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Heritage of China : contemporary perspectives on Chinese civilization

Author: Paul S Ropp; Timothy Hugh Barrett
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Ropp; Timothy Hugh Barrett
ISBN: 0520064402 9780520064409 0520064410 9780520064416
OCLC Number: 20092673
Description: xxi, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Western perceptions of China from the late sixteenth century to the present / Jonathan Spence --
Early civilization in China : reflections on how it became Chinese / David N. Keightley --
The evolution of government in China / Jack L. Dull --
Sage kings and laws in the Chinese and Greek traditions / Karen Turner --
The Confucian tradition in Chinese history / Tu Wei-ming --
Religious traditions in Chinese civilization : Buddhism and Taoism / T.H. Barrett --
Science and medicine in Chinese history / Nathan Sivin --
Women, marriage, and the family in Chinese history / Patricia Ebrey --
Chinese economic history in comparative perspective / Albert Feuerwerker --
Modern Chinese social history in comparative perspective / William T. Rowe --
Chinese art and its impact on the West / Michael Sullivan --
Poetry in the Chinese tradition / Stephen Owen --
The distinctive art of Chinese fiction / Paul S. Ropp.
Responsibility: edited by Paul S. Ropp ; contributors, T.H. Barrett [and others].
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