and Greek Traditions
The Confucian Tradition in Chinese History
Religious Traditions in Chinese Civilization
Science and Medicine in Chinese History
Women, Marriage and the Family in Chinese History
Chinese Economic History in Comparative Perspective
Modern Chinese Social History in Comparative Perspective
Chinese Art and its Impact on the West
Poetry in the Chinese Tradition
The Distinctive Art of Chinese Fiction
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