Download PDF by Ying-shih Yu,Josephine Chiu-Duke,Michael Duke: Chinese History and Culture, volume 1: Sixth Century B.C.E.

By Ying-shih Yu,Josephine Chiu-Duke,Michael Duke

ISBN-10: 0231178581

ISBN-13: 9780231178587

The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime success within the humanities and the Tang Prize for “revolutionary examine” in Sinology, Ying-shih Yü is a ultimate student of chinese language experiences. Chinese background and Culture volumes 1 and a pair of convey his amazing oeuvre to English-speaking readers. Spanning thousand years of social, highbrow, and political swap, the essays in those volumes examine significant questions via all elements of chinese language existence: as an old civilization, what middle values sustained chinese language tradition via centuries of upheaval; and in what methods did those values continue to exist or Westernize in glossy times?

From Yü Ying-shih’s viewpoint, the Dao, or the best way constitutes the interior center of chinese language civilization. those essays discover the original dynamics among chinese language intellectuals’ discourse at the Dao or ethical ideas for a symbolized perfect global order and their feedback of up to date fact all through chinese language heritage. quantity 1 explores how the Dao was once reformulated, accelerated, defended, and preserved via chinese language intellectuals as much as the 17th century, guiding them via history’s darkest turns. Essays include the evolving perception of the soul and the afterlife in pre- and post-Buddhist China, the importance of consuming practices and social etiquette, the movement towards better individualism, the increase of the Neo-Daoist circulation, the unfold of Confucian ethics, and the expansion of service provider tradition and capitalism. a real landscape of chinese language culture’s continuities and transition, this two-volume assortment offers readers of all backgrounds a special schooling within the which means of chinese language civilization.

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