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Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding

Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding
 

An engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expertWe are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China's century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically presen... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141984841
Published 28 March 2019 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Sterckx, Roel
Series Pelican books
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ISBN-13 9780141984841
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Pelican
Publication Date 28 March 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Sterckx, Roel
Series Pelican books
Category Cultural Studies
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Philosophy
Oriental & Indian Philosophy
Social Sciences
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
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Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 951
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An engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expertWe are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China's century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world?In this enlightening book, Roel Sterckx, one of the foremost experts in Chinese thought, takes us through centuries of Chinese history, from Confucius to Daoism to the Legalists. The great questions that have occupied China's brightest minds were not about who and what we are, but rather how we should live our lives, how we should organise society and how we can secure the well-being of those who live with us and for whom we carry responsibility.With evocative examples from philosophy, literature and everyday life, Sterckx shows us how the ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

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Author's Bio

Roel Sterckx is Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College. He is a sinologist specializing in the cultural history, religion and thought of pre-imperial and early imperial China as well as the classical and literary Chinese language.

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